Experience a performance featuring special guests, Grammy awarded, Hector Molina (cuatro), Nicolas Real (flute), Hernan Matute (upright bass), and the unique voice of mezzosoprano, Zuly Mitchell, creating a beautiful and authentic representation of traditional music from Venezuela and Latin America.

This event is open to everyone, so bring your family and friends and celebrate with us! Don't miss out on this opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty and diversity of Hispanic culture.

Pensacola. Sept 30th - 7:00 PM


Hector Molina

An exceptional venezuelan composer, cuatro and guitar player who earned the Bachelor of Music Degree in Composition from UNEARTE (Experimental University of the Arts) Venezuela. He has shared the stage with very acclaimed musicians.

He is a founder member (2000) of the venezuelan music ensemble “Los Sinvergüenzas”. His work with “Los Sinvergüenzas” has already been included in five recording productions.

In 2010 he won the 2nd Prize at the Composition Competition “José Fernandez Rojas” in Spain, with his work “Suite Latinoamericana” for Plectrum Orchestra.

Hector belongs to “C4 Trío” (2005) along with Jorge Glem, Edward Ramirez and Rodner Padilla. With C4 Trio he has recorded six albums and a DVD and has been nominated five times for the Latin Grammys and has won two; in 2014 as "Best Recording Engineering for an Album" for the album "De Repente" and in 2019 as "Best Folkloric Album" for "Tiempo al tiempo". Also with “C4 Trío” he has been nominated twice for the Grammy Awards in 2018 with the album "Pa Fuera" and in 2020 with "Tiempo al tiempo". With “C4 Trío” he maintains an intense concert schedule in the most important theaters and festivals in North, Central, South America and Europe.

In 2018 Héctor release his first album called "Giros", where some of the most important Venezuelan musicians participate and where he shows more of his role as a composer. In 2022 he releases the album "Travesía", an album of Cuatro soloists.

Hernan Matute

Hernan Matute started his music career in 1992 when he won the audition for the Orquesta Sinfonica de Carabobo, Venezuela. Currently he is the Assistant Principal Double bass player at The Miami Symphony Orchestra where he has been playing for since 2001. He is also member of the Symphony of the Americas and other chamber groups in classical, jazz, and international music.

He has toured with many international artists. Some of them include: Luciano Pavarotti, Nestor Torres, Matteo Setti, Luz Marina, Saul Vera, Cristy Arias, Bolivar Soloists and El Cruzao touring around Germany, England, Denmark and Netherland. He presented a solo recital in Prague, Czech Republic during the European Congress of Double Bassists Prague 2016, performing his own compositions and arrangements for double bass solo and chamber group.

He obtained a Bachelor Degree and a Master Degree in Double Bass Performance from Florida International University from the studio of Prof.Luis Gomez-Imbert. He has attended Master Classes with double bass greats such as Lucas Drew and Jeff Bradetich among others.

Hernan teaches music and is currently choir director at St John the Apostle Catholic Church and School in Miami. He is a frequent guest lecturer of Music Appreciation at Florida International University and of Liturgical Music at the South East Pastoral Institute (SEPI) and all around the United States.

Nicolas Real

Venezuelan flutist, teacher, conductor, and composer. Nicolás Real holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) Flute Performance and Composition degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, a Master of Music (MM) Flute Performance degree from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Music (BM) Flute Performance degree from the former University Institute of Musical Studies (IUDEM) in Venezuela.

Dr. Real begun his career in The National Youth Orchestra and Choir System of Venezuela “El Sistema”, where he was a flutist of The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Flute Teacher at The Latin American Flute Academy. Dr. Real is also a former Flute Teacher of The University of Los Andes in Mérida, and The National University of the Arts (UNEARTE) in Caracas.

As a soloist and a chamber performer, Dr. Real was founder member of Miquirebo - Flute Quartet of Venezuela, The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, and The RealPeña Duo (Flute and Piano Duet), with which he performed in concerts, recordings, and international tours. As a recording artist, Dr. Real has produced two independent solo CD recordings with a repertoire from Venezuela and Latin America respectively, and he has been part of many other recording projects with the Dorian Recording, Centaur Records, and New World Records labels respectively.

As a conductor, Dr. Real is a former Associate Music Director of The Guárico State Symphony Orchestra, and The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, and a guest conductor and sectional coach at the Venezuelan “El Sistema” and the US.

As a composer, Dr. Real catalogue includes works for flute quartet and flute choir, mix ensembles, and a solo concerto for flute, string orchestra, and percussion. His compositions have been performed by The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, The Massachusetts Flute Choir, The Crescent Duo (flute and clarinet), The National Flute Orchestra of Venezuela, and Miquirebo-Flute Quartet of Venezuela among others. Currently, Dr. Real is the Principal Flute at The Venice Symphony, The Villages Philaharmonic, and The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of The Venice Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Founder-Director of The Real Flute Studio in South-West Florida

Zuly Mitchell

Zuly Mitchell represented her native country, Venezuela, on a tour of the US and Canada with the Singers of United Lands in 2010. She has a B.M. in Voice.

She was a member/soloist in the Camerata Barroca de Caracas specializing in Baroque music, and has conducted choirs at two major churches in Venezuela.

She has performed tango recitals, and has a background in opera. She has sung various styles of American music in the acoustic trio The Lazy Jacks with her husband.

She joined the Choral Society of Pensacola during Season 2014-2015, and has been a member of the Pensacola Music Teachers Association. In the year 2022 she made her debut on American Mariachi with PenArts in the role of Soila Reyna.



2023 - Produced by Zuly Mitchell