Join the Mexican Cultural Institute for a Saturday Family Day performance by Elena Durán playing a program titled La flauta que canta: Pedro mi amor. Of all the stars of the great "Golden Age" of Mexican cinema, the actor Pedro Infante still shines as the brightest. Beloved by generations, Pedro's legacy is as strong as ever in this, the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Flutist Elena Durán, who as a very young girl first saw Pedro Infante's movies with her grandmother, will perform a selection of timeless songs from Infante's films. Arranged for flute, each song will be accompanied by a clip from Pedro's iconic movies. The music, the movies and Elena's performance make for an unforgettable afternoon.
Elena Durán is one of the most charismatic flute players on the international concert platform today. She was born and raised in East Oakland, California to parents who were both born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She received her early musical education in the Oakland Schools system and after high school she studied at Mills College. At the age of only twenty she was appointed Lecturer in Flute at Stanford University. Read more