Azteca America Announces a Very Special Performance at Its Upfront Presentation

Glendale, California, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azteca America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V., one of the two largest producers of Spanish language content in the world, is pleased to announce a special performance at its Upfront presentation, taking place May 12 at Guastavino's in New York. A surprise performer will be accompanied by the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra in what promises to be a captivating experience.

"We are very excited to have the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra and even more excited that the very talented musician and composer, Chacho Gaytán, will be conducting the orchestra in a unique opening performance that will set the tone for the night," said Manuel Abud, President and CEO of Azteca America.

Founded in 2009 by Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Esperanza Azteca is a social project operated by Fundación Azteca, destined to help underprivileged children between the ages of five through 17. Since formed, it has more than 60 youth orchestras in Mexico, two in El Salvador and this year the first US-based orchestra in Los Angeles. In addition to imparting a rigorous education and love of music, the program seeks to instill other life-changing lessons including the values of teamwork, dedication, discipline, self-esteem and passion.

Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra will also be performing the following night at a benefit concert supporting the Hispanic Federation's educational programs. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at El Museo del Barrio, New York's leading Latino cultural institution. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Hispanic Federation's educational programs which serve the New York Latino community. Vital programs like Pathways to Academic Excellence focus on early childhood education, college preparation and parental involvement. The seminar series gives parents the tools necessary to enhance their children's early literacy skills through language-building activities and exercises, and teaches parents the importance of preparing for their children's college education.

About Azteca America's Network

Azteca America engages Spanish-language viewers by creating unique, passionate and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of our audience. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V., the second-largest producer of Spanish language content in the world, Azteca America complements its Mexican programs with an innovative lineup of shows from third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience. The company provides tailored, multi-platform advertising solutions for clients seeking to reach the most dynamic consumer group in the country.

About Esperanza Azteca

Esperanza Azteca is a network of youth orchestras and choirs that provide children, young people, teachers, families and communities a better quality of life. Our vision is to develop not only musicians but better human beings through music. The project is a joint effort and resources of private donors, the Mexican Congress, federal and local governments, spearheaded by Fundación Azteca. The program currently features 60 orchestras in Mexico and two in El Salvador, encouraging values such as discipline, excellence and teamwork in over 13,000 talented youth. The distinguished Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra will expand into the United States, in Los Angeles, California. The new orchestra will be based at a large public school in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Beyond the Bell, an after-school program of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

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