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Concerts for 2008(back to top)

 

Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 3-4:30 PM
Natives Theater

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This upbeat concert, in celebration of Latin American History Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), will feature lively and vibrant arrangements, for winds, of dance music from The Americas, Europe and the Tropics, including pieces by Ástor Piazzolla, Jorge Olaya Munoz, James Cohn, Leonard Bernstein, Paquito D’Rivera, William Grant Still, also Judah Adashi’s new Songs and Dances of Macondo and Carl MaultsBy’s Still Rockin' in Jerusalem.

Natives Theater
82-24 Northern Blvd. entrance is next to the Restaurant
Jackson Heights, NY

FREE admission

Program:

Judah Adashi: Songs and Dances of Macondo based on Gabriel Garcia Marques' One Hundred Years of Solitude
William Grant Still: Folk Suite No 4 and Adolorido and Yaravi from Miniatures
Paquito D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales
Carl MaultsBy: Rockin in Jersusalem
Leonard Bernstein: Danzon (arr. Oldham)
Some Colombian dances
James Cohn: Samba Nostalgica and Finale from Fiesta Latina
Piazzolla's Libertango

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Wednesday, Octobre 20 at 1:15 PM
Queensborough Performing Arts Center Theater

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Queensborough Community College
22205 56th Ave. Bayside, NY 11364

Admission is free and for more information, call the Music Dept office at 718-631-6393.

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Sunday, September 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM
Music at Saint Alban’s

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Aires Tropicales - dance music from around the world
at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church

76 Saint Alban’s Place
Staten Island, New York 10312
Tel: 718.984.7756

tickets $25. $20 seniors and students
http://www.musicatsaintalbans.org/comingup.htm

Program:

Judah Adashi: Songs and Dances of Macondo based on Gabriel Garcia Marques' One Hundred Years of Solitude
William Grant Still: Folk Suite No 4 and Adolorido and Yaravi from Miniatures
Paquito D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales
Carl MaultsBy: Rockin in Jersusalem
Leonard Bernstein: Danzon (arr. Oldham)
Some Colombian dances
Tangos including Piazzolla's Libertango

Public transit Directions or mapquest for driving directions to Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church:
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church is easily reached by New York City public transit: the SIRR to Eltingville Station, the X1 Express bus and the S79 NYC bus all come within a short walk of the parish: get off at Eltingvile Station. Walk East on Richmond Avenue to Amboy Road towards Burger King. Cross Amboy Road. Turn left (North) on Amboy Road. Walk one-half block to a 3-way fork in the road by the Citgo Station. Take the middle street (Saint Alban’s Place) two more blocks Northeast. Saint Alban’s Church is located at 76 Saint Alban’s Place, behind the Perkins Restaurant.

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May 15th
Wall to Wall Behind the Wall

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Behind the Wall

Symphony Space Presents Its First International Wall to Wall!

This year, Wall to Wall Behind the Wall, explores music from the former republics of the USSR and other Eastern European countries including Hungary, Romania, Poland, and the Czech Republic, all important centers for musical expression. Enjoy works by composers as diverse as Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Lutoslawski, Schnittke, Ligeti, Penderecki, Mansurian, Bardanashvili, Gorecki, Bacewicz, Gubaidulina, Part, Usltvolskaya, Kurtag and others will be heard, as well as music by younger composers who came of age during the Soviet regime and are now creating music in a changed world.

http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6005-wall-to-wall-behind-the-wall

Visit symphonyspace.org for updates from curator and Associate Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky. Get up-to-the-minute news about public events. Listen to music clips and see performance videos. Learn how you can jump the queue by becoming a Symphony Space Member and more! Artists and programs subject to change Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025. 212-864-5400 symphonyspace.org

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Earth Day in May...
Mannahatta Project concerts

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Mannahatta

Earth Day,  Thursday, April 22 at 7PM
BAYSIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 208 Totten Avenue, Fort Totten, Bayside, Queens 
 with panel including composers, environmental artist Ken Cro-Ken 
and Dr. Eric Sanderson from Wildlife Conservation Society, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

 http://www.baysidehistorical.org/home.html 

Tuesday, May 11 at 1PM
Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica

Sunday, May 16 at 2PM
ROCKAWAY CENTER FOR THE ARTS (RoCA), sTudio 7, FORT TILDEN, Rockaway, QUEENS
http://www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/

Sunday, May 23 at 2PM
NOBLE COLLECTION at SNUG HARBOR, Staten Island  http://www.noblemaritime.org/

Wednesday, May 26 at 7PM
SALVATION ARMY TEMPLE, 86-07 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens 

Saturday, June 5 at 2PM   
WATERFRONT MUSEUM, 290 Conover Street, Pier 44 docked next to Fairway in Red Hook, Brooklyn http://www.waterfrontmuseum.org/ 
with panel including composers, environmental artist Ken Cro-Ken and Dr. Eric Sanderson

Saturday,  June 12 at 2PM
FLUSHING LIBRARY, 4117 Main Street, Flushing, Queens 

Tuesday, June 15 at 2PM
WAVE HILL, overlooking the Hudson River. Entrance at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue
Bronx, NY For more information call 718-549-3200 or visit :
http://www.wavehill.org/calendar/event_2404.html

Thursday, June 17 at 7PM
LANGSTON HUGHES LIBRARY AND CULTURAL CENTER, 100-01 Northern Boulevard,Corona, Queens
 
Friday, June 25 at 7:30 
LOEWE AUDITORIUM at NYU, 35 W. 4th Street, NY, NY

Credit image - Markley Boyer / The Mannahatta Project / Wildlife Conservation Society

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 7 PM
Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Mexico

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Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, NY, NY at 68th Street

Quintet of the Americas will be joined by special guests - the Cuarteto Latinoamericano (The Latin American String Quartet)

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Arón Bitrán, second violin; Alvaro Bitrán, cello; Javier Montiel, viola; Saúl Bitrán, first violin

Featuring the premiere of Suite de Gargantúa, a new nonet by Mario Lavista*

Also on the Program
Danza del mediodia by Arturo Marquez
Juegos nocturnos by Federico Ibarra
Marsias by Mario Lavista (Mexico) for solo oboe and 8 tuned water glasses!
La Calaca (last dance from Altar de Muertos) by Gabriela Ortiz 

FREE and open to the public, however,
reservations must be made prior to the concert. For reservations and
more information, call 212-277-8359, ext. 4, or visit
http://as.americas-society.org/calevent.php?id=703.

* Commissioned with support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust.
These concerts are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding comes from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Meet the Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund  and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

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January, 2010
Hear the quintet in 3 performances celebrating Latin American Music
at these locations below

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Free Programs in Queens

with Chris Vasquez, singer

 Monday, January 25 , 2010 at 10:00AM
Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, Susan Shafer, Director
221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside, NY

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11:00AM
Salvation Army Center of Queens
86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights

 Tuesday January 26, 2010 at 1:00PM
Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica

Program

Souvenir de Puerto Rico by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Jiminez Suite for Wind Quintet by Charles Griffin

Reflections on poems by Juan Ramon Jiminez

Danzón from the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein

Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera (b. 1948)

Works from the Quintet's CD Dancing in Colombia

Marsias by Mario Lavista (Mexico) with tuned water glasses

Tangos from Argentina including:

Caserón de Tejas by Sebastián Piana

Lluvia de Estrellas Tango by Osmar Maderna

Two tangos with Chris Vasquez

Volver by Carlos Gardel, lyrics by Alfredo LePera

Naranjo en flor by Virgilio Exposito lyrics by Homero Exposito

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

These concerts are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding comes from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Meet the Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund  and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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Concerts for 2009(back to top)

 

November, 2009

Hear the quintet at all these locations below during Latin American Culture Week

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Free Programs in Queens

with Chris Vasquez, singer

Monday, November 16, 2009 at 1:00PM
Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 11:00AM
Salvation Army Center of Queens
86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights

Date coming soon - November , 2009
Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, Susan Shafer, Director
221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside, NY

Program

Souvenir de Puerto Rico by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Jiminez Suite for Wind Quintet by Charles Griffin

Reflections on poems by Juan Ramon Jiminez

Danzón from the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein

Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera (b. 1948)

Works from the Quintet's CD Dancing in Colombia

Marsias by Mario Lavista (Mexico) with tuned water glasses

Tangos from Argentina including:

Caserón de Tejas by Sebastián Piana

Lluvia de Estrellas Tango by Osmar Maderna

Two tangos with Chris Vasquez

Volver by Carlos Gardel, lyrics by Alfredo LePera

Naranjo en flor by Virgilio Exposito lyrics by Homero Exposito

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Latin American Cultural Week (LACW) in New York is a yearly city-wide event celebrating Latin American culture in venues throughout New York City. This year's events will take place between November 9 and 22 in all five boroughs of New York City. LACW is produced by PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research, Inc. (www.pamar.org). Partnering with many of the City's most prestigious cultural institutions, their goal is to present the highest quality art and artists to the broadest cross-section of the community. This year’s schedule includes events in visual arts, auctions, artist's talks and panel discussions, book presentations, dance, literature, multimedia, music and theater.

