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Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 11 AM and 1PM

Celebration of Latin American Music

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Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 11:00AM, Sunnyside Community Services, 
Center for Active Older Adults, 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104

 Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 1:00PM, Alzheimer’s Adult Day Program,
190-04 119 Ave., St. Albans, Queens, 11412

Program 

Featuring the premiere of an arrangement of Canto arena by Cuban composer Ernesto Oliva

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Danza de Mediodía by Arturo Márquez

Pra dormir na Rede by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello 

Brooklyn Folk Divertimento by Carlos Pavan (premiere)

Voices of the Unseen for Woodwind Quintet by Gilbert Galindo

A la costa by Jorge Olaya Muñoz (Colombia)

Bunde Tolimense by Alberto Castilla (Colombia)

These concerts are FREE!  

These programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. These programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and generous individuals. Special thanks to Kerly Serrano and Dona Ivey.

 

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Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3 PM

THE FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE

Celebrate

The 18th Annual Latin American Culture Week 2023

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Featuring the premiere of an arrangement of Canto arena by Cuban composer Ernesto Oliva

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Danza de Mediodía by Arturo Márquez

Pra dormir na Rede by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello 

Brooklyn Folk Divertimento by Carlos Pavan (Queens premiere)

Voices of the Unseen for Woodwind Quintet by Gilbert Galindo

A la costa by Jorge Olaya Muñoz 

Por un beso de tu boca (Bambuco)  (1949) by Eduardo Cadavid (arr. Madeline Levitz)

RECEPTION AFTER CONCERT
CELEBRATION HALL
The CENTER at MAPLE GROVE CEMETERY
127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Queens, NY 11415

FREE admission with RSVP at (347) 878-6613,
Free Parking, Accessible Building, Limited Seating

Website: www.friendsofmaplegrove.org   Email:info@friendsofmaplegrove.org

Program and video links will be found on our Facebook page and YouTube channel shortly before 4:00PM. Our videos will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the premiere.

Our concerts are made possible with the support of Members and Patrons of the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, The Maple Grove Cemetery Association, and The Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and generous individuals. Special thanks to Kenichi Wilson.

Additional funding comes from Music Performance Trust Funds of the A.F. of M.

 

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Monday, November 13, 2023 at 7 PM 

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National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., 7th floor, NY, NY 10001 (between 28th and 29th streets)

Repeat of Program from November 12, 2023

Featuring the premiere of an arrangement of Canto arena by Cuban composer Ernesto Oliva

Also

Danza de Mediodía by Arturo Márquez

Pra dormir na Rede by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello 

Brooklyn Folk Divertimento by Carlos Pavan (Manhattan premiere)

Voices of the Unseen for Woodwind Quintet by Gilbert Galindo

A la costa by Jorge Olaya Muñoz 

Por un beso de tu boca (Bambuco)  (1949) by Eduardo Cadavid (arr. Madeline Levitz)

Admission is free but space is limited, Please make advance reservations at quintetorg@gmail.com

The concert will be live-streamed on the National Opera Center YouTube channel. 
www.youtube.com/user/NatOperaCenterLIVE

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and generous individuals.

Additional funding comes from Music Performance Trust Funds of the A.F. of M.

 

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For Quintet of the Americas press inquires, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.


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Sunday, August 20, 2023 at 4:00pm

Earth Song

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High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314

Program

El Picaflor (The Hummingbird) by José Barros 
Earth Song (2009) by Frank Ticheli (b. 1958) (arr. Quinton Nickum)  
Three Nature Walks (2015) by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida (b.1975)

Strutting Butterflies by James Cohn

Tayeres by William Grant Still
Ala Arusha – Mother Earth (2023)* by Shanyse Strickland
Odeon by Ernesto Nazareth
“Gabriel’s Oboe” from The Mission (1986) by Ennio Morricone (1928-2020)

Cascades by Scott Joplin
Choro from Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia (b. 1938)

*commissioned by Quintet of the Americas

This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. This concert is also supported with funds from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and Staten island Arts.  Additional funding comes from the Music Performance Trust Fund of The A.F. of M, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and generous individuals.

