Local news and opinion reaching the communities of nosara, samarA and Nicoya
Log in |
Return to homepage
home regional community sports entertainment surf nature health en Espa´┐Żol English
December 09
January 2010
February 2010
Water Edition
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 10
October 10
November 10
December 10
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 11
October 11
November 11
December 11
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 12
October 12
November 12
December 12
January 13
February 13
March 13
April 13
May 13
  El Pais
  Inside Costa Rica
  Costa Spirit
  Q Costa Rica
  Today Costa Rica
  El Sabanero
  Nosara Animal Care
  Nosara Info
Esquelita de Nosara
  Friends of Nosara
  Nosara Civic Association

Wave of Classical Music Flooded Nosara

By Adam Dietrich

A crowd of more than 400 was in attendance for the concert

Organizers called it, ‘the concert,’ because Nosara had never seen a performance like it before. On April 28 the 25th of July Symphony performed in Nosara at the Catholic Church to a packed audience. The music spilled off the alter, over the crowd, and out onto Nosara’s streets.

The 25th of July Symphony, which is based out of Nicoya and is comprised of music students from the area, preformed a selection of classical songs as well as folk music from Costa Rica and Guanacaste. Those songs received a whole orchestra remake.

The concert was organized by the community service committee at Del Mar Academy, which is made up of parents of students who attend Del Mar.

Gerardo Brenes, one of the organizers on the committee, said they wanted to bring something cultural and unique to Nosara. There was also great care taken to make sure that the show was accessible for everyone. By hosting the concert at the church in Nosara central, at six in the evening on a Saturday and charging nothing, they figured the attendance numbers would be higher.

Brenes was pleased with the turnout, “We had a lovely night were members of our community, from all nationalities, and the local nosareños came with their families and enjoyed a great performance,” he said.

The capacity of the church is about 400, every seat was filled and organizers had to add plastic chairs to accommodate the extra numbers.

For many in Nosara this was the first time they had seen a show like this.

Maria Chacon, was one of the attendees near the back of the church. She said she enjoyed the evening. “It’s very nice, although it would be better if people didn’t come inside in the middle of the show, it’s distracting,” she said, referring to the fact that many people arrived late.

She also commented saying this would have been a great event for other schools in the area to bring their kids to see. Overall though, she was pleased with the performance.

The concert was absolutely free, and the community service committee was able to cover their costs for the night by asking for donations, they had over 30 sponsors from the community.

The event was unique for Nosara, we’re usually treated to reggae stars not classical music. But the turnout suggests that Noseraños value access to culture, and hopefully there will be many more concerts to come.


Two violinists watch the conductor for cue’s during the performance.
Juan Luis Guevara Mora, the orchestra conductor, conducts the string
section during the concert.
A bassoon player peaks over her music stand during the performance
A violin player watches the conductors cues.
Juan Luis Guevara Mora, the orchestra conductor, conducts the string
section during the concert.

Juan Luis Guevara Mora conducts the 25th of July orchestra in Nosara’s catholic church


More Entertainment News

Fiestas Garza

A crowd of several hundred people gathered in Garza Saturday April 21, for the second day of the towns first fiesta.

La Banana Bar Shuts Its Doors

This Saturday April 21, La Banana Bar will be closing and will mark the end of a dance era for Nosara. Paul DaCosta, ‘DJ Paul,’ who is a regular feature at the club and has lived below it for the last few years, will be providing the music for the final night.

Pato Banton Lit Up the “Tropi”!

At the height of Easter Weekend with Nosara more packed than ever with national tourists, the evening of Saturday, April 7th, the local discoteque, the Tropicana, surprised everyone with the presence of international reggae artist and performer Pato Banton

Yoga Spa hosts musical experience

An audio-visual journey took place at the Costa Rica Yoga Spa at their outdoor studio perched on the side of a mountain overlooking Nosara, on April 4. The experience featured guitarists, Bill McPherson, Chris Scott and Edger Sequeira as well as visuals by Ray Moss.

The Healing Power of Sound: Removing Energy Blocks

It was difficult not to be deeply moved by the spiritual and harmonious sounds emanating from Deva Premal, Miten and Manose on Thursday March 29. The world renowned trio shared their music and voices with the community in the incredibly spacious and expansive yoga studio on the top floor of Blue Spirit Retreat Center in Nosara.

Symphonic Sounds in Nosara

Music will be reverberating through the streets of Nosara next month when the Nicoya symphony comes to town. A free performance has been organized by the community service committee of Del Mar Academy to bring cultural events to Nosara.

Karla Duarte Wins VON’s First Writing Contest

During the month of February, VON accepted entries to our first writing contest with famous writer Clive Matson as judge. We are pleased to present the winning poem by Karla Duarte of Nicoya.

Famous Bull “Malacrianza” Will Perform for Garza’s Fiestas

At the height of summer, fiestas will begin in Garza beach beginning Friday, the 20th, until Monday, the 23rd of April. And this time there will be a pageant! On Saturday, the April 7th, the presentation of candidates will take place in Barco del amor (the love boat) in Garza at 7 p.m., during which music and food can be enjoyed. 

Samara to Host Reggae Star Richie Spice

Jamaican reggae star, Richie Spice will be bringing his brand of uplifting reggae to Tabanuco Bar in Samara on May 6. He will be touring through Costa Rica as part of a larger tour in support of his seventh album, ‘Book of Job.’


Contact us: NOSARA [email protected] / PUBLICITY and ADVERTISING [email protected]
Copyright 2012© The Voice of Nosara