These concerts are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding comes from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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Saturday, December 19, and Sunday December 20, 2009 at 2:00PM and 3:00PM
The Quintet returns to the New York Hall of Science

"Crystal Winter" A program for families

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47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368.
718.699.0005
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Using sounds like colors in a winter snow fall painting, Quintet of the Americas will explore the connection of musical sounds to the look of nature. Using the amazing crystal - like snowflakes - as it inspiration, the Quintet will take you on an informative and fun musical trip through sound and nature including audience participation with crystal goblets and bells. For directions see http://www.nyhallsci.org/

Funding for this program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Friday, October 2, 2009 at 8 PM
Quintet of the Americas in Concert

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The Little Theater, York College Performing Arts Center

94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY

Suggested donation: $10.00 Suitable for adults and children over the age of 6

In recognition of the ensemble’s South American origins, the Quintet of the Americas will perform music from Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Brazil. Local composer Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, of Forest Hills, Queens, will be represented with a lovely lullaby about sleeping in a hammock!

The Quintet of the Americas is excited to present a hauntingly beautiful and unusual work, The Soul, by Native American composer Louis Ballard. Dr. Ballard (1931-2007), of Quapaw-Cherokee descent, combined Native American instruments, melodies, and rhythms with mainstream western compositional techniques. The Soul, which is based on an Eskimo funeral melody, features WIIKIZHO, a hand carved wooden Sioux courtship flute.

This compelling program also includes salsa, gospel, and early jazz by Cuban composer Paquito D'Rivera and African American composers James P. Johnson, William Grant Still and Carl MaultsBy; George Gershwin’s Summertime; Leonard Bernstein's Overture to Candide; and Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, a masterpiece by one of America’s greatest lyrical composers.

Overture to Candide - Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Summer Music (1956) - Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
El Picaflor (porro) - José Barros (b.1915)
La Comparsa
- Ernesto Lecuona (1896-1963)
Te sorprende? (pasillo) - Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1916-1995)
Pra Dormir Na Rede - Acalanto (to Luisinha) - Gaudencio Thiago de Mello
As Proesas de Nolasco – Pixinguinha
The Carolina Shout – James P. Johnson (1894-1955)
Miniatures – William Grant Still (1895-1978)
3. Jesus Is A Rock In The Weary Land 4. Yaravi
Wapango – Paquito D’Rivera
Amazing Gracefully
- Matt Sullivan
The Soul from Ritmo Indio (1969) – Dr. Louis W. Ballard (1931-2007)
Matt Sullivan, Lakota courtship flute (WIIKIZHO)
Still Rockin’ in Jerusalem – Carl MaultsBy
“Summertime” from Porgy and Bess – George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Tournament Galop – Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1969)

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 7:30 PM
A FREE concert at the
Salvation Army Center in Jackson Heights, Queens

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86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY

Join us for the last family concert of the Quintet's Chamber Music America Residency!

Program:

Serenata by Carlos Franzetti

Freeing the Caged Bird by Barbara Harbach

Baion de Bayo by Michael Colina

Wapango by Paquito D'Rivera

Pra dormir na rede by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

Dance of Praise by James Cohn

Dances from Colombian and Cuba and tangos from Argentina

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Friday, June 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM

New York University

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at Loewe Auditorium, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

This concert takes place during Quintet's New York University Summer Institute for Woodwind Quintets for high school and college students.

Admission is free.

Program will include:

Julia Wolfe: On Seven-Star Shoes

Tania Leon: De Memorias

Samuel Barber: Summer Music

Nicholas Scarim: Garden At Night

and Dances from Latin America

This is sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://education.nyu.edu/music/summer.html

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 7:30 PM
A FREE concert celebrating spring at the Salvation Army Center in Jackson Heights, Queens

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86-07 35th Avenue,Jackson Heights, NY

As part of the Quintet's Chamber Music America Residency
Presented by Residency Partners

The Salvation Army of Jackson Heights and the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

Program will include:

Garden at Night by Nicholas Scarim with Chris Vasquez, narrator

Quiet Tide - premiere of new commission by Mark Dancigers

Summertime from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

August Swale by Beth Anderson

Azalea by Duke Ellington

Music from Colombian, Ecuador and tangos from Argentina

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Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Queens Botanical Garden - FREE CONCERT

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43-50 Main Street,Flushing, NY 11355

Presented by

the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

As part of Gardening Day 2009 and funded by
the Quintet's Chamber Music America Residency Program grant

Program will include:

Garden at Night by Nicholas Scarim with Ellen Cava-Haag, narrator

Quiet Tide - premiere of new commission by Mark Dancigers

Summertime from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

Summer Music by Samuel Barber

August Swale by Beth Anderson

Azalea by Duke Ellington

Colombian Dances from the Quintet's collection of traditional South American dances

For directions to the garden go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/

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Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Salvation Army Center

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86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights, Queens

A FREE concert - Program will include:

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Summer Music by Samuel Barber
Arkansas Reel by James Cohn
"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin
Amazing Gracefully by Matt Sullivan
Tournament Galop by Louis Moreau Gottschalk arr. R. W. Tucker
The Soul from Ritmo Indio by Dr. Louis W. Ballard

Thiago de Mello

Colombian and Brazilian Dances with guest Thiago de Mello on organic percussion

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March 24-26, 2009

The Quintet goes on tour to Arizona!

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Gila Valley Arts Council presents the Quintet at

Eastern Arizona State College
Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday March 25th, 2009

Residency school performances and master classes

Concert at 7:30PM on Wednesday March 25 in the

Lee Little Theatre
For ticket information: gilavalley_artscouncil@yahoo.co (Adult tickets, $15; Students, $5)

Gold Canyon Arts Council presents the Quintet

March 26-March 27, 2009 in school concerts and master classes

and in concert at 7:30PM at the

Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, Gold Canyon, Arizona

for ticket information contact GCA@goldcanyonarts.org

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Concerts for 2008(back to top)

Monday, December 15, 2008 at 7:00PM

Christ Tabernacle in Glendale

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64-36 Myrtle Avenue in Glendale, Queens

Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

presents a Christmas Concert

Admission Free

This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund. Matching funding for this program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Sunday, December 7, Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14, 2008
at 11AM and 12:00noon

New York Hall of Science

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47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368. 718.699.0005. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

"Crystal Winter" A program for families

Using sounds like colors in a winter snow fall painting, Quintet of the Americas will explore the connection of musical sounds to the look of nature. Using the amazing crystal - like snowflakes - as it inspiration, the Quintet will take you on an informative and fun musical trip through sound and nature including audience participation with crystal goblets and bells. For directions see http://www.nyhallsci.org/

This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund. Matching funding for this program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 9:30 PM


The Zipper Factory

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336 W. 37th Street, Manhattan

PAMAR presents the 1st Latin American Marathon of Music and Dance 1PM-11PM

The Quintet goes on at 9:30PM during this fabulous 1 day marathon.

Hear us playing music by Lecuona, Piazzolla and dances from Colombia

http://www.pamar.org/marathon/

Tickets sold at Ovation Tix 212-352-3101 or on line at www.thezipperfactory.com $20 all day pass

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November, 2008


Hear the quintet at all these locations below
during Latin American Culture Week

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In Celebration of PAMAR'S Latin American Culture Week

programs will include:
the premiere of Michael Colina's Baion de Bayo
Astor Piazzolla's Tema de Maria
El Diablo Suelto by Heraclio Fernandez from Venezuela
Lecuona's La comparsa
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
and music from the Quintet's CD Dancing in Colombia

These concerts are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding comes from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008 2:00PM


Flushing Library Auditorium

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41-17 Main St, Flushing, Queens, NY

In Celebration of PAMAR'S Latin American Culture Week

Presented in Partnership with the Latin American Culture Center of Queens

Admission is FREE.

for more information call (718) 661-1200 http://www.queenslibrary.org

This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

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Monday, November 17, 2008 at 10:00 AM


Catholic Charities Bayside Senior

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Susan Shafer, Director

in partnership with the Latin American Cultural Centeer of Queens
A celebration of Latin American Culture Week
221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside, Queens, NY

a free concert-tea

This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

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Monday, November 17, 2008 at 1 PM


Community Mediation Services

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89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, Queens

This concert is presented in partnership with the Latin American Cultural Centeer of Queens
A celebration of Latin American Culture Week

Admission is FREE

This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 11 AM


Salvation Army Center

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86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens

In partnership with the Salvation Army Center of Jackson Heights

A celebration of Latin American Culture Week

with guest composer, Michael Colina

Admission is FREE.
This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 7:30 PM


Greenwich House Music School

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Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow Street, New York City

In Celebration of PAMAR'S Latin American Culture Week

with special guest - composer Michael Colina

program:
premiere of Michael Colina's Baion de Bayo
Astor Piazzolla's Tema de Maria
El Diablo Suelto by Heraclio Fernandez from Venezuela
Lecuona's La comparsa
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
and music from the Quintet's CD Dancing in Colombia

Directions to the Greenwich House Music School: Take the 1 train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square Station and exit. Head 2.5 blocks south along the west side of Seventh Avenue South to Barrow Street. Head southwest on Barrow Street to number 46. Look for the Greenwich House Music School flag. The concert hall is on the second floor. To view a map of our location, visit GHMS

Tickets: $15/ $5 students and seniors. For additional information call 718-230-5189.

