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Top 5 Classical Music for Hispanic Heritage Month by Composer Sabrina Peña Young

Top 5 Classical Music for Hispanic Heritage Month by Composer Sabrina Peña Young What is Hispanic Heritage Month? Every year the United States celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of its Latino citizens. Hispanic Heritage Month people groups include those of Latin American descent, those from Spain or Portugal, and the indigenous people of the Americas. While "Hispanic" typically refers to those of Spanish (Spain) origin, Hispanic Heritage Month has grown to include a wide array of talented musicians, leaders, politicians, artists, athletes, scientists, and more from the Latino diaspora.  Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with these classical works by award-winning Latina composer Sabrina Peña Young . These works are ideal for any Hispanic Heritage celebration, Hispanic Heritage activities, and other celebrations of Latinos. Sabrina Peña Young is of Cuban and Dominican origin. Her works have been premiered throughout Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Ameri

NEW MUSIC Steampunk Musical Melina by Gretchen Suarez-Peña Kickstarter

Melina: A Steampunk Musical Tragedy Melina is a steampunk musical tragedy. A story of love, loss and the fact that as much as we would like to, we can't change the past. Set in a fictional steampunk setting, Melina is Shakespeare meets Greek Tragedy sprinkled with a fun dose of Jules Verne! Help take this production to the next level by funding the demo album that will be sent to festivals and competitions and make this musical a staple of the community theatre, university theatre and high school theatre scene! SUPPORT NOW THROUGH KICKSTARTER Synopsis: In the fictional steampunk town of New Comen, Jacob is the highly esteemed heir to the "throne" who is in love with a lower-class girl named Mara. Mara, is an aspiring vocalist that has gained the favor of the town despite her status. Their love is one of fairy tales until Melina enters the scene. Melina sweetly wins Jacob's attention and he ends up falling for her and leaving Mara. Mara is heartbroken

Starting Your First Short Film | Sabrina Young

Starting Your First Short Film “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds…Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul…always remember what Jean-Luc  Godard said. ‘It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.’ – Jim Jarmusch Filmmakers, much like novelists or composers, bear their souls within their films, especially in the earliest stages of filmmaking, before the lights of Hollywood dazzle them with wealth and fame. Yet, to be successful in film/media/video production, there is a combination of inspiration and sheer grit.  You have to know how to create something incredible within a deadline, with a tight budget, with that actress that can’t seem to remember her lines but can’t be fired because she contracted to the job


BIFF SHORTS: LOCAL YOUTH  SCREENING W/ FILMMAKER Q&A SATURDAY, OCT 12 2019 - 1:30 PM SQUEAKY WHEEL BIFF Shorts: Local Youth, 70 minutes Curated by Squeaky Wheel students, this program features family friendly works from makers under age 18. Free admission. The Happy Couple Joshua Stead-Dorval (Dir.), 1 minute, WNY Premiere, USA A dichotomy of thoughts between a "happy" couple. Starring Ridwhan Miah and Andrina Kirst as the couple. Noel’s Spaceship Sabrina Pena Young (Dir.), 6 minutes, WNY Premiere, USA When the apocalypse hits, it's up to washed-up Nobel Prize winner Noel to save the world. -- Directed and Written by high schooler Kathryn Grace Hillestad. Cinematography by Judah Collins. Starring Gloria Hodge, Eleanor Collins, and Nathan Tilley. Created by the students at the Rivendell Study Center, Noel's Spaceship was a collaborative work that the students wrote, filmed, and acted in during their spring 2019 semester. Insomnia Xinyan Shen (Dir.),