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.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED. The Raúl Juliá Training Unit & Beyond Workshop Series is a 6-week interdisciplinary performing arts training workshop at the pre-professional level, imparted by seasoned theater professionals with Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, film and television credits. April-May workshop culminates in public performances of Shakespeare’s TITUS ANDRONICUS! Acting, dancing, and music curriculum taught by artists of R.Evolución Latina and Pregones/PRTT. Requires both online application and in-person audition. — FREE ENROLLMENT.
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!
March 7, 2020 in THE BRONX – Two Grammy nominees! Virtuoso Venezuelan cuatro player JORGE GLEM, joins forces with Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer, and arranger CÉSAR OROZCO, in a concert featuring music from their acclaimed duo record, STRINGWISE. Their masterful and joyful style draws from Venezuelan joropo, merengue, and Cuban son, as well as from the vast and beloved repertoire of pop and jazz. “The music rises and falls like the air which knows no frontiers … a thing or rare beauty” (LJN–Latin Jazz Network). — GET TICKETS NOW!
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!
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!
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!
January 24-26, 2020 in THE BRONX – New York Premiere and Puerto Rico Earthquake Benefit! A new multidisciplinary theater work by award-winning poet, performance artist, and playwright Paul S. Flores. The show explores true stories of immigrant Cuban artists living in the United States. Developed with and featuring Afro-Cuban jazz luminary Yosvany Terry; choreographer and dancer Ramón Ramos Alayo; and Oakland-based hip-hop artist DJ Leydis. Directed by Rosalba Rolón with videography by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi. Only 3 performances — GET TICKETS NOW!
January 9-19, 2020 in MANHATTAN – Encore run of acclaimed first full-length play by Latinx favorite Flaco Navaja and a stellar five-piece Latin band, aka The Razor Blades. Part coming of age story, part love letter to salsa and The Bronx, EVOLUTION OF A SONERO delivers a testament to human resilience in a spirited concert theater tribute. Directed by Jorge B. Merced. Back in NYC for a strictly limited engagement. Buy your tickets early!
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.