Tickets: $15 in advance – $20 at door
From Gershwin to Andrew Lloyd Weber’s CATS, to New Orleans Blues and the Latin Rhythms of the Caribbean. Sit back and enjoy a sultry Tango, a Chopin classic and the powerhouse Malagueña! You will enjoy musical selections interspersed with stories about the heritage of our two performers, taking the listener on a journey unlike any other. Hank and Marie met when he hired her as his accompanist on a tour in the spring of 1992, where they performed at Tennessee Tech University, the University of Arizona, and the University of Michigan. The journeys which both of their families took to arrive in the United States of America is remarkable in length, adversity and passion to seek a life with liberty. Throughout the concert you’ll hear how each piece of music represents a portion of the road travelled by their grandparents, parents and themselves. Enrique’s heritage includes Odessa, Russia, Madrid, Spain, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mexico and the Yaqui Tribal Nation. Marie’s heritage is Cuban, where both her parents were born.
Marie Sierra is a pianist who performs collaboratively in over 40 concerts annually and is the pianist for the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, having toured Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Hawaii, Russia, Kazakhstan, and the Czech Republic. Marie has performed and recorded with Artists Michael Becker (trombone, Tucson Symphony Orchestra) and Viviana Cumplido (Flute, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra). She has also recorded extensively with Yamaha Artist and Saxophonist, Michael Hester, on Seasons and An American Patchwork and Nota Bene. Additionally, Marie has enjoyed working with AZ Onstage with their performance of Sweeney Todd, Les Mis, and Stars of David. She has served on the faculties of Belmont University in Nashville and the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Marie earned her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Piano Performance at the University of Miami.
Enrique “Hank” Feldman is an artist, educator and 2-Time Grammy Nominated Composer. His musical background ranges from pianist to vocalist, musical director and conductor. Most recently, he has conducted and/or music directed Le Mis, CATS, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and A Christmas Carol, in addition to appearing as an orchestra member for two touring performances ofCHICAGO. As an artist, Enrique is also a film composer (Gun Hill Road/Cruzando), pianist and producer. He is a former professor of music and education at the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin.