Persistencia! – Máximo Colón

Now On View in THE BRONX – New exhibition curated by EN FOCO, INC. brings decades-spanning selection of works by New York-based Puerto Rican social documentary photographer Máximo Rivera Colón. The works are monuments to human solidarity, struggle, and endurance at their most frontal and intimate. Shuttling back and forth in time and place, Colón’s extraordinary photos remind us that every social good is the outcome of repetitive, gradual, and loving labor. ARTIST TALK & RECEPTION: Thursday, January 16 at 5:00 PM.

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Marianna Prjevalskaya

POSTPONED – March 29, 2020 in THE BRONX – Piano star MARIANNA PRJEVALSKAYA has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, and National Lithuanian Symphony, collaborated with many great conductors, and released records on Naxos and Fanfare Cincinnati. On her MIM 2020 concert and FREE Bronx Piano Sundays debut, she regales us with technically exact renditions of timeless musical works by SCARLATTI, SOLER, DEBUSSY, and CHOPIN. — Stay tuned for future date!

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Sara Davis Buechner

POSTPONED – March 22, 2020 in THE BRONX – After last year’s masterful MIM concert showcasing Caribbean danzas, SARA BUECHNER returns to The Bronx with rising star pianists SUJIN KIM and EVELYN TIJANDRI. Winners of multiple piano competitions, they display their lauded abilities in works for 2, 4, and 6 hands by MOSZKOWSKI, MOREL CAMPOS, GOTTSCHALK, MOMPOU, RAVEL, DE FALLA, TURINA, and BUECHNER. Don’t miss this dazzling tribute to concert piano artistry! — Stay tuned for future date!

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Chantal Balestri

POSTPONED – March 15, 2020 in THE BRONX – Multiple award winning classical pianist CHANTAL BALESTRI brings her “confidence and sound technique” (South Florida Classical Review) to our FREE Bronx Piano Sundays afternoon concerts. Putting the spotlight on our Steinway & Sons grand piano, she will play favorite works by BEETHOVEN, GRANADOS, SCHUBERT, and LISZT! Free admission — donations welcome to the Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief for Artists. All are welcome! — Stay tuned for future date!

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Moriah Feiner Trenk

March 8, 2020 in THE BRONX – Acclaimed classical pianist Moriah Freiner Trenk brings her “fluid and graceful style” (Villages News) to our FREE Bronx Piano Sundays afternoon concerts. Putting the spotlight on our beautiful Steinway & Sons grand piano, she will play astonishing and beloved works by HAYDN, RAVEL, RACHMANINOV, and GRANADOS! Free admission — donations welcome to the Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief for Artists. All are welcome! — RESERVE TODAY!

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March Is Music 2020

CONCERTS POSTPONED as of March 14, 2020 – From jazz to classical to folk to fusion — must-see international lineup with women front and center! Live concerts by Venezuelan cuatro master JORGE GLEM & CÉSAR OROZCO, pianist MORIAH FEINER TRENK, Puerto Rican star composer ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN & BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE, pianist CHANTAL BALESTRI, Hommy Ramos’ fiery TROMBEATZ, pianist SARA DAVIS BUECHNER and Friends, high-octane Mexican contemporary fusion group VILLALOBOS BROTHERS with guest CAROLINA MAMA, and pianist MARIANNA PRJEVALSKAYA. — Stay tuned for future dates!

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BxFW: March Is Music

March 4, 2020 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! Next up and in time for this year’s March Is Music series is CHAVELA, filmmakers Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi’s award-winning documentary about iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas. The film is a captivating look at the unconventional life of the beloved performer, whose triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame. Co-presented with 21 Islands International Film Festival and Prime Latino Media. FREE. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!

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BxFW: February

February 5, 2020 in THE BRONX – BxFW screens new, little-seen, and standout independent films that you will love! This month’s feature is EL ACCIDENTE FELIZ (The Happy Accident), filmmaker Paloma Suau’s loving portrait of great Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist ANTONIO “Toño” MARTORELL. A visually sumptuous journey through the Maestro’s joyous body of work with contributions by dear friends and colleagues. MEET THE ARTISTS in post-screening dialogue with Tío Louie! Co-presented with 21 Islands International Film Festival, Prime Latino Media, and Bronx Film 48. FREE. Seating is limited. RESERVE NOW!

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Mirada Extendida - Detail of works by Rafael Rivera Rosa

Mirada Extendida

Now On View in THE BRONX – First U.S. exhibition of recent digital works by Puerto Rican master painter, printmaker, and graphic designer Rafael Rivera Rosa, and related screening of documentary film MIRADA EXTENDIDA by Juan Carlos García Padilla. Both the artist and the filmmaker will be present at opening night event. Co-presented with Bronx Film Wednesdays and Prime Latino Media.

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bronx dance & drum festival

Crowns: Fabrics of Resistance

November 9-10, 2019 in THE BRONX – Second Annual Bronx Dance & Drum Festival curated by Milteri Tucker & Bombazo Dance Co. This two-day event showcases the uniqueness of different cultures from the African Diaspora together on one stage! The festival advances Bombazo’s mission to connect the African presence of the Americas through dance and drum. This year’s theme, CROWNS: Telas de resistencia / Fabrics of Resistance, pays tribute to the women of the diaspora who have kept their cultural traditions alive and have passed them down to the next generations. Workshops, Drum Circle, Live Performances!

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