A Conversation with Author of “Latinnovating,” Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 7:30pm
A conversation with the author of “Latinnovating,” Graciela Tiscareño-Sato.
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is a bilingual sought-after speaker, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Gracefully Global Group, LLC, the premiere publishing and marketing firm for Latino innovation and entrepreneurship case studies. She is also the bestselling author of Latinnovating: Green American Jobs and the Latinos Creating Them.
A Conversation and Violin Master Class with Maestro Andrés Cárdenes
Saturday, May 11, 2013 @ 2:00pm
FREE and open to the public
Co-sponsored by California Music Center and Mexican Heritage Corporation
World-renowned violinist, conductor and teacher, Andrés Cárdenes, will work with four advanced Bay Area violin students: Anthony Angeles; Isabella Costanza; James Jin; and Clara McCreery. They will perform works by Bach, Ysaÿe, and Prokofiev.
Recognized worldwide as a musical phenomenon, Grammy-nominated Andrés Cárdenes parlays his myriad talents into one of classical music’s most versatile careers. An intensely passionate and personally charismatic artist, Cuban-born Cárdenes has garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike for his compelling performances as a violinist, conductor, violist, chamber musician, concertmaster, and recording artist.
Since capturing Second Prize in the 1982 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Moscow, Mr. Cárdenes has appeared as a soloist on four continents with over 100 orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Sinfonica Nacional de Caracas, Sinfonica de Barcelona, and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. He has collaborated with many of today’s greatest conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Sir André Previn, Leonard Slatkin, Jaap van Zweden, David Zinman and Manfred Honeck.
For more information on Andrés Cárdenes, please visit andrescardenes.com
A Conversation with National Book Critics Nominee Reyna Grande
Friday, May 10, 2013 @
A conversation with National Book Critics Nominee Reyna Grande, with Barbara Marshman, Editorial Editor, San Jose Mercury News.
Reyna Grande is an award-winning novelist and memoirist. The Distance Between Us, Reyna’s latest book, was published on August 28, 2012, by Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. In this memoir, Reyna writes about her life before and after illegally immigrating from Mexico to the United States. A National Book Circle Critics Award finalist, The Distance Between Us is an inspirational coming-of-age story about the pursuit of a better life. The Los Angeles Times hailed it as ‘the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”
Barbara Marshman has been editorial page editor of the San Jose Mercury News since March of 2007. She joined the Mercury News in 1988 following a year as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. A graduate of West Chester State University in Pennsylvania, she was an editor at several small daily newspapers in the Philadelphia region before coming to Stanford. She grew up on a farm in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, and for first grade attended a one-room schoolhouse.
From the Battlefield to the Plaza
Friday, May 3, 2013 @ MLK Library @ SJSU
From the Battlefield to the Plaza: History of the Battle of Puebla and Cinco de Mayo.
Ever wonder how Cinco de Mayo became “Drinko de Mayo?” Join us for a compelling examination of the history behind the modern
Cinco de Mayo holiday and its modern transformation into a US national holiday. We’ll be joined by Mexico’s foremost expert and historian on the Battle of Puebla, Dr. Humberto Morales.
Dr. Morales is the official historian for the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Puebla. He will be joined in conversation by Dr. Carlos von Son, from National Hispanic University.