Cole Porter’s Music in Bellas Artes

Cole Porter’s Music in Bellas Artes


26th International Jazz and Blues Festival
Cole Porter’s Music
Fri, Feb 28, 7pm
Bellas Artes Auditorium
400 pesos
Solutions, Recreo 11, Centro or by PayPal:

By Tere Urtusástegui

As part of the extraordinary winter concerts of the 26th International Jazz and Blues Festival, the music of Cole Porter, one of the great jazz composers, will be presented this Friday, February 28, at 7pm. Porter began violin study at the age of 6 and piano at age 8. He composed an operetta in the style of Gilbert and Sullivan at age 10 and saw his first composition, a waltz, published a year later. As a student at Yale University (B.A., 1913), he composed about 300 songs. In 1928 Porter composed several songs for  Broadway success, and this led to a string of hit musical comedies. Over the years, Porter wrote such glittering songs and lyrics as “Night and Day,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “Begin the Beguine,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “In the Still of the Night,” “Just One of Those Things,” “Love for Sale,” “My Heart Belongs to Daddy,” “Too Darn Hot,” “It’s Delovely,” “I Concentrate on You,” “Always True to You in My Fashion,” and “I Love Paris.” He was especially adept at the catalog song—a song based wholly or in part on a list—his best-known efforts being “Let’s Do It” and “You’re the Top.”

Porter was one of the wittiest of all lyricists, with a subtlety of expression and a mastery of the interior rhyme. His work continues to stand as the epitome of sophisticated, civilized detachment in the popular song form.

Louise Phelan back to San Miguel by popular demand!

Originally hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Louise has performed in solo concerts, musicals, TV and radio shows across the US, Canada, and all around Europe and South America since beginning her professional career. She spent two years working for Sony Music and Universal BMG Scandinavia. Louise also traveled the globe working for Up With People as vocal instructor and as a guest entertainer vocalist, taking the lead in musical productions onboard luxury cruise ships with Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises. However her true passion for music lies in jazz!

On the solid rhythm section is Patricio Peña on piano, Raúl Ríos on drums, and Antonio Lozoya on the bass and musical direction. Additionally, we’ll get a special guest from New York.

The Festival is a non-profit organization, preserving the jazz and blues culture in Mexico. If you want to support this organization with a donation and apply for US tax benefits, please visit our site ( to get in touch and we will gladly give you details about your contribution.

You could get your tickets at Solutions, Recreo 11, Centro or by PayPal:

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