The musician and composer Alejandro Falcón performs tonight in the White Room, located in the Historic Center of the city of Matanzas, in a concert that is part of the Matanceros Day in Cubadisco. Falcón said exclusively for Radio 26 that his concert takes place in homage to the revolutionary deed of July 26. This… Continue Reading »
From 3:00 in the afternoon today the White Room will host a concert where small formats will predominate. The presentation is part of the Festival of Young Musicians that has taken place since the beginning of this month in Matanzas to promote the exchange between the members of Matanzas´s formation and, in turn, with musicians… Continue Reading »
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 »
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.
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.