On Friday, October 27, 2023, Lake View High School Mariachi Los Caciques will host a free concert at the Murphey Performance Hall starting at 6:30pm. During this concert, Mariachi Los Caciques will have the unique and exciting opportunity to play alongside Juilliard trained Pianist Dr. Christopher Schmitt.
Dr. Schmitt is a classical concert pianist, teacher and chamber musician living in Washington DC. He holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, and performs regularly in small ensembles at the White House and DC metropolitan area.
In addition to performing alongside LVHS Mariachi, Dr. Schmitt will spend two days with SAISD students hosting music seminars, concerts and rehearsals. During his time at SAISD, LVHS and CHS musical fine arts students will participate in a music seminar which will include a question and answer segment, one-on-one musical instruction and constructive guidance.
San Angelo ISD is proud to support the hopes and dreams of our students and celebrate all the ways they are smart, and this unforgettable opportunity to perform with a world-renowned pianist is one more way. This is the 2nd opportunity our fine arts students have been able to meet, learn, and collaborate with Dr. Schmitt, as he came in October 2021. San Angelo ISD appreciates the opportunity to work with supporters of public education to create an experience highlighting the students’ talents and potential.
A special thank you to Mario Castillo, a San Angelo native and former school teacher who now works as a lobbyist in Washington D.C. and supports Texas children and the arts, Director of Mariachi Rosendo Ramos and Assistant Director Ezra Ramirez for partnering with us to lift up the hopes and dreams of our students.