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Shigeru Kaneshiro

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Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 11:00AM and 12:00 noon each day

"Spooky Sounds" - A program for families

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New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368. 718.699.0005. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Come prepared to be surprised with all the sounds a woodwind quintet can make. Meet guest artist Robert Schwimmer and see the magical theremin! The Quintet will lead the audience in a Halloween Improvisation.
http://www.nyhallsci.org/

This program is part of the Quintet of the Americas Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Program.

The Quintet of the Americas is a 2008-09 recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant.

Funding has been provided by the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 8:00PM

Catskill Mountain Foundation

Doctorow Center for the Arts

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Rte. 23A, Village of Hunter, N.Y. 12442
Reservations: 518-263-2063

Program will include:

Leonard Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Samuel Barber: Summer Music
José Barros: El Picaflor (porro)
Jorge Olaya Muñoz: Te sorprende? (pasillo)
Intermission
Questions and Answers with the Quintet
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quinteto em Forma de Chôros
Matt Sullivan: Amazing Gracefully
Dr. Louis W. Ballard: The Soul from Ritmo Indio
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Tournament Galop

http://www.catskillmtn.org/events/classical-music/index.html

This event is funded in part by the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation

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Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Douglaston Concerts First Sunday Series

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at the Douglaston Community Church, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, Queens

Celebrating the 80th Birthday Year of Douglaston composer James Cohn!

Program will include:
Dance of Praise by James Cohn (premiere)
Samuel Barber's Summer Music
Dances from Colombia and Brazil
The Carolina Shout by James P. Johnson,
George Gershwin's Summertime
Kid Ory's Muskrat Ramble
James Cohn's Fiesta Latina (2006) (commissioned by the Quintet )

For tickets contact 718-229-2169

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This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, and the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, Borough President of Queens.

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Monday, October 6, 2008 at 7:30 PM

Join the Quintet for their
CD release concert party!

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The Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, NYC

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Guest artists: Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic percussion
Blair McMillen, piano and Scott Kuney, guitar

Program will include:

Chant # 2 Uirapuru do Amazonas, Canto da Yara,
Chants to the Chief #10 Canoa Furada, and Pra Dormir Na Rede all by Thiago de Mello
Ernesto Nazareth's Apanhei-te cavaquinho and Odeon
Pixinghuinha's As Proesas de Nolasco
Ricardo Romaneiro'sVentos (2007)
Changes (2006) by Marcelo Zarvos

This concert is made possible in part with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Funding is also provided by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, and Shigeru Kaneshiro.

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Monday, June 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM

New York University

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at Loewe Auditorium, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

This concert takes place during Quintet's New York University Summer Institute for Woodwind Quintets for high school and college students.

Admission is free.

Program will include:

Eric Ewazen: Roaring Fork (1997)
Miguel del Aguila: Quintet No. 2
Xinyan Li: Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony (premiere)
Elliott Carter: Quintet

To see more about these composers go to Eric Ewazen, Miguel del Aguila, Xinyan Li, Elliott Carter

This is sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://education.nyu.edu/music/summer.html

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Friday, June 27, 2008 at 7:30 PM

New York University

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in the Black Box Theater, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

This concert takes place during Quintet's New York University Summer Institute for Woodwind Quintets for high school and college students.

Admission is free.

A workshop with composer Marc-Antonio Consoli

and premiere of

Marc-Antonio Consoli: Varie Azioni V
(commissioned by Quintet of the Americas with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts)

This is sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://education.nyu.edu/music/summer.html

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Sunday, April 20 and Monday, April 21, 2008 at 11:00AM and 12:00 noon each day

New York Hall of Science

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47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368. 718.699.0005. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Celebrating Earth Day and "Invention and Play" - A program for families

Playing with found materials the quintet will demonstrate how to recycle materials from our environment to make instruments which can mimic sounds in nature. The Quintet will play Heitor Villa-Lobos' Os pombinhos (The Doves), William Grant Still's Frog Went A-Courtin', 3rd movement, Var. VIII from Carl Nielsen's Quintet, Becky Steltzer's Hambani Kakuhle Kwela, Soong Fu-Yuan'sFlower Drum Song. The Quintet will lead the audience in a Jungle Improvisation using Native and homemade instruments with participants on stage.
http://www.nyhallsci.org/

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Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 3:00PM

Quintet on Tour!

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Pleasantville Chamber Music Society

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church

400 Bedford Road
Pleasantville, NY

Admission is free.

Program:

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Summer Music (1956) by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Colombian Dances
El Picaflor (porro) by José Barros (b.1915) arr. F. Zumaque G.
Te sorprende? (pasillo) J by orge Olaya Muñoz (1916-1995)
-Intermission-
Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (1922) by Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Tournament Galop (1851) by Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) arr. R. W. Tucker

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Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:00 AM

CATHOLIC CHARITIES BAYSIDE SENIOR
Susan Shafer, Director

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in partnership with QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS presents a free concert

221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside, Queens, NY

a concert-tea

in celebration of the 80th birthday of Douglaston composer James Cohn

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Muskrat Ramble Edward "Kid" Ory (arr. J.Cohn)
Mozart Fantasy, Op. 91 James Cohn
Arkansas Reel James Cohn
My Funny Valentine Richard Rogers
Strutting Butterflies James Cohn
The Carolina Shout James P. Johnson (arr. Cohn)
Fiesta Latina (2006) James Cohn
Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker (arr. E. Cionek)
III. Allegro non troppo from Quintet for Winds (1961) James Cohn

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department For the Aging. This concert is also made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding comes from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Meet the Composer/JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation,, Shigeru Kaneshiro, and the Henry Luce Foundation. With special thanks to the Hon. Frank Padavan, NYS Senator; the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens; and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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Friday, February 8th, 2008 at 9:00PM

The Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
Annual Langston Hughes Celebration

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100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens

FREE Admission - for more information please call (718) 651-1100

"African Impact"

Joseph Shabalala: Mbube - "Nansi Imali" (There's Money) arr.Adam Lesnick
Carl MaultsBy: Still Rockin' In Jerusalem
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: A Ba Boleki Nwana! arr. Lesnick
Antonin Dvorak: Goin Home from the New World Symphony arr. Matt Sullivan
Fela Sowande: Obangiji arr. Lesnick
William Grant Still: Jesus Is a Rock in A Weary Land
Edward "Kid" Ory: Muskrat Ramble arr. James Cohn

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Akin Euba: Wind Quintet
Paquito D'Rivera: Afro from Aires Tropicales
James P. Johnson: Carolina Shout arr. James Cohn
Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite arr. Ed Cionek
Becky Steltzner: Hambani Kakuhle Kwela

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This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, JPMorgan Chase /Meet the Composer Regrant Program for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York , and the Music Performance Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, and the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, Borough President of Queens. Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Saturday, January 5, 2008 2:00PM

Flushing Library Auditorium

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41-17 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355-1200

for more information call (718) 661-1200 http://www.queenslibrary.org

fefeaturing new works by composers Xinyan Li and Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

with guest artist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic percussion

With Guest Composer Xinyan Li

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Xinyan Li is currently a doctoral student studying at University of Missouri-Kansas City under composers Chen Yi, James Mobberley, Zhou Long, and Paul Rudy. Miss Li earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing in 1999 and 2002, where she studied under composers Jin Xiang and Yang Tong Ba. Xinyan Li attended Aspen Music Festival and School in 2005 and 2006 as a Susan and Ford Schumann Composition Fellow where she studied with George Tsontakis. In 2007, she attended Nevada Encounters of New Music, Midwest Graduate Music Consortium's 11th Annual Conference, and SCI Region VI Conference. Awards include the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer's Award, an honorable mention from the Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Competition and the Libby Larsen Prize from International Alliance of Women in Music. Xinyan Li's music has been performed by the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Bergen Woodwind Quintet, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Principal Woodwind Quintet, the Chengdu International Contemporary Festival and Composer's Forum, the East Coast Composers Ensemble, the Chicago New Music Ensemble, and the UMKC Music Nova Ensemble. Xinyan Li's music is "fresh, musical and dramatic; it's from her heart."

