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Fresno Regional Foundation presents El Bracero, a Mariachi Opera



April 30, 2015

Fresno Regional Foundation presents

El Bracero, a Mariachi Opera


WHAT:                        The Fresno Regional Foundation (FRF) is hosting El Bracero, a free mariachi opera performance featuring the true story of an immigrant who travels to the United States to work in the fields. Additional interactive arts activities from Urbanist Collective will be available to the community. The first 200 people to attend will receive a free taco meal, and raffle prizes will be offered throughout the event.


El Bracero reflects and advances the diverse ways we experience the arts. In 2015, FRF will host a series of arts presentations throughout 2015 to promote engagement in the Arts in nontraditional places to increase the accessibility of the arts to everyone in the Central Valley. These presentations are made possible thanks to a partnership with the James Irvine Foundation.


WHEN:                        Sunday, May 3, 2015

                                    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

                                    Mariachi Opera Performance at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:                      Earlimart Rotary Park

                                    785 E Center Ave

                                    Earlimart, CA 93219


PHOTO OPPS:            FRF Program Staff will be available to discuss the Engagement Pathway Pilot Projects and FRF’s partnership with the James Irvine Foundation.


                                    Two grantees will be participating in the event:

  1. Visalia Opera Company will perform El Bracero, featuring Mariachi de Uclatlán from UCLA.
  2. Urbanist Collective will showcase their mural project featuring panels created by youth and families throughout Tulare County.


MEDIA CONTACT:     Kelvin Alfaro, Program Officer, (559) 226-5600 x 105 or [email protected]




Founded in 1966, FRF improves the quality of life in the San Joaquin Valley through philanthropy. It serves Fresno, Madera, Merced, Mariposa, Tulare, and Kings Counties.

FRF is the trusted link between donors and organizations investing in permanent, high-impact initiatives for the San Joaquin Valley. The Foundation holds assets of over $62 million and awarded over $9.7 million in total grants in 2014.

For more information about the Fresno Regional Foundation, please visit or call 559-226-5600.


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