This concert is FREE!

All our concerts are ADA accessibleimage Note: no steps but ground is covered in wood chips

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Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm, 2023

Celebration of the Earth


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Queens Public Library Flushing, 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

Program 
Ala Arusha – Mother Earth - PREMIERE by Shanyse Strickland 

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Summer Music by Samuel Barber 
Hudson Valley Music by Christopher Kaufman 
Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida
Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia

This concert is FREE!

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 7 PM 

Celebration of the Earth


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National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., 7th floor, NY, NY 10001 (between 28th and 29th streets)

O Sweet Spontaneous Earth - based on poem by e. e. cummings - improvisation on ocarinas, recorders, mouthpieces/reeds/headjoints, as the musicians progress from nature outdoors to inside the art space.

Meet composers Shanyse Strickland and Christopher Kaufman

 

Ala Arusha – Mother Earth - PREMIERE by Shanyse Strickland 

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Summer Music by Samuel Barber 
Hudson Valley Music by Christopher Kaufman 
Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida
Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia

For ticket information contact quintetorg@gmail.com

The concert will be live-streamed on the National Opera Center YouTube channel. 
www.youtube.com/user/NatOperaCenterLIVE

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Sunday, May 21 2023, at 3pm

Celebration of the Earth


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Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

Program 
Ala Arusha – Mother Earth - PREMIERE by Shanyse Strickland 

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Summer Music by Samuel Barber 
Hudson Valley Music by Christopher Kaufman 
Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida
Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia

This concert is FREE!

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April 20 2023 - Sunday, May 30, 2023

Celebration of the Earth


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Thursday, April 20 2023 at 5:30PM, Queens Public Library Rego Park Branch, 91-41 63rd Drive, Rego Park, Queens, NY 11374

Thursday, April 27, at 10-11am, Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway (at Springfield Blvd exit of LIE), Bayside,  Queens, NY 11364

Thursday, April 27 at 6pm, Queens Public Library at Hunters Point, 47-40 Center Blvd, Queens, NY 11109

Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30pm, Queens Public Library Flushing, 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

Thursday May 18, at 11am, Alzheimer’s Adult Day Program, 190-04 119 Ave., St. Albans, Queens, 11412

Thursday, May 18, 1:30-2:30pm, Hillcrest Older Adult Center, 91-34 182 Place, Jamaica, NY 11423 

Saturday, May 20, at 3pm, Queens Public Library Jackson Heights, 35-51 81st St, Queens, NY 11372

Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30pm, Queens Public Library Flushing, 41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

Program 
Ala Arusha – Mother Earth - PREMIERE by Shanyse Strickland 

Plus

Summer Music by Samuel Barber 
Hudson Valley Music by Christopher Kaufman 
Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida
Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia

This concert is FREE!

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EARTH DAY - Saturday, April 22 2023, at 4:00 PM 
A Program Celebrating Earth Day

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Gallery 9B9, 9 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009 

in association with 2B&2C: The Ken Kro-Ken Memorial Foundation 

Join us in the garden and art space for O Sweet Spontaneous Earth - based on poem by e. e. cummings - improvisation on ocarinas, recorders, mouthpieces/reeds/headjoints, as the musicians progress from nature outdoors to inside the art space.

Music Celebrating Nature
Program 
Ala Arusha – Mother Earth - PREMIERE by Shanyse Strickland 

Plus

Summer Music by Samuel Barber 
Hudson Valley Music by Christopher Kaufman 
Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida
Earth Song by Frank Ticheli
Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia

 The event is free. Reservation required.

Seating is limited so please be sure to make a reservation by emailing quintetorg@gmail.com

The concert will be live-streamed

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