Celebrating the Human Spirit "

Program will include:
Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi (originally for organ) arranged for wind quintet by Mordechai Rechtman
Zurisee from Foyveblas by Paul Douglas
In Heaven from Quintet No. 2 by Miguel del Aguila
Mo Suos Burial Ceremony (2006) (New York premiere) by Xinyan Li
Ventos (2007) (commissioned by Quintet of the Americas) by Ricardo Romaneiro
Suite of Brazilian Songs by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

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This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding comes from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Saturday, December 8 and Sunday December 9, 2007 at 4:30PM

New York Hall of Science

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47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368. 718.699.0005. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

"Crystal Winter" A program for families  

Using sounds like colors in a winter snow fall painting, Quintet of the Americas will explore the connection of musical sounds to the look of nature. Using the amazing crystal - like snowflakes - as it inspiration, the Quintet will take you on an informative and fun musical trip through sound and nature. http://www.nyhallsci.org/

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Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Greenwich House Music School

Admission is FREE.

at Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow Street, New York City

with special guest Award winning composer from Uruguay and California - Miguel del Aguila

In a Program Celebrating the Human Spirit:

Leonard Bernstein's "Overture" to Candide
William Grant Still's "Yaravi" from Miniatures
Louis W. Ballard's "The Soul" from Ritmo Indio
Song for Dia de Los Muertos from Ancient Mexico
Miguel del Aguila's Quintet No. 2
Jorge Olaya Munoz's Amanecer Vallenato (paseo)
Paul Douglas' "Zurisee" from Foyveblas

This concert celebrates the creativity, energy and perseverance of the human spirit. From the optimism of Candide to the gentle and reverent laments from Peru and Native America to the intriguing rhythmic and wild fantasy of Miguel del Aguila's Quintet No.2, this concert promises excitement and beauty. The Quintet will trade Western instruments for native flutes, whistles and drums in a Mexican processional melody for the Day of the Dead. The Quintet will also play Colombian dances which reflect the spirit of the origin of this unique ensemble and finish with the exciting "Zurisee" by Canadian composer Paul Douglas, a celebration of survival written by the composer after a near-fatal accident.

Directions to the Greenwich House Music School: Take the 1 train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square Station and exit. Head 2.5 blocks south along the west side of Seventh Avenue South to Barrow Street. Head southwest on Barrow Street to number 46. Look for the Greenwich House Music School flag. The concert hall is on the second floor. To view a map of our location, visit GHMS

For additional information call 718-230-5189.

This program is also sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Shigeru Kaneshiro, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 1 PM

Salvation Army Center

Admission is FREE.

Program Same As Above

86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights


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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 1 PM

Community Mediation Services

Admission is FREE.

Program Same As Above

89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 7:30 PM

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNVIERSITY - IDAHO

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Program will include:

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

Arkansas Reelby James Cohn (b.1928)

"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess George Gershwin

Colombian Dances from the Quintet's collection of traditional South American dances

El Picaflor (porro) byJosé Barros arr. F. Zumaque G.

Te sorprende? (pasillo) by Jorge Olaya Muñoz

Quinteto em Forma de Chôros by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Amazing Gracefully by Matt Sullivan

The Soul from Ritmo Indio by Dr. Louis W. Ballard

Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker arr. Edmund Cionek

Tournament Galop by Louis Moreau Gottschalk arr. R. W. Tucker

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 4:00 PM

LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OF QUEENS

in partnership with QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS present a free concert at THE JEWISH CENTER

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37-06 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 

with Composers Gaudencio Thiago de Mello and James Cohn

Admission Free. Reception to follow

Program will include:

Gaudencio Thiago de Mello: Two Songs

Steven Stucky: Serenade

Paquito D'Rivera: Aires tropicales

 Neil Rolnick: Ambos mundos 

  Jorge Olaya Muñoz: Te sorprende?

 Astor Piazolla: Bunde Tolimense

James Cohn: Fiesta Latina

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This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council. With additional support from the Queens Delegation to the New York State Assembly provided by NYS Assembly Member Hon. Ivan C. Lafayette, Speaker Pro-Tem. The programs of the LACCQ are supported by public funds from the Queens Borough President Office, the New York State Senator Hon. Serphin Maltese; the Queens Delegation to the NYS Assembly and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force, by NYC Council Member Hon. Helen Sears, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and by Queens Commissioner of Parks. Corporate, foundation and community supporters include Verizon, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, and the Citizens Committee for New York City. We appreciate their continuous support and generosity.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 at 7:00 PM

New York University

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at Loewe Auditorium, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

This concert takes place during Quintet's New York University Summer Institute for Woodwind Quintets for high school and college students.

Admission is free.

Program will include:

Steven Stucky's Serenade

Paquito D'Rivera's Aires tropiales

Paquito D'Rivera's Aires tropiales Marcelo Zarvos: Changes (commissioned by Quintet of the Americas with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency)

This is sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://education.nyu.edu/music/summer.html.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2007, 1 PM

Three Free concerts in Queens
featuring guest artist Guadencio Thiago de Mello

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1:00 pm
Sunnyside Community Servcies Senior Center, 43-31 39th Street, between 43rd Avenue and Queens Boulevard

 information: (718) 784-6173, ext. 411

3:00 PM
for Sunnyside Community Services After-School  porgram at  PS 150

4:30 PM
at the BEACON COMMUNITY CENTER, Intermediate School 5 in Elmhurst (718) 429-8752.

 

Special Concert Workshops at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park

47-01 111th Street, Queens information: 718-699-0005

2 DAYS! June 23 and June 24, 2007 at 10:30AM and 11:30AM

Workshop/peformances with guest artist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007, 8 PM

Quintet of the Americas at
Merkin Concert Hall

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Merkin Concert Hall - 129 West 67th Street

New Music from Brazil

World Premieres of new works written for the Quintet by Ricardo Romaneiro, Guadencio Thiago de Mello and Marcelo Zarvos and New York composer James Cohn with selections by Ernesto Nazareth, Pixinguinha and Villa Lobos

Special guests: organic percussionist Guadencio Thiago de Mello and pianist Blair McMillen

Tickets: $15, $10 for students/seniors

212-501-3330 or http://www.kaufman-center.org

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Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Fresno State New Music Festival

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California State University In Fresno

program will include:
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quintette en forme de choros

Peteris Vasks: Music for a Deceased Friend (1982)

Victoria Bond: ShenBlu (1987) for solo flute

Elliott Schwartz: Bird Bath (2002)

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Neil Rolnick: Ambos mundos (2004)

Louis W. Ballard: The Soul

Matt Sullivan: OBoy! (2006)

Carl MaultsBy: Still Rockin' in Jerusalem (1993)

Paquito D'Rivera: Wapango (1990)

New Music Festival

Inaugural Fresno State New Music Festival, which is 4 days dedicated to the performance of new and original compositions by living composers. Tickets for concerts vary, but one can purchase an All-Festival pass for $25, good for admission into all concerts.

Duo 46 is an internationally renowned violin/guitar duet, and will be performing several new works, including work by CSU, Fresno faculty composer Kenneth Froelich. The Faculty Composers concert will feature works by CSU, Fresno music faculty. The Quintet of the Americas is a world-renowned New York based woodwind quintet making their Fresno debut.

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Saturday, January 6th, 2007, 2:00 PM

The Quintet in a FREE CONCERT
'Borrowing the Theme'!

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Flushing Library Auditorium, 4117 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

for more information call (718) 661-1200 http://www.queenslibrary.org

featuring new works by composers James Cohn and Gaudencio Thiago de Mello
with guest artist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic percussion

Program will include:

Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi (originally for organ) arranged for wind quintet by Mordechai Rechtman

Mozart Fantasy, Op. 91 (2006) by James Cohn commissioned by Quintet of the Americas

Bird Bath (2004) Elliott Schwartz commissioned by the Bar Harbor Festival for Quintet of the Americas

Suburban waltz fantasy from Wind Quintet (2004) Robert Paterson Underwritten by the American Composers Forum
with Funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

Suite of Brazilian Songs by Ernesto Nazareth
Apanhei-te cavaquinho
Odeon
Brejeiro
Escorregando
As Proesas de Nolasco Pixinguinha

New works by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello


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This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and  the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding comes from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music,  the Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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January & February, 2007

The Quintet goes on tour!

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January 19
at 7:30 PM in Medford, Oregon
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre
23 South Central Avenue Medford, Oregon
for ticket informationcall Carroll Graber  (541)857-6783 or cjgraberrvm@charter.net

January 21
at 2:30Pm in Los gatos, California
Los gatos High School
20 high School Court Los Gatos, CA 95030
for ticket information contact Ray Aylsworth
(408) 395-4283 or raylsworth@aol.com

February 10
at 7:30PM in Provo, Utah
Brigham Young University
Madsen Recital Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center
fro more information contact Brigham University 

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Saturday, December 8 and Sunday December 9, 2007 at 4:30PM

New York Hall of Science

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47-01 111th St., Queens, NY 11368. 718.699.0005. Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

"Crystal Winter" A program for families  

Using sounds like colors in a winter snow fall painting, Quintet of the Americas will explore the connection of musical sounds to the look of nature. Using the amazing crystal - like snowflakes - as it inspiration, the Quintet will take you on an informative and fun musical trip through sound and nature. http://www.nyhallsci.org/

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Monday, November 12, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Greenwich House Music School

Admission is FREE.

at Renee Weiler Concert Hall, 46 Barrow Street, New York City

with special guest Award winning composer from Uruguay and California - Miguel del Aguila

In a Program Celebrating the Human Spirit:

Leonard Bernstein's "Overture" to Candide
William Grant Still's "Yaravi" from Miniatures
Louis W. Ballard's "The Soul" from Ritmo Indio
Song for Dia de Los Muertos from Ancient Mexico
Miguel del Aguila's Quintet No. 2
Jorge Olaya Munoz's Amanecer Vallenato (paseo)
Paul Douglas' "Zurisee" from Foyveblas

This concert celebrates the creativity, energy and perseverance of the human spirit. From the optimism of Candide to the gentle and reverent laments from Peru and Native America to the intriguing rhythmic and wild fantasy of Miguel del Aguila's Quintet No.2, this concert promises excitement and beauty. The Quintet will trade Western instruments for native flutes, whistles and drums in a Mexican processional melody for the Day of the Dead. The Quintet will also play Colombian dances which reflect the spirit of the origin of this unique ensemble and finish with the exciting "Zurisee" by Canadian composer Paul Douglas, a celebration of survival written by the composer after a near-fatal accident.

