Eugenia León got her start in the nueva canción (new song) folk music movement, which played a role in social change in Portugal, Spain, and Latin America in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1985, just days after an earthquake devastated her hometown of Mexico City, Ms. León earned the top prize at the OTI International Song Festival in Spain. With more than twenty-five recordings, Ms. León’s repertory ranges from contemporary composers to traditional Mexican and Latin American music. Her association with actors, poets, painters, and writers imparts a distinct and rich dimension to her music. She also incorporates elements of theater, cabaret, and opera into her performances. Ms. León has appeared in notable events around the world such as the Pan Pacific Music Festival in Japan, the Kennedy Center's AmericArtes Festival in Washington DC, Expo Seville in Spain, and the Americas Summit in Cartagena, Colombia. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.