Cuban Cultural Festival - A Cuban Celebration!

University of Puget Sound, in collaboration with Northwest Sinfonietta, presents the Cuban Cultural Festival, Oct. 5–13, 2012. The festival offers the campus and community rare opportunities to hear visiting Cuban orchestral musicians and to attend talks by Cuban scholars about the island’s culture. Public events will be hosted by University of Puget Sound, Northwest Sinfonietta, and University of Washington Tacoma.

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Public Events

All public events are free.

Violin Master Class with Emilia Bonderenko, Mónica Gonzáles Rodriguez, Oscar Rolando Piñero Rodríguez, and José Antonio Diaz Adelit
Monday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
School of Music, Room L1

Cello Master Class with Isabel Cristina Palli Puente
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.
School of Music, Room L6

Cuban Popular Music, Tamara de la Caridad Codorniu Delgado
Tuesday, Oct. 9, noon
School of Music, Room L6

Cuban Reality During the Last 10 Years of the 20th Century as Seen Through the Writing of Abilio Estévez, Indira Rodriguez Ruiz
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 4 p.m.
Wyatt Hall 101

Cuban Music for Piano, Vivian Rodriguez Sánchez
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 5:15 p.m.
School of Music, Room 106

The Founding of “El Mónolog en Cuba,” Miguel Rafael Cañellas Sueiras
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Wheelock Student Center, Murray Board Room

Cuban and Classical Music by Orquesta de Cámara Concierto Sur
Combination performance, discussion, and Q&A
Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Schneebeck Concert Hall

Northwest Sinfonietta will present three public concerts featuring Orquesta de Cámara Concierto Sur. Full details are available at

Classes and Campus Events

Cuban Monologues for Theater, Miguel Rafael Cañellas Sueiras
Monday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m.
Jones Hall, Room 203

Restoration of Teatro Tomas Terry During the “Special Period,” Miguel Rafael Cañellas Sueiras
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2 p.m.
McIntyre Hall, Room 107

Contemporary Cuban Literature, Indira Rodriguez Ruiz
Wednesday, Oct. 10,1 p.m.
Wyatt Hall, Room 204

Art and Revolution in Cuba, Miguel Rafael Cañellas Sueiras
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2 p.m.
Wyatt Hall, Room 109

University of Puget Sound Cuban Cultural Festival is sponsored by Catharine Gould Chism Fund, with support from School of Music; Departments of Theatre Arts and Foreign Languages and Literature; Latin American Studies Program; and School of Business and Leadership in collaboration with Northwest Sinfonietta