Directions to the Greenwich House Music School: Take the 1 train to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square Station and exit. Head 2.5 blocks south along the west side of Seventh Avenue South to Barrow Street. Head southwest on Barrow Street to number 46. Look for the Greenwich House Music School flag. The concert hall is on the second floor. To view a map of our location, visit GHMS

For additional information call 718-230-5189.

This program is also sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Shigeru Kaneshiro, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 1 PM

Salvation Army Center

Admission is FREE.

Program Same As Above

86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights in Jackson Heights


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Community Mediation Services

Admission is FREE.

Program Same As Above

89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 7:30 PM

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNVIERSITY - IDAHO

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Program will include:

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

Arkansas Reelby James Cohn (b.1928)

"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess George Gershwin

Colombian Dances from the Quintet's collection of traditional South American dances

El Picaflor (porro) byJosé Barros arr. F. Zumaque G.

Te sorprende? (pasillo) by Jorge Olaya Muñoz

Quinteto em Forma de Chôros by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Amazing Gracefully by Matt Sullivan

The Soul from Ritmo Indio by Dr. Louis W. Ballard

Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker arr. Edmund Cionek

Tournament Galop by Louis Moreau Gottschalk arr. R. W. Tucker

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 4:00 PM

LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OF QUEENS

in partnership with QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS present a free concert at THE JEWISH CENTER

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37-06 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 

with Composers Gaudencio Thiago de Mello and James Cohn

Admission Free. Reception to follow

Program will include:

Gaudencio Thiago de Mello: Two Songs

Steven Stucky: Serenade

Paquito D'Rivera: Aires tropicales

 Neil Rolnick: Ambos mundos 

  Jorge Olaya Muñoz: Te sorprende?

 Astor Piazolla: Bunde Tolimense

James Cohn: Fiesta Latina

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This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council. With additional support from the Queens Delegation to the New York State Assembly provided by NYS Assembly Member Hon. Ivan C. Lafayette, Speaker Pro-Tem. The programs of the LACCQ are supported by public funds from the Queens Borough President Office, the New York State Senator Hon. Serphin Maltese; the Queens Delegation to the NYS Assembly and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force, by NYC Council Member Hon. Helen Sears, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and by Queens Commissioner of Parks. Corporate, foundation and community supporters include Verizon, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, and the Citizens Committee for New York City. We appreciate their continuous support and generosity.

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Friday, June 22, 2007 at 7:00 PM

New York University

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at Loewe Auditorium, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

This concert takes place during Quintet's New York University Summer Institute for Woodwind Quintets for high school and college students.

Admission is free.

Program will include:

Steven Stucky's Serenade

Paquito D'Rivera's Aires tropiales

Paquito D'Rivera's Aires tropiales Marcelo Zarvos: Changes (commissioned by Quintet of the Americas with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency)

This is sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://education.nyu.edu/music/summer.html.

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Thursday, May 21st, 2007, 1 PM

Three Free concerts in Queens
featuring guest artist Guadencio Thiago de Mello

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1:00 pm
Sunnyside Community Servcies Senior Center, 43-31 39th Street, between 43rd Avenue and Queens Boulevard

 information: (718) 784-6173, ext. 411

3:00 PM
for Sunnyside Community Services After-School  porgram at  PS 150

4:30 PM
at the BEACON COMMUNITY CENTER, Intermediate School 5 in Elmhurst (718) 429-8752.

 

Special Concert Workshops at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadow Park

47-01 111th Street, Queens information: 718-699-0005

2 DAYS! June 23 and June 24, 2007 at 10:30AM and 11:30AM

Workshop/peformances with guest artist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007, 8 PM

Quintet of the Americas at
Merkin Concert Hall

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Merkin Concert Hall - 129 West 67th Street

New Music from Brazil

World Premieres of new works written for the Quintet by Ricardo Romaneiro, Guadencio Thiago de Mello and Marcelo Zarvos and New York composer James Cohn with selections by Ernesto Nazareth, Pixinguinha and Villa Lobos

Special guests: organic percussionist Guadencio Thiago de Mello and pianist Blair McMillen

Tickets: $15, $10 for students/seniors

212-501-3330 or http://www.kaufman-center.org

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Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Fresno State New Music Festival

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California State University In Fresno

program will include:
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quintette en forme de choros

Peteris Vasks: Music for a Deceased Friend (1982)

Victoria Bond: ShenBlu (1987) for solo flute

Elliott Schwartz: Bird Bath (2002)

-intermission-

Neil Rolnick: Ambos mundos (2004)

Louis W. Ballard: The Soul

Matt Sullivan: OBoy! (2006)

Carl MaultsBy: Still Rockin' in Jerusalem (1993)

Paquito D'Rivera: Wapango (1990)

New Music Festival

Inaugural Fresno State New Music Festival, which is 4 days dedicated to the performance of new and original compositions by living composers. Tickets for concerts vary, but one can purchase an All-Festival pass for $25, good for admission into all concerts.

Duo 46 is an internationally renowned violin/guitar duet, and will be performing several new works, including work by CSU, Fresno faculty composer Kenneth Froelich. The Faculty Composers concert will feature works by CSU, Fresno music faculty. The Quintet of the Americas is a world-renowned New York based woodwind quintet making their Fresno debut.

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Saturday, January 6th, 2007, 2:00 PM

The Quintet in a FREE CONCERT
'Borrowing the Theme'!

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Flushing Library Auditorium, 4117 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355

for more information call (718) 661-1200 http://www.queenslibrary.org

featuring new works by composers James Cohn and Gaudencio Thiago de Mello
with guest artist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic percussion

Program will include:

Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi (originally for organ) arranged for wind quintet by Mordechai Rechtman

Mozart Fantasy, Op. 91 (2006) by James Cohn commissioned by Quintet of the Americas

Bird Bath (2004) Elliott Schwartz commissioned by the Bar Harbor Festival for Quintet of the Americas

Suburban waltz fantasy from Wind Quintet (2004) Robert Paterson Underwritten by the American Composers Forum
with Funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

Suite of Brazilian Songs by Ernesto Nazareth
Apanhei-te cavaquinho
Odeon
Brejeiro
Escorregando
As Proesas de Nolasco Pixinguinha

New works by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello


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This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and  the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding comes from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music,  the Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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January & February, 2007

The Quintet goes on tour!

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January 19
at 7:30 PM in Medford, Oregon
Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre
23 South Central Avenue Medford, Oregon
for ticket informationcall Carroll Graber  (541)857-6783 or cjgraberrvm@charter.net

January 21
at 2:30Pm in Los gatos, California
Los gatos High School
20 high School Court Los Gatos, CA 95030
for ticket information contact Ray Aylsworth
(408) 395-4283 or raylsworth@aol.com

February 10
at 7:30PM in Provo, Utah
Brigham Young University
Madsen Recital Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center
fro more information contact Brigham University 

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Saturday, November 4th, 2006, 7:30 PM

Quintet Concert!

Quintet of the Americas will be performing at the Robert E. Lee High School, 1200 North Coalter Street,  in Staunton, VA on Saturday, Nov.4 at 7:30PM.  

For more information call 917-488-6083

The Quintet will perform on their collection of South American and native American instruments featuring a rainstick from the Amazon, a conch shell, deer hoof rattles, A Sioux ceremonial drum, the Sioux courtship flute, pitos and whistles and cane flutes. They will also perform some of the masterpieces of the traditional woodwind quintet literature.

The program will include

Overture to "Candide" by Leonard BernsteinSummer Music by Samuel BarberTwo Colombian Dances    Picaflor by Jose Barros    Te Sorprende? by Jorge Olaya MunozQuintette en forme de Choros by Heitor Villa-LobosMiniatures by William Grant StillArkansas Reel by James Cohn"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess by George GershwinCarolina Shout by James P. JohnsonThe Soul by Louis W. BallardYardbird Suite by Charlie ParkerTournament Galop by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Sunday October 1, 2006, 4:00 PM

In Celebration of Mozart’s 250th Birthday Year!

