Martha Marchena at MDC Koubek Center
By DowntownMiami.com | Published: April 04 2014
The aim of this series is to bring Cuban artists, authors, performers and scholars from the myriad places of exile to Miami
Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m
General Admission: $25. Students & Seniors: $20
Koubek Center of Miami Dade College
2705 SW 3rd Street, Miami, Florida Miami FL 33135
Martha Marchena has been inspiring audiences worldwide with her unique repertoire, captivating performances and innovative discography for decades. Born in Cuba, she graduated with honors from the University of Miami's doctoral program, where she wrote her dissertation on the piano works of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. A versatile artist, she has performed as a soloist with orchestras and chamber music ensembles worldwide. Marchena has been invited to perform in major international music festivals including the Encuentros Festival in Buenos Aires, the International Contemporary Music Festival in San Salvador, Festival Internacional de las Artes, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Fiesta Iberoamericana de las Artes, Puerto Rico, Latin American Music Festival in Caracas, and Opera Barga Festival in Italy.
Marchena has also kept a rigorous academic profile as a Professor in the Music Department at Kean University, New Jersey. She has participated in many residencies, given master classes, lectured and performed recitals worldwide, bridging Latin American music and women's studies. From 2007-2010 she was a panelist in the Piano Committee for the prestigious National Fulbright Award. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Hispanic Caucus Latino Cultural Arts Award from the American Association for Higher Education, and she was recently awarded her second grant from The Fund for U.S Artists at International Festivals and exhibitions by the Rockefeller Foundation for the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Sweet Home: Museo Cubano
The aim of this series is to bring Cuban artists, authors, performers and scholars from the myriad places of exile to Miami, the virtual "home away from homeland" of the Cuban Diaspora. The Cuban Museum is grateful for the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, through a Knight Arts Challenge grant, matched generously by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs' Targeted Initiative Grant Award, as well as private donors like Memorial Plan, Bank of America, individual donors, friends, and "pillars" of the Cuban Museum. In other news: construction has officially begun on The Cuban Museum's permanent site, the former Florida Grand Opera building, located at 1200 Coral Way. The building was purchased by the museum in 2007 with funds awarded from Miami-Dade County's Building Better Communities Program, of the Government Obligation Bond (GOB).