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Matanzas Symphonic Orchestra assumes a demanding violin program.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 18 marzo, 2019

Complex works of the international violinist repertoire performed this Saturday the Matanzas Symphony Orchestra, in the White Room, together with members of the Mozartian Liceum of Havana, all under the baton of maestro José Antonio Méndez Padrón. “As we are celebrating the Festival of Young Musicians we had the idea to offer a concert where… Continue Reading »


The survival of a nickname

Gloria Machado León 17 febrero, 2016

A year ago I’d be writing about the survival of a nickname: Matanzas, the Athens of Cuba. By then, the unfortunate change of a lofty epithet for “sleeping city”, “Athens of Cuba” or “The embarrassment of Cuba” would have taken greater resonance. But I prefer to raise now a barricade against this and stand up for what has not been invaded by cultural dream, which has resisted oblivion and to the bite of the errors that have ever died like that violin Titanic rescued after years of sinking.


The Sala White of the future (+Photos)

Gloria Machado León 1 abril, 2014

During my journalistic adventures in the City of the Bridges I conducted a poll on José White Concert Hall , for Matanzas simply known as Sala White. And what worried me most of the time , as media professional and faithful lover of the history of my small city , were not exactly nostalgic criteria of respondents by their absence from the Matanzas cultural landscape for more than a decade , but total ignorance of its existence among the most recent generations.

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