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Historic Padua Hills Flyer

The Musicians — Los músicos

A gallery of images.

Image #14

Historical photographs by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 The musicians at Padua Hills Theatre were an important part of the Mexican Players interpretation at Padua Hills Theatre. But their contributions to the actual productions are not their only legacy. In addition to interpreting standard Mexican repertoire of the period with energy and charisma, the Padua Hills musicians were called upon to perform and record the dance music of “early California,” thereby preserving those pieces of California heritage.

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Historic Padua Hills Flyer

Músicos Image #1
Los californios® Collection

 

 

 

Músicos Image #2
        José Cruz Zagala with violín


 

 

José Cruz Zagala with violín

Músicos Image #2
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 

Músicos Image #3
        An unidentified guitar player


 

 

 

Unidentified guitarist

Músicos Image #3
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 


Músicos Image #5
        Blas Tellez with his salterio

 

Blas Tellez with his salterio

Músicos Images #4 and 5
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

Músicos Image #4
        Blas Tellez with his salterio

Músicos Image #6
        Julian Perez

Músicos Image #7
        Julian Perez

 Julian Perez

Músicos Images #6 and 7
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 

Músicos Image #8
        Unidentified guitarist


 

 

Unidentified guitarist

Músicos Image #8
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 

Músicos Image #9
        Ernestino Guzmán with guitarrón


 

 

Ernestino Guzmán with guitarrón

Músicos Image #9
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection


Músicos Image #10
        Unidentified guitar players

 

 

 

 

Unidentified guitar players

Músicos Image #10
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

Músicos Image #11

 

 

 

Unidentified violinist

Músicos Image #11
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 

Músicos Image #12


 

Unidentified guitarrón player

Músicos Image #12
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

Músicos Image #13
        Unidentified guitarrón player


 

Unidentified guitarrón player

Músicos Image #13
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 

 

Músicos Image #14
        José Alba (guitar) & Enrique Ordoñez (salterio), Unidentified woman


 

Alejandra Ordoñez (singer),
Alfonso Ordoñez (guitar) &
Enrique Ordoñez (salterio)

Músicos Image #14
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

Identification provided by Ms. Ali Ordoñez, the daughter of Alejandra and Enrique, and sister to Alfonso

 

Image #15


 

 

Joe Tolentino, Padua Hills in background

Músicos Image #15
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection


Identified by Suellen.

 

 

Músicos Image #16
        Francisco (Paco) Velásquez (salterio)


 

Francisco (Paco) Velázquez (salterio)

Músicos Image #16
Historical photograph attributed to Irene Welch Garner

Image negative donated by Brian Hogan, in memory of his grandmother, Isabel Fages, who worked at Padua Hills Theatre. Identification as written on negative envelope.

From the Fages Collection
Now in Los Californios® Collection

 

Image #17


 

 

Unidentified violinist

Músicos Image #17
Historical photograph by Irene Welch Garner
Alfaro Family Collection

 

 

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