Commemorating the 1862 Battle of Puebla (not Mexican Independence Day!), Cinco de Mayo (“the 5th of May”) has become a favorite celebration outside of Mexico, in Mexican communities, and for all in restaurants & bars throughout the world. Join popular San Francisco Bay Area instructor James Sokol for a festive, musical journey through songs of a variety of genres – classical, pop, Broadway, opera, country & more – that are from or about Mexico. Audio & video clips bring the music into our celebration!
About James Sokol
James Sokol started in the opera world under the leadership of Beverly Sills at New York City Opera. After working on projects with the Opera Company of Philadelphia while in graduate school, Sokol moved west to work at San Francisco Opera. He is a former Executive Director of Pocket Opera and a Founding Member of the Singers Development Foundation. He has been teaching throughout the SF Bay Area for over 25 years including at San Francisco Opera, College of Marin, University of San Francisco’s Fromm Institute, Santa Rosa Junior College, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at Dominican University and Sonoma State University, and for several other organizations.
Sokol is the Director of the Kurland Center for Adult Learning & Living at the Osher Marin JCC (San Rafael, CA) where he is responsible for online & in-person programs.
This program is in partnership with the JCC Adult & Senior Alliance andis presented by the Osher Marin JCC.
“Early Bird” Ticket: $5; available until 48-hours prior to the celebration. “Regular” Tickets: $12.50; available until 15-mins prior to the celebration.
All tickets are:
- per device, not per person on Zoom
- non-refundable & non-exchangeable.