Carlos Zapién Brings Evening of Spanish Bolero to Mission San Xavier on March 31

Carlos Zapién Brings Evening of Spanish Bolero to Mission San Xavier on March 31

Tucson, AZ  – Tenor Carlos Zapién headlines the Patronato San Xavier Spring Concert at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Mission San Xavier, 1950 W. San Xavier Rd. in Tucson. An evening of Spanish bolero, Zapién will perform selections from his 2017 album “Siempre Mia,” which features many well-known favorites from this genre. Zapién will be accompanied by Albert Sarko on piano and Misael Barraza Díaz on guitar with special guests Mariachi Sonido de México.

Tickets are $55 and premium tickets are $85, which include select seating and a private pre-concert reception at 4:00 p.m. in the Mission courtyard. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling (520) 447-8912. The concert is a fundraiser for Patronato San Xavier.

About Carlos Zapién

He is a musician, singer, pianist, cultural manager and composer. Zapién studied piano and organ at the Conservatorio de Las Rosas in Morelia, Michoacán, and received undergraduate and master’s degrees in music from the University of Oregon and the degree of Soloist at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Stuttgart, Germany. He has performed in leading European opera houses for nearly a decade and the Mission concert comes on the heels of a week-long media tour to promote his new single “Tú Me Acostumbraste,” a famous Cuban bolero.

In 2013, Zapién was appointed Director of Music at St. Augustine Cathedral in Tucson and since 2015, he has been the artistic director and founder of the Cathedral Concert Series. His achievements are numerous and can be found online at

About Patronato San Xavier

The Patronato is a nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded by Southern Arizona community leaders in 1978. The Patronato promotes the conservation, preservation and maintenance of Mission San Xavier del Bac, a National Historic Landmark near Tucson that was named to the global World Monuments Fund “Watch” list of cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political and economic change. Patronato recently was selected to participate in a national historic preservation program of The National Fund for Sacred Places.