For Immediate Release: California Center for the Arts, Escondido Presents International Guitar Night

Escondido, California — :

Thursday, February 23, 2017
California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
Escondido, CA 92025
Tickets: $25-$35 / 7:30 pm


Escondido, CA — Tuesday, January 3, 2017 — The California Center for the Arts, Escondido proudly presents one of world’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles Villalobos Brothers on Thursday, February 23, 2017 in the Center Theater at 7:30 pm. Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awakens and mesmerizes. Their original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. Interviews and hi-res images are available upon request.

Villalobos Brothers are composed of brothers Ernesto Villalobos (lead vocals, violin), Alberto Villalobos (lead vocals, violin) and Luis Villalobos (lead vocals, violin), as well as collaborators Humberto Flores (guitar, back-up vocals), Leo Sherman (bass), and Rosa Avila (drums). Their most recent album, Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, references the Artist Visas that the three brothers received before coming to the United States. Future endeavors include the completion of a Symphonic Project in collaboration with GRAMMY® Award-winning arranger and composer Eduardo Magallanes, as well as the recording of a second album.

Villalobos Brothers have collaborated and recorded with legendary musicians, including Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Dan Zanes, Jay Rodriguez, Pierre Boulez, Dolly Parton, Arturo O’Farrill, Antonio Sanchez and Eddie Palmieri. The ensemble is the first Mexican band to play at the Apollo Theater, and they’ve also performed at an impressive list of venues such as the Latin GRAMMY® Awards, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Rockefeller Center. In 2013, Villalobos Brothers won the “2013 Battle of the Boroughs,” one of National Public Radio‘s flagship competitions. In 2015, the group was chosen as “Musical Artist in Residence” for Lincoln Center Education, 92st Street YMCA, Latino Arts, and The New York Botanical Garden’s record-breaking exhibit “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life.”

Experience Villalobos Brothers’ signature style known as “Fast Chatting Violin” on February 23, 2017 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido!



About the California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, the Center’s creation was sparked by a civic vision—one that recognized the vital role that the arts play in strengthening and uniting the community. Our commitment to enriching lives and improving access to the arts, especially for low-income individuals and families, is exemplified through our extensive educational programming and robust series of free community events. The Center is guided by an enthusiastic Board of Trustees and passionate staff who are dedicated to furthering arts education and access, and to creating programs that provide cultural enrichment for residents of North County and beyond.

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