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Cultural Festival Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 5, 2011

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Hispanic Heritage Festival begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, with a free piano concert at the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, 326 Acacia Road, West Palm Beach.

This concert by piano duo Gastesi-Bezerra will feature music of the Americas and Spain, including compositions by Isaac Albéniz, Manuel de Falla, Carme Fernandez-Vidal, Dinah Menezes, Ronaldo Miranda and Carlos Guastavino.

 Rúbia Santos
Rúbia Santos

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the festival continues at 3 p.m. in the Helen K. Persson Recital Hall with a concert featuring Duo Braziliana — mezzo-soprano Melanie Ohm and Brazilian pianist Rúbia Santos. This concert will include music from North and South America and the Caribbean.

Melanie Ohm
Melanie Ohm

The festival will feature the chamber music, art and poetry that celebrate the visual and musical arts from the Hispanic tradition.

The festival also will showcase acclaimed Peruvian photographer and director of Palm Beach Photographic Centre Fatima NeJame as well as poetry readings by members of El Alma Hispana. The festival is sponsored by the Claude Rhea Family Endowment and Classical South Florida 90.7 FM.

The events are free, and tickets are not required.

For information, visit the University’s performances page:

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