Blair McMillen, Piano

Douglaston Concerts first Sunday series

Community Church of Douglaston

39-50 Douglaston PKWY, Douglaston, NY 11363 Phone: 718 229 2169

Adults: $25 Seniors: $20 Students: $5

Featuring works by 2  Mozarts,  a  premiere by Douglaston resident James Cohn and

a piano wind sextet by film composer Marcelo Zarvos

Program:

W.A. Mozart's Quintet for Piano and Winds, K. 452 (1784)      

Mozart Camargo Guarnieri's Sonatina for Flute and  Piano (1947)   
premiere of  James Cohn's Mozart Fantasy, Op. 91 (2006)

Marcelo Zarvos' Changes (2003) for Woodwind Quintet and Piano

(commisioned by Quintet of the Americas with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency)

Since its beginning in 1976, QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS has been recognized as a leading ensemble in the interpretation of contemporary and folk-inspired wind quintet music of the Western Hemisphere. The New York Times said “the Quintet played splendidly, full of life, balancing voices with care, confident in its sense of togetherness,” and The Washington Post called their performances “musical dialogue at the highest level.” This concert will feature the Mozart Piano Quintet and a work by Douglaston composer JAMES COHN.

Recently profiled in a front-page New York Times article and praised for his “riveting” and “prodigiously accomplished and exciting” performances.BLAIR McMILLEN has established himself as one of today’s most adventurous and sought-after young pianists.

This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and  the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding comes from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music,  the Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles, and The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation.

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Monday, September 11th, 2006 at 8:30 AM

Remembering 9/11



Remembering 9/11 WNYC News Special Tune in Monday at 8:30am on AM 820

The Quintet of the Americas is honored to be playing again this year for the 9/11 memorial at Gound Zero in New York. The Ceremony will begin at 8:46 when the first tower was hit.  WNYC AM 820 radio will have live, uninterrupted coverage of the fifth anniversary ceremony at the World Trade Center site. Spouses, partners and significant others will read the names of the victims, and four moments of silence will be observed. The Quintet will play as the names are read.

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Friday, June 23, 2006 at 7:00 PM

New York University

at Loewe Auditorium, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

This concert takes place during Quintet’s New York University Summer Institute for Woodwind Quintets for high school and college students.

Admission is free.

Program wil include:

Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Tournement Galop

Roberto Sierra: Salsa para vientos

Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (1922) 

Julia Wolfe: On Seven-Star-Shoes (1985)

Peteris Vasks: Music for a Deceased Friend(1982)

Americas Set

Jorge Olaya Munoz: Te sorprende?

James P. Johnson: Carolina Shout

Paquito D’Rivera: Wapango

 This is sponsored by The  Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. For more information, contact the Quintet of the  Americas at 917-488-6083 or visit them online at http://www.quintet.org/. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://education.nyu.edu/music/summer.html.

 The Quintet of the Americas members are flutist Sato Moughalian, oboist Matt Sullivan, clarinetist Edward Gilmore, hornist Barbara Oldham and bassoonist Laura Koepke. Gina Cuffari will be joining the Quintet as bassoonist for this concert.

 The June 23 concert is produced, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M- with special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan.

 For more information about the Quintet of the Americas, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@worldnet.att.net.

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Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 3:30 PM

LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OF QUEENS
in partnership with QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS with Composer Beth Anderson at

THE JEWISH CENTER

37-06 77th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 

Program wil include:

Tournament Gallop by Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Amanecer Vallenato (paseo) by Jorge Olaya Muñoz 

August Swale by Beth Anderson

Quintet Op. 43 by Carl Nielsen

I. Allegro ben moderato

II. Menuet

On Seven-Star-Shoes by Julia Wolfe

The Soul by Louis W. Ballard

Wapango by Paquito D’Rivera

Summertime by George Gershwin

The Carolina Shout by James P. Johnson (arr. James Cohn)

Te sorprende? by Jorge Olaya Muñoz   

Bunde Tolimense by Alberto Castilla

Amenecer Vallenato by Jorge Olaya Muñoz


Admission free. Reception to follow

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council. With additional support from the Queens Delegation to the New York State Assembly provided by NYS Assembly Member Hon. Ivan C. Lafayette, Speaker Pro-Tem. The programs of the LACCQ are supported by public funds from the Queens Borough President Office, the New York State Senator Hon. Serphin Maltese; the Queens Delegation to the NYS Assembly and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force, by NYC Council Member Hon. Helen Sears, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and by Queens Commissioner of Parks. Corporate, foundation and community supporters include Verizon, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, and the Citizens Committee for New York City. We appreciate their continuous support and generosity.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit the Quintet’s website at www.quintet.org

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 6:30 PM

Flushing Library

Quintet of the Americas

at the Flushing Library

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Sunday, April 30, 2006, 2:00 PM

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
with Cuarteto Latinoamericano


Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 W. 57th Street, NYC, tickets $15/ $10 sudents and seniors

 Featuring the premiere of

Nonet

by William Thomas McKinley 

(performed by Quintet of the Americas and Cuarteto Latinoamericano)

~Other repertory (performed by Quintet of the Americas ):

Heitor Villa-Lobos          Quintette en forme de choros 

Peteris Vasks            Music for a Deceased Friend   

Charlie Parker arr. Edmund Cionek   Yardbird Suite 

~Other repertory  (performed by Cuarteto Latinoamericano):

Jorge Torres Saenz ( Mexico , 1968)    La venus se va de juerga

Alberto Ginastera         String Quartet No. 2 Op. 26       

Tickets available by calling

Carnegie Charge at 212-247-7800 or www.carnegiehall.org

To learn more about the Cuarteto Latinoamericano in English go to http://music.web.cmu.edu/cuarteto/

or en espagnol www.cuartetolatinoamericano.com

This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, JPMorgan Chase /Meet the Composer Regrant Program for Small Ensembles, and the Music Performance Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Monday, May 1, 2006, 1:15-2PM

In Celebration of Law Day

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens presents

a free concert of Quintet of the Americas
at the mediation center
Villa-Lobos: Quintette en forme de choros

Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite arr. Edmund Cionek

other Latin American and Patriotic works

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Saturday, March 18, 2006, 8 PM to 11 PM

Quintet of the Americas In Concert As Part of Wall to Wall Stravinsky

Symphony Space on March 18
New York, NY - The Quintet of the Americas will be in concert as part of
Wall to Wall Stravinsky during the "Fourth Quarter - Stravinsky's Theatre"
2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. The complete event will run from
11 AM to 11 PM.

This concert will feature the complete Quintet of the Americas performing as part of the ensemble for the composer's Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Members of the group will also perform at other parts of the marathon as part of ensembles for Four Songs with flute, harp, and guitar and Pribaoutki - Four songs for medium voice.
This day-long event is free and open to the public. For information, visit http://www.symphonyspace.org/genres/eventPage.php?genreId=1&eventId=1379 or contact Symphony Space at 212-864-5400.

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Sunday, March 26th, 2006, from 1:30 p.m.

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

Latin American Cultural Center of Queens And Latin American Women's Council

LatinAmerican Cultural Center of Queens And LatinAmerican Women'sCouncil

 Cordially invite you to the 20th annual celebration of

Women’s History Month The “Maria Joaquina de la Portilla Torres” Award (Maria Grever)

Presented to:

           

Tania León

Composer, Conductor and Musical Ambassador

And Alba L. Potes

Colombian-American Composer

A Musical Presentation by Quintet of the Americas

Performing classical and folk music from the Americas  and featuring De Memorias by Tnia Leon and a solo flute piece by Alba Potes 

 

New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th Street , Corona , New York, Tour 1:30pm   Reception from 2:15pm . 2:45pm

Musical Program &Presentation of Awards 3:00th 4:30 p m .

This event is free . Please present this invitation to be admitted

Please R.S.V.P. (718)261-7664 or email laccq@aol.com

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Tuesday, March 21st, 2006, 8:00 p.m.

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

Greenwich House Arts & New York Women Composers presents

Women's Work 2006 Hosted by Beth Anderson

Chen Yi

Beata Moon

Tania Leon

Beth Anderson

Jennifer Griffith

Julia Wolfe

Chen Yi: Woodwind Quintet (1987)

Beata Moon: Wind Quintet (2004)

Tania Leon: De Memorias (2000)

Jennifer Griffith: A Wind Quintet (2000)

Julia Wolfe: On Seven-Star-Shoes (1985)

Beth Anderson: August Swale (1992, rev. 2003)

Greenwich House Music School, Renee Weiler Concert Hall

46 Barrow Street, NYC 10014, 212-242-4770

www.gharts.org


$15 general admission/ $10 students and seniors

This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, JPMorgan Chase /Meet the Composer Regrant Program for Small Ensembles, and the Music Performance Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Friday, January 13, 2006 from 7-7:45PM

You are Cordially invited to a free concert of
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS

at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church

308 West 46th Street, New York City

for more information please
call (516-586-3433) or (917) 488-6083

Program:

Samuel Barber: Summer Music

Neil Rolnick: Ambos mundos (2004)

Heitor Villa-Lobos Quintette en forme der choros

Colombian and Brazilian dances

This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, JPMorgan Chase /Meet the Composer Regrant Program for Small Ensembles, and the Music Performance Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Saturday, January 7th, 2006 at 3:30 PM

Featuring
Carl MaultsBy’s “Journey”
for woodwind quintet,
African and Latin percussion

And... Ragtime, Jazz, and South American folk music with Native American instruments including conch shell, deer hoof rattles, flutes and drums

The Langston Hughes Community Library
and Cultural Center

100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens

FREE Admission - for more information please call (718) 651-1100

Program:

