OAXACA STRINGS INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
DATES FOR SUMMER 2020: JULY 26 - AUGUST 8TH
SA'OAXACA VIRTUAL FESTIVAL
Due to the currently global pandemic COVID - 19, SA’OAXACA finds itself with the need to transfer online for the summer of 2020. The well-being and safety of our participants is of the utmost importance, and our commitment to providing musical and educational opportunities continues to be our priority. We are sure that our 2020 edition, although unconventional, will be of great benefit to our student body. We are excited about our wonderful faculty and incredible guest artists that will become part of the SA’OAXACA community this summer and we can’t wait for you to meet them! See you in July!
Virtual Festival - SA'OAXACA 2020
SA'OAXACA is the first tuition free chamber music festival exclusively for string instrumentalist (violin, viola and cello) in Oaxaca, founded by the Amatista Quartet from the University of Michigan and partnered with the Fine Arts School (Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca, UABJO) and the Fonoteca Juan León Mariscal of Centro Cultural San Pablo. The SA'OAXACA vision is to provide excellent chamber music opportunities to students in Mexico and increase the study and promotion of Hispanic and Latin American composers.
Sa´- This word comes from the Zapotec language in one of the famous regions in Oaxaca, el Istmo. Depending on the context, the word can mean: celebration, music, festivity, “son”, agreeable sound, melody, orchestra, dance or song.