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Becas Valentine Classical Concert Under the Stars
email this pageprint this pageemail usCecile Scriban - PVNN
January 09, 2010

On February 12th at 7 pm, the Westin Resort will host the Becas Vallarta Valentine Benefit Concert Under the Stars, featuring two of Vallarta's own artists, guitarist Mario Blanco and pianist Adriana Martínez, playing classical romantic music that will satisfy the most demanding of music lovers.

Becas Vallarta A.C. is pleased to present once again this unique and sought-after event in its second year, which celebrates both academic and music education in our community in one of the most enchanting surroundings of Puerto Vallarta.

This year we are pleased to present another two of Vallarta's own artists, the guitarist Mario Blanco and pianist Adriana Martínez.

Mario Blanco is well known in our city's musical circles as an outstanding guitarist and trova singer, who could be heard and seen in his own café Blanco y Negro in the Hotel Zone. Entirely self-taught, this is one of his first ventures into classical music – and what better way to concertise alongside his daughter, Adriana Martinez.

Talented Adriana was encouraged to become concert pianist by local piano player Antoine Lecomte. She was admitted to the Institute of Fine arts of the University of Colima. and is currently completing her fourth semester toward a Bachelor of Music as a concert pianist with Dr. Anatoli Zatin. Even while attending master classes with various Russian teachers, Adriana soloed to much acclaim with the Institute's chamber orchestra.


Solo Guitar:

1. Romance de Amor - Antonio Rovira
2. Tango Suite (Caminito, Volver) - Juan de Dios Filiberto, Carlos Gardel
3. Alfonsina y el Mar – Ariel Ramirez

Piano Solo:

1. Preludio and Fugue No. 9 in E major BWV 854 – J. S. Bach
2. Sonata K570 in B flat major – W.A. Mozart
    I. Allegro
    II. Adagio
    III. Allegretto
3. Mazurka No.2 in C sharp minor – M.M. Ponce

Intermission (15-20 minutes)

Piano y Guitarra:

1. Estrellita – M.M. Ponce
2. Concierto de Aranjuez II – Adagio – Joaquín Rodrigo
3. Sonata in F major HWV 370 for violin and piano – G.F. Händel (adaptation for guitar and piano)
    I. Adagio
    II. Allegro

With such a novel and delightful line-up, how can anyone afford not to come and celebrate this promising Valentine musical soiree with us and show your whole-hearted support and love for these dual worthy causes!

Becas Valentine Classical Concert Under the Stars
Friday, February 12 at 7:00 pm
Los Jardines El Patio Los Arcos
Hotel Westin Resort & Spa
Paseo de la Marina Sur No. 205

Tickets: $200 pesos (booked in advance and on sale now), or $250 pesos at the door.

The Raintree Vacation Club (Club Regina) will be providing a cash bar at the Concert venue. Their Club's El Palmar Restaurant, located next to the Concert venue, will offer a 15% discount on dinners before and after the event on presenting concert tickets. The Club's parking area will be also be made available to all concert goers.

For reservations and sales, please contact:
Cecile Scriban at (322) 223-4606 or celiatsascri(at)
Polly Vicars at (322) 223-1371 or phvicars(at)
Ricardo Murrieta at (322) 224-9966 or blm(at)
Mario Blanco at(322) 293-1038 or marioblanco(at)

To learn more about Becas Vallarta, click HERE or visit If you would like to volunteer or make a tax deductible donation, please call Polly Vicars at 011-52-322-223-1371 or Buri Gray at (322) 221-5285, or send an email to becasvallarta(at)

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