Traditional music and dance presentation
Visit to Foro Boca
Another highlight of our stay was a visit to Foro Boca, the cultural/performance center inaugurated in 2017 in Boca del Río. Located precisely where the Jamapa River meets the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, (Boca del Río translates into English as Mouth of the River), this award-winning building is a source of great pride in the community. The avant-garde design of the building reinterprets the concrete of the nearby breakwater with immense concrete cubes organized randomly on top of one another. Inside, the three-story vestibule gives access to a concert hall, theater and open spaces to host concerts and cultural events simultaneously. A video mapping audio visual projection system allows the projection of events taking place on the inside onto the façade of the building, giving access to a broad community audience.
Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsal
The Foro Boca is home to the Philharmonic Orchestra of Boca del Río. Jorge Mester, conductor of the Philharmonic, graciously invited the Tacoma visitors to attend the orchestra’s rehearsal, since street closures limiting public access necessitated cancellation of the Philharmonic’s regular, biweekly performance. The visitors were welcomed on to the stage with the rehearsing musicians and then allowed to move to seats in the audience to appreciate the amazing acoustics of this beautiful venue.