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Canto de Anaheim

Canto de Anaheim

August 31, 7:00 p.m.Pearson Park Amphitheatre

Pearson Park Amphitheatre
401 Lemon St, Anaheim, CA 92805
PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Pearson Park is limited, so please plan accordingly! A variety of parking options can be found at
The City of Anaheim also provides free rides through their FRAN service. Ride sharing and carpooling is also encouraged.
Members of Pacific Symphony
Gustavo Arellano, host
Sara Guerrero, director
Greg Flores, conductor

PONCE: Estrellita*
REVUELTAS: Sensemayá*
MARQUEZ: Danzón No. 2
MONCAYO: Huapango*
ROSAS: Sobre las Olas*
VILLALPANDO: La Marcha de Zacatecas*
ZAVALA: We Are the People
Arrangements by Greg Flores

Join members of Pacific Symphony under the stars in a concert celebrating the Mexican-American heroes of Anaheim’s past and present. This performance, hosted by native son Gustavo Arellano, embodies the people and history of Anaheim through powerful storytelling paired with musical selections written by Mexican composers.

Admission is FREE for this concert. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Starting at 6 p.m., enjoy family-friendly pre-concert activities including:

  • Face painting hosted by City of Anaheim
  • Craft making with Muzeo
  • Instrument petting zoo
  • Mariachi instrument display by Rhythmo
  • Mexican cuisine will be available for purchase

Acompañe a la Pacific Symphony en una noche bajo las estrellas con un concierto celebrando a los héroes mexicanoamericanos del pasado y presente de Anaheim. Esta representacion, anfintronado por hijo nativo Gustavo Arellano, encarna a la gente y historia de Anaheim a través de narración poderosa emparejada con selecciónes musicales escritas por compositores Mexicanos.

La entrada es gratis para este concierto. Colocación de asientos por orden de llegada.

Comensando a las 6 pm, antes del concierto, disfrute de actividades para toda la familia que incluyen:

  • Pintacaritas anfintronado por la Ciudad de Anaheim
  • Fabricación artisanal con Muzeo
  • Taller de instrumentos
  • Exposición de instrumentos de mariachi presentado por Rhythmo
  • Comida Mexicana estará disponible para comprar
Gustavo Arellano

Guest Artist

Gustavo Arellano

Gustavo Arellano is a features writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering Southern California everything and a bunch of the West and beyond. He previously worked at OC Weekly, where he was an investigative reporter for 15 years and editor for six, wrote a column called ¡Ask a Mexican! and is the author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” He’s the child of two Mexican immigrants, one of whom came to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.

Sara Guerrero

Guest Artist

Sara Guerrero

Sara Guerrero​ is a Southern California native. She’s the founding artistic director of the award-winning, Santa Ana-based Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, and has been recognized as one of the “People to Watch” by American Theatre Magazine, and “Best [Artistic] Director” and “Person of Interest” by OC WEEKLY. A CalArts alum, Guerrero is a professional versatile theatre artist whose mission is to model, share, and create theatre-making opportunities for and with her community.

Previously, she served as the community engagement director ​for SCR’s Dialogue/Diálogos Project (two​-year community theatre​-making project) and was producing associate to the project’s production, El Largo Camino de Hoy / The Long Road Today by José Cruz González.

Guerrero's directing credits include: She Kills Monsters (The Playhouse, CSU Los Angeles), Guadalupe in the Guest Room (Creede Repertory Theatre, Colorado), The Madres, A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere (Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles), Rosado (John Lion New Plays Festival, CSU Los Angeles), Fabulous Monsters (Latinx New Plays Festival of San Diego Repertory), Angel of the Desert (South Coast Repertory’s Studio Series), Real Women Have Curves (Costa Mesa Playhouse), and holds an extensive list of additional credits and works with other major institutes, organizations, universities, schools and communities. ​She supports herself as a teaching & theatre artist.

Greg Flores

Guest Artist

Greg Flores

Greg Flores holds his Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the Cole Conservatory of Music on the campus of CSU Long Beach, and studied with Professor Emeritus Larry Curtis and Dr. Johannes Muller-Stosch. Flores was the graduate assistant for the University Symphony Orchestra and the advanced Undergraduate Instrumental Conducting classes. While earning his Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music and Trombone Performance, also from California State University, Long Beach, he was a student of Jeffery Reynolds, Bass Trombone for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (now retired).

In 2008, Flores was appointed conductor and musical director for the Long Beach Community Band. The Shoreline Symphonic Winds, a 70-piece wind ensemble, and the Blue Pacific Swing Band are the major ensembles of the Long Beach Community Band.

Prior to his work in Long Beach, Flores was the director of instrumental music at Kasuo Masuda Middle School in Fountain Valley where he directed the band and orchestra, and was the associate director of instrumental music at Fountain Valley High School. While at FVHS, his duties included the direction of the marching band, jazz ensemble, percussion ensemble and conductor of the Wind Ensemble. Flores was also the director of the music theory program at Fountain Valley High where he developed, instituted and taught both basic music theory and Advanced Placement music theory courses.

Flores is also an accomplished arranger, an active bass trombonist and a sought-after clinician and adjudicator. He was recently designated the Tama by Kanstul Marching Brass Product Specialist for Hoshino U.S.A., the parent corporation for Tama Drums and Ibanez Guitars.