Ancient Calls (quintet improvisation with South American folk instruments)
William Grant Still: Miniatures
Carl MaultsBy: Still Rockin in Jerusalem (1993)
Scott Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Matthew Sullivan: Amazing Gracefully
Carl MaultsBy: Journey (2004)
Charlie Parker: Yardbird Suite
Paquito D’Rivera: Wapango

This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, JPMorgan Chase /Meet the Composer Regrant Program for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York , and the Music Performance Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, and the Hon. Helen M. Marshall, Borough President of Queens.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Friday, June 24, 2005 at 7:30 PM

NYU SUMMER INSTITUTE for WOODWIND QUINTETS and Quintet of the Americas

Loewe Auditorium, 35 West 4th Street, New York University

Program:

Overture to “Candide” Leonard Bernstein (arr. C. Townsend)

Summer Music (1956) Samuel Barber (1910-1981)

Wind Quintet (2004) Robert Paterson

I. Andante

II. Suburban waltz fantasy

III. Melting clocks

IV. Klezmeshugeh

Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with Funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

Anti-Silence (2004) C. Bryan Rulon

Commissioned by Quintet of the Americas with a grant from the Mary Flagler Cary Trust

Yard Bird Suite Charlie Parker (arr. Ed Cionek)

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council. With additional support from the Queens Delegation to the New York State Assembly provided by NYS Assembly Member Hon. Ivan C. Lafayette, Speaker Pro-Tem. The programs of the LACCQ are supported by public funds from the Queens Borough President Office, the New York State Senator Hon. Serphin Maltese; the Queens Delegation to the NYS Assembly and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force, by NYC Council Member Hon. Helen Sears, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and by Queens Commissioner of Parks. Corporate, foundation and community supporters include Verizon, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, and the Citizens Committee for New York City. We appreciate their continuous support and generosity. Special thanks to Angela Mohan of the Jamaica Market, Mary Reda of the Greater Jamaica Development Program and Tyra Emerson from the Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 1:15 P.M.

Latin American Cultural Center Of Queens
and
Quintet of the Americas

A FREE CONCERT of Classical, folk and jazz music of the Americas

with Award Winning Composer Robert Patterson

 The Harvest Room at the Jamaica Market
90-40 160th Street, Jamaica

Program:

South American Dances

Summer Music by Samuel Barber
a beautiful piece for woodwind quintet by one of America’s most eminent composers

Jazz and ragtime

and featuring
Wind Quintet by Robert Paterson (2004)
Hear the melting clock, TV theme songs from 1960's and Kletzmer dance music

For information please call 718-261-7664

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council. With additional support from the Queens Delegation to the New York State Assembly provided by NYS Assembly Member Hon. Ivan C. Lafayette, Speaker Pro-Tem. The programs of the LACCQ are supported by public funds from the Queens Borough President Office, the New York State Senator Hon. Serphin Maltese; the Queens Delegation to the NYS Assembly and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force, by NYC Council Member Hon. Helen Sears, through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and by Queens Commissioner of Parks. Corporate, foundation and community supporters include Verizon, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Latino Lawyers Association of Queens County, and the Citizens Committee for New York City. We appreciate their continuous support and generosity. Special thanks to Angela Mohan of the Jamaica Market, Mary Reda of the Greater Jamaica Development Program and Tyra Emerson from the Cultural Collaborative of Jamaica.
Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

Quintet of the Americas
Merkin Concert Hall

 Merkin Concert Hall, Goodman House, 129 West 67th Street, New York City

Buy a ticket online from .

Program:

Jon Deak’s Bremen Town Musicians (1985)

Robert Paterson’s Wind Quintet (2004)

Laura Kaminsky’s Cadenza Variations for Woodwind Quintet (2004)

Elliott Schwartz’ RowsGarden (1993)

and

Carl MaultsBy’s Journey for woodwind quintet and African and Latin percussion (2004)

Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 8 pm, 2005

Quintet of the Americas
"Winding It"
American Works for Woodwind Quintet

Reisinger Hall at Sarah Lawrence College, 1 Mead Way, Bronxville, New York

Free to the Sarah Lawrence College community. Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $8 for senior citizens (55+) and students from other institutions with a current ID. More information online from http://www.slc.edu/index.php?pageID=1489.

Program:

Jon Deak’s Bremen Town Musicians (1985)

Robert Paterson’s Wind Quintet (2004)

Laura Kaminsky’s Cadenza Variations for Woodwind Quintet (2004)

Elliott Schwartz’ RowsGarden (1993)

Underwritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

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Thursday, April 14th, 2005 7:30 pm , 2005

THE LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OF QUEENS, INC. presents
Quintet of the Americas with guest composers
Carl MaultsBy and Robert Patterson.

THE SALVATION ARMY CENTER , 86-07 35th Avenue , Jackson Heights

Program:

A Colombian Dance

Te sorprende? by Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1916-1995) (pasillo)

Bremen Town Musicians (1985) by Jon Deak

a folk tale about some animals who decide to become musicians when they are no longer wanted by their masters

The Journey by Carl MaultsBy (2004)

 for Quintet and Latin and African percussion

Wind Quintet by Robert Paterson (2004)

Hear the melting clock and reminders of old TV show theme songs

Two More Favorites from Colombia

Mis flores negras by Julio Flórez (1867-1923) arr. Edmund Cionek

Bunde Tolimense by Alberto Castilla (1878-1937)

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a  public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the  JP Morgan Chase / Meet the Composer Fund for Small Ensembles. and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens , and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.


Quintet of the Americas is in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University .
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Saturday, September 11, 2004

Quintet of the Americas invited to play during the reading of the names at the 911 Memorial Service at Ground Zero.

 

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Friday, June 25, 2004 at 8:00 pm

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
In Concert at New York University
Concert is Culmination of the First Annual NYU Woodwind Institute

Free admission

Quintet of the Americas In Concert at New York University on June 25 – Concert is Culmination of the First Annual NYU Woodwind Institute New York, NY – The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts, presents the Quintet of the Americas in concert on Friday, June 25, 2004, 8 p.m., at the Frederick Loewe Theater of New York University, 35 West 4th Street in Manhattan.

Guest artists for this concert will Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic Brazilian percussionist (http://www.thiago-amazon.com), and Patti Wyss, narrator, in a diverse program presented as the culmination of the first annual Woodwind Institute offered by New York University. You can find more about the Woodwind Institute at http://www.nyu.edu/education/music/.

The concert program will include Summer Music by Samuel Barber, Villa-Lobos’ Quintette en forma de Choros, Colombian Folk Tunes by Jorge Olaya Munoz, Chorinos by Ernesto Nazareth, and Twilight Crane (Yuzuru) by Jack Gottlieb.xxxxThis concert is free and open to the public and is sponsored by The Steinhardt School of Education, Department of Music and Performing Arts of New York University. For more information about the June 25 concert, contact the NYU Department of Music at 212-998-5424.

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding from the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. Special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

Funding from Meet the Composer, Inc. is provided with the support of the NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Greenwall Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Saturday, June 26 , 2004, at 2:00 pm

Flushing Library in Queens

 

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Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 7:00 pm

THE LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER OF QUEENS, INC.
and
QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
Present
“Chôro and Beyond”
A concert of music from Brazilian Chôros to Colombian pasillos

THE SALVATION ARMY
86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights - Admission Free

With Special Guest Artists Gaudencio Marcelo Zarvos, piano

Brazilian pianist and composer Marcelo Zarvos will join the Quintet in a performance of his new work Changes for Quintet and piano. Zarvos says about his new work," the material draws heavily from Brazilian folk music, particularly the chôro and maracatu styles, as well as minimalism and jazz."

SPECIAL MEET THE COMPOSER
Intermission demonstration & workshop

Other works on the program include the 20th century masterpiece for wind quintet, “Quinteto em forma de chôros” by Heitor Villa-Lobos and music by Ernesto Nazareth, Pixingquinha, and Olaya Muñoz.

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding from the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. Special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

Funding from Meet the Composer, Inc. is provided with the support of the NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Greenwall Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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THURSDAY April 15, 2004 7:00 P.M.

The Langston Hughes Community Library
and Cultural Center in cooperation with the
Latin American Cultural Center of Queens
Cordially invite you to a concert of
”Musical Quotes”

Can you imagine computer music? music for toy birds?
music inspired by Spanish poetry?

LANGSTON HUGHES PUBLIC LIBRARY
100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens

FREE Admission - for more information please call (718) 651-1100

Come Meet the Composers -

Charles Griffin, C. Bryan Rulon and Elliott Schwartz
and let them show you their inspirations!

Program:
C.Bryan Rulon:Anti-Silence (preview)
Elliott Schwartz: Bird Bath (2004) (pre-view)
Charles Griffin: Jiminez Suite (1993)
William Mayer: Yankee Doodle Fanfare
Jorge Olaya Munoz: Te sorprende?
James Cohn: Arkansas Reel

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funding from the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. Special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

Funding from Meet the Composer, Inc. is provided with the support of the NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Greenwall Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2004 at 8:00 pm

Premieres of new works

Merkin Concert Hall, New York City

Buy a ticket online from .

