October 29 – Elena performed with Edgar Ibarra at Plaza Carso at 2.30pm.
October 15 – Elena and Edgar Ibarra performed at Festival Internacional de la Cultura Maya (FICMaya) in Merida.
October 8 – Elena performed at the Foro Jose Sole at 1pm in Tlalpan, Mexico City.
October 2 – Elena performed at the Centro Cultural de Mexico Contemporaneo at 12pm.
September 29 – Elena Durán performed alongside the Amistad Trio (Edgar Ibarra on piano, David Rosas on Bass and Salvador Merchand on drums at AUDI’s ‘After Work Jazz Lounge’ in Ingolstadt, Germany. This event is in honour of the Mexico-Germany 2016 ‘Dual Year’.
July 19 – Elena performed at The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, who held a family-friendly Dedication Ceremony & Cornerstone Presentation to reflect the museum’s unique artistry and cultural richness and the opening of its new site in 2019. Elena was honoured to play at the ceremony and partake in this special day celebrating Mexican culture.
The program also included appearances by Boxing World Champions, including Julio César Chávez, considered the greatest Mexican fighter of all time, and Veronica Monterrubio, signed copies of her latest children’s book, El Árbol o Recuento de una Vida Inanimada.
July 9 – Elena Durán was joined by Carlos Salmerón (piano) and Adolfo Ramos (cello) in this final performance of the Elena Durán and Friends series at the Palacio de Bellas Artes at 17:00.
Program: Trio No.1 en D menor, Op.49 – Felix Mendelssohn / Trio en G minor, Op.63 – Carl Maria von Weber
June 5 – Joaquin Melo (Principal Flautist of the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan) and Irina Decheva (piano) took to the stage as part of the Elena Durán and Friends series at the Palacio de Bellas Artes at 17:00.
En Bateau – Claude Debussy / Sonata – Francis Poulenc / Cantabile y Presto – Georges Enescu / Fantasie Op 79 – Gabriel Fauré / Andante y Scherzo – Louis Ganne / Suite de Tres Piezas – Benjamin Goddard
May 21 – As part of the Elena Durán and Friends series, the Trio Luminaria (Megan Majorana (Principal Flautist of the Symphony Orchestra of Aguascalientes), Katy Ruelas Valdivia (violin) and Yuko Groves (harp)) performed at 17:00 at the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
Sonatina – Claude Debussy / And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind – Toru Takemitsu / Trio – Harald Genzmer
April 30 – Elena was thrilled to perform at the Alas y Raices Weekend Festival ¡Todos a jugar con música de jazz y más! at the Centro Nacional de las Artes. Elena was joined by the Amistad Trio, with Carlos Salmerón (piano), David Rosas (bass) and Salvador Merchand (drums), at 17:00 in the Auditorio Blas Galindo del Cenart. Read about the performance in Elena´s blog.
Pink Panther, Henry Mancini – Trolley Song, Martin & Blane – New York, New York, Kander & Ebb – America, Leonard Bernstein – Irlandaise, Claude Bolling – Thorn Birds Theme, Henry Mancini – Mull of Kintyre, Paul McCartney – We all Stand Together, Paul McCartney – Imagine, John Lennon – Take Five Paul Desmond – Blue Rondo all Turca, Dave Brubeck – Javanese, Claude Bolling – Jazzy, Claude Bolling – La Paloma Azul, Trad – Bésame Mucho, Consuelo Velázquez – La Bamba, Trad
April 13 – Elena Durán was joined by Alexis Aranda for this performance of “Pedro Mí Amor” in Tecate.
Tickets were by donation of $200 or $300; donations at the VIP level ($500) included the opportunity to meet Elena.
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April 2 – Yamani Fuentes, Principal Flautist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Queretaro, and Mara Tamayo, harp, took the stage as part of the Elena Durán and Friends series at the Palacio de Bellas Artes at 17:00.
Fantasia – Claude Saint-Saens / Enigma – Arturo Márquez / Haru no imi – Michio Miyagi / Sonata – Lowell Libermann
March 20 – Alexis Aranda (piano) joined Elena Duran at the Centro Cultural in Tulancingo, Hidalgo at 17:00.
March 19 – As part of the Elena Durán and Friends series, Antonio Dubatovak (Principal Flautist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jalisco) and Timothy G Ruff Welch (piano) performed at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, 17:00. Click here to watch a video of their encore performance.
Sonata en C mayor – Otar Takaschivili / Tarantella – Vladimir Tsibin / Romance – Yuri Doljikov / Sonata en D mayor, Op 94 – Sergei Prokofiev
March 12 – Elena Durán was joined by Alexis Aranda on piano at this 15:30 performance at Plaza Carso.
February 7 – Elena Durán was joined by the Trio Amistad (Carlos Adriel Salmerón – piano, David Rosas – bass, Salvador Merchand – drums) in the ‘Bravo Brubeck! Bravo Bolling!’ performance in honour of Dave Brubeck and Claude Bolling at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl on February 7 2016.