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The CCCNY presents its Winter and Spring Calendar 2015

DE RÍO A LA HABANA

Sunday, May 17 & May 24, 2015 @ 8 pm

An exclusive double-bill presentation starring two of the most exciting performers in today’s classical music scene, the Brazilian soprano Angelica de la Riva and the Cuban pianist and conductor Orlando Alonso. Ms. de la Riva, praised for “a dazzling presence, a warm, agile and powerful voice, and the refinement and demeanor of a great singer,” […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: THREE SHORTS BY ELIECER JIMÉNEZ ALMEIDA

Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 6:15 pm

An exclusive sreening of three shorts by the young filmmaker Eliecer Jiménez Almeida, one of the most promising, daring, and independent voices in Cuban cinema today. Born in Camagüey in 1983, Jiménez Almeida has also excelled as director, screenwriter, and film critic. Among his most notable works to date are the short Para un príncipe enano, […]

THE MEMORY OF SILENCE

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

The New York City launching of Uva de Aragón’s The Memory of Silence, a novel that explores the lives of two sisters separated at the outset of the Cuban Revolution. In 1959, at the age of 18, the twins Lauri and Menchu share a common past, but their lives abruptly take on seemingly irreconcilable differences […]

A MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR GERMÁN DIEZ

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 2 pm

A concert in tribute to the formidable pedagogical legacy of the late Cuban Maestro Germán Diez (1924-2014), chairman for almost half a century of the piano department at the Greenwich House Music School in Manhattan’s West Village. First coming to the United States from Havana upon winning the National Music Award Competition in 1945, he […]

CUBAN CINEMA CYCLE: UNA NOCHE

Friday, March 20, 2015 @ 6:15 pm

    This riveting debut feature by British director Lucy Mulloy premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and 2012 Tribeca Film Festival to international critical acclaim, earning rave reviews. It made worldwide news when two of the film’s lead actors, Javier Nuñez Florián and Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, on their […]

CUBA IN SPLINTERS

Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 7 pm

Join us for our opening Literature event in 2015, a presentation of Cuba in Splinters: Eleven Stories from the New Cuba (OR Books, 2014), with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, the anthology’s editor, and fellow author Lizabel Mónica and translator Hillary Gulley, all of whom will discuss Cuban literature today on the cusp of the recent […]

EN UN SALÓN DE LA HABANA

Saturday, February 7 @ 4 pm

                  Spend a magical afternoon at the breathtaking Salón Sorolla of the Hispanic Society of America! Relive the splendor of the elegant Havana salons of yesteryear, when the sun filtered through baroque stained-glass foyers and fashionable ladies swooned to the romantic lyrics of the most admired Cuban […]