13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival

September 23-25, 2022

West Palm Beach, FL 


The Palm Beach Atlantic University Hispanic Heritage Festival is a celebration of the Iberian-American cultural heritage through a display of art, music, and poetry from various countries.  The festival was envisioned and organized by Dr. Estibaliz Gastesi and Dr. Márcio Bezerra 13 years ago as a way to commemorate their 10th year living and performing in Palm Beach County. 

This year, the festival will have a conference format to include papers, poster presentations, lecture-recitals, and performances, all relating to the subject of concert music written by composers of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. The festival will feature concerts of new and historic music, including music influenced by Latin idioms written by non-Latin composers. See our past performers




Watch Duo Gastesi-Bezerra performs Tres Romances Argentinos by Carlos Guastavino 





Registration is now open for PBA’s 13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festival in West Palm Beach, Florida, September 23-25, 2022. We will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday with a Presenters Program Concert and continue through Sunday afternoon with the last session wrapping up around 3:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us and register below!

Date/Time: Friday, September 23, 2022 at 4 p.m. to Sunday September 25, 2022 at 3 p.m. 


Vera Lea Rinker Hall - Palm Beach Atlantic University
326 Acacia Road
West Palm Beach FL 33401

2022 Hispanic Heritage Festival Schedule

Subject to change


Friday, September 23, 2022

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.           


7 p.m.                             

Opening Concert – Presenters Program I

Welcome Reception to follow


Saturday, September 24, 2022




Coffee Break

9 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.        

Session I (Paper Presentation, Lecture – Recitals)

10:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.         


11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.         

Session II (Paper Presentation, Lecture – Recitals)

1 p.m.                                   

Lunch Break

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.           

Concert – Presenters Program II

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.           

Session III (Paper Presentation, Lecture – Recitals)

6 p.m.                             


7 p.m.                            

Duo Gastesi-Bezerra Concert


Sunday, September 26, 2021


Session IV – Early Music

Festival Concludes

Coming from out of town for this event? See our conference hotel rate:

  • Rate: $109 USD/night* ( BOOK FAST - Rates are subject to availability). Conference Hotel Link to Access Discounted Rate: HERE
  • What's included: Complimentary breakfast, parking, and WiFi included. 
  • Discount code: The code is G-PBAH, which can be provided to the reservations agent should you decide to book your hotel stay over the phone.
  • Phone: (561) 655-1454
  • Hotel Location: 
Hyatt Place West Palm Beach/Downtown
295 Lakeview Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401


Past Performers 

Caio Pagano

Caio Pagano

  Caio Pagano Peforms Carnaval das crianças by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Watch Video

Zaray Rodriquez 

Mezzo-Soprano Zaray Rodriguez performs Montsalvatge

Watch Video 

Justin Rubin

Composer and organist Justin Rubin performs 17th-century Portuguese works

Watch Video