Horacio Franco is one of Mexico’s rising stars. A flute and recorder virtuoso, he’s played with virtually every Mexican orchestra and given concerts around the globe. On Sept. 17, Franco discussed his musical inspirations with Mission Loc@l reporter Lily Mihalik at the Mission Dolores Basilica.

The show was sponsored by the Mexican Consulate, and is the first of many to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexican Independence.

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  1. What a lovely piece — everything so well put together and it captured the atmosphere of the setting and the artist. I felt as if I was there in the church, listening to the flute and recorder.