Led by the incomparable José Hernández, the world–famous Mariachi Sol de México® returns to Davies Symphony Hall for a festive tribute to Mexico’s proud heritage and rich music traditions. Experience a truly international celebration, with the ensemble singing and playing favorites from both Mexico and America in an exhilarating performance of vibrant rhythms and showmanship.
The SF Symphony does not appear in this performance.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive a 25% discount on tickets.
Conductor & Founder of Mariachi Sol de México and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles
José Hernández is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a master of mariachi music. He is a world-renowned musician, composer and music educator who continues to break new ground in the world of mariachi music. He is founder of the world-famous Mariachi Sol de MéxicoÒ and America’s first all-female professional mariachi ensemble Mariachi Reyna de Los AngelesÒ
José is a fifth-generation mariachi whose passion is to bring mariachi music to audiences around the world. In addition to leading two mariachi ensembles, he works tirelessly to inspire and empower the next generation of musicians through the educational initiatives he has founded: The José Hernández’ Mariachi Nationals and Summer InstituteÒ, a mariachi music Summer intensive and competition which brings together some of the country’s top student mariachi ensembles and the Mariachi Heritage Society, which teaches mariachi music and folk dancing to new generations. José has also been the Musical Director of many prestigious mariachi festivals and conferences across the world..
José continues to advance the art of mariachi music with daring new compositions and arrangements. His latest and sixteenth CD, Leyendas de mi Pueblo, is an homage to the great Mexican Mariachi music icons Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, José Alfredo Jiménez, Miguel Aceves Mejía, Javier Solís and Vicente Fernández. He has composed, arranged and provided music for all sixteen Mariachi Sol de México albums. He sings and plays trumpet, violin, guitarrón, and vihuela. He has performed in prestigious venues around the world and recorded with some of the most respected names in the music industry including Selena, Vicente Fernandez, Lola Beltrán, Juan Gabriel, Luis Miguel, Bryan Adams and the Beach Boys.
José’s musical inspirations are rich and diverse, ranging from Agustín Lara to José Alfredo Jiménez. One of José’s proudest achievements is establishing the Sol de México® symphony orchestra, bringing this powerful and vibrant sound to mariachi lovers around the world.