Premieres of new works by
C. Bryan Rulon,
Neil Rolnick,
Elliott Schwartz and
Quintette em forma de choros
by Heitor Villa-Lobos

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February 7, 2004 at 8 pm

The Westport Arts Center presents

Quintet of the Americas in concert

Seabury Center, 45 Church Lane, Westport, CT

Program
Overture to Candide Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) arr. C. Townsend
Summer Music (1956) Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
“Dancing in Colombia”
El Picaflor (porro) José Barros (b.1915) arr. F. Zumaque G.
Lejano azul (Intermezzo No. 2) Luis Antonio Calvo (1884-1945) arr. Luis Becerra
Te sorprende? (pasillo) Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1916-1995)
Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (1922) Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
Quinteto em forma de chôros (1928 rev. 1953) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Brejeiro - Tango Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)arr. Steven Quint
Yardbird Suite Charlie Parker (1920-1955) arr. Edmund Cionek
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September 13+14, 2003

Concerts in Ohio - two concerts :

Delaware’s Asbury Arts Series

on September 13

and Chamber Music Yellow Springs

on September 14

Featuring Meet the Composer events with Judith Sainte Croix Asbury Arts Series - Delaware - Saturday, September 13, 2003
Pre-concert Meet the Composer, Concert at 7:30 PMAsbury United Methodist Church
55 Lincoln Avenue, corner of N. Franklin St. and W. Lincoln Ave. in Delaware, Ohio.
The September 13 concert is free and open to the public, but an offering in support of the series will be taken.
For more information, please contact Asbury United Methodist at 740-363-3611.
Chamber Music Yellow Springs - Sunday, September 14, 2003
Family workshop Saturday afternoon. Pre-concert Meet the Composer, Concert at 7:30pmFirst Prebyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue (Rt. 68), Yellow Springs, OhioTickets are $12 and $5 for students. Although tickets may be purchased at the door, reservations are advised.
Call Chamber Music Yellow Springs at 937- 374-8800 for tickets and information.
Visit them on the web at http://www.yellowsprings.com/cmys/.

 

Program
Vision III (2002) Judith Sainte Croix
Prologue: Original Nature
I. Ancient Hustle Bustle
II. El Dorado
III. The Secrets Drop into Hiding
IV. Dream Song
V. Soaring Above the Festival

 

Toccata from Suite for Wind Quintet (1983) Maciej Maiecki (b. 1940)
Summer Music (1956) Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
“Dancing in Colombia”
El Picaflor (porro) José Barros (b.1915) arr. F. Zumaque G.
Te sorprende? (pasillo) Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1916-1995)
Quinteto em forma de chôros (1928 rev. 1953) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Yardbird Suite (1946) Charlie Parker (1920-1955) arr. Edmund Cionek

Vision III is dedicated to the survival of the Native People of the Americas. This piece begins in a time before time was known and ends somewhere in the future which one day will be the present.
Funds for this commission have been provided by Chamber Music America’s Commissioning Program, supported by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund. Quintet of the Americas is the recipient of the 2002 NEA/CMA Special Commissioning Award, made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor with matching funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding from Meet the Composer, Inc. is provided with the support of NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Greenwall Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Vision III combines the classical Western instruments with the instruments of indigenous people from North and South America. Approximately 30 minutes in length, the work is scored for five players playing the instruments of the quintet - flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, and instruments from the Quintet’s collection of guiros from Peru and Mexico, conch shells and animal horns, Amazonian rainsticks, Colombian bamboo finger shakers, cana and gaita flutes,, drums, pottery pitos (whistles and ocarinas) and deer hoof rattles.
Scenes from Vision II


Saturday, June 28, 2003 2:00 P.M.

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
Celebrates AMERICA’S Birthday

featuring folk, jazz, ragtime, marches, Broadway, spirituals

THE FLUSHING LIBRARY

41-17 Main Street - Admission Free

Program

Yankee Doodle Fanfare......William Mayer

Summer Music............Samuel Barber

Arkansas Reel.................James Cohn

"Simple Gifts" from Appalachian Spring...Aaron Copland

Carolina Shout.....................James P. Johnson

Apartment House "1776"...............John Cage

"The Soul" from Ritmo Indio....Dr. Louis W. Ballard

Maple Leaf Rag................................ Scott Joplin

Graceful Maze...........................Matt Sullivan

Jesus is a Rock in A Weary Land....William Grant Still

Still Rocking in Jerusalem............... Carl MaultsBy

Yardbird Suite ...............Charlie Parker

"Summertime" from Porgy and Bess...... George Gershwin

"America" from West Side Story.......Leonard Bernstein

Stars and Stripes Forever..................John Philip Sousa

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles. and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit the Quintet’s website at www.quintet.org

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles. and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

 


Tuesday, June 24, 2003 7:00 P.M.

THE LATIN AMERICAN CULTURAL
CENTER OF QUEENS, INC.
presents

QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS
and Guest Composers Edmund Cionek and James Cohn


In a FREE concert to Celebrate SUMMER

at

THE SALVATION ARMY CENTER

86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights

Program

Three Colombian Dances

Te sorprende? by Jorge Olaya Muñoz (pasillo)

Bunde Tolimense by Alberto Castilla

A la costa by Jorge Olaya Muñoz (porro)

Quintet for Winds (1985) by Robert Muczynski (b. 1929)

Two Latin Favorites

La comparsa (Cuba) Ernesto Lecuona

arr Jose Raul Bernardo

La cumparsita (1917, Uruguay) H. Matos Rodriguez (1897-1948) arr. M. Coid

 

Dances from the USA

Arkansas Reel (1994) James Cohn (b.1928)

The Carolina Shout James P. Johnson (1894-1955) arr. J. Cohn

Rag Time Dance................................ Scott Joplin

Folk Suite No. 4 William Grant Still (1895-1978)

El Monigote (Venezuela)

Anda Buscando de Rosa en Rosa (Mexico)

Tayêras (Brazil)

Two Favorites from Colombia and the U.S.A.

Mis flores negras by Julio Flórez arr. Edmund Cionek 3:32

Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker (1920-1955) arr. Edmund Cionek

Quintet of the Americas is in residence in Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit the Quintet’s website at www.quintet.org

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles. and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

 


Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 4pm

Chôro and Beyond

A Program of Brazilian Music
New Work by Marcelo Zarvos Featured

Tickets for the March 23 concert are $10, with discounts for students/seniors.
For reservations or ticket information call St. Peter’s Church at (212) 929-2390.

Quintet of the Americas will present “Chôro and Beyond” a special program of Brazilian music on Sunday, March 23, 4 PM at St. Peter’s Church, 346 W. 20th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan’s historic Chelsea district. This concert is part of the "Music in Chelsea" series, with all profits going to benefit the restoration fund of St. Peter's Church.
This all-Brazilian program will feature the Premiere of "Changes", a new work for woodwind quintet and piano by Brazilian composer Marcelo Zarvos, commissioned by the Quintet with a grant from the New York State
Council in the Arts, with the composer as guest pianist. Zarvos says about his new work," the material draws heavily from Brazilian folk music, particularly the choro and maracatu styles, as well as minimalism and jazz."
Other works on the program include the 20th century masterpiece for wind quintet, “Quinteto em forma de chôro” by Heitor Villa-Lobos and music by Ernesto Nazareth and Pixinguinha. The brilliant Brazilian percussionist Thiago de Mello will also appear as a guest artist.

Brazilian pianist and composer Marcelo Zarvos began his career at age thirteen playing at nightclubs in his native city of São Paulo, Brazil. He is well-known for his film scores, including the recent "Kissing Jessica Stein" and his ballet and theater compositions. His area concert appearances include the Knitting Factory, Americas Society, Guggenheim Museum, New Jersey Center for Performing Arts, Merkin Hall and New York Texaco Jazz Festival. International performances include conducting appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Chamber Orchestra in Japan, live broadcasts on the CBC, NHK and NPR, as well as collaboration as
arranger and performer with the Paul Winter Consort.


Tuesday, February 4th, 2003 at 8:00 pm

Monmouth County Arts Foundation
Chamber Music Series

Performing Arts Center, Brookdale Community College.

Tickets available at the door - $20/$5 students
Contact the quintet at quintet@rcn.com for more information

Program

El Picaflor (The Hummingbird) José Barros (b. 1915) arr. F. Zumaque G.
(Porro from the CD “Dancing in Colombia”)
Quinteto em forma de chôros (1928 rev. 1953) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Summer Music (1956) Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Te sorprende? (pasillo) Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1916-1995)
Apanhei-te cavaquinho (Brazil) Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)arr. Steven Quint

-Intermission-

Wind Quintet, Op. 43 (1922) Carl Nielsen (1865-1931)
I. Allegro ben moderato
II. Menuet
III. Praeludium. Adagio - Tema con variazioni

Overture to Candide Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) arr. C. Townsend

Directions from NYC:
Take NJ trpk south to Exit #11 - Garden State Pkwy. Go south on Garden State to exit #109 Lincroft - Red Bank. After exit toll, go right on Newman Springs Rd (Route #250)
Go to 4th stop light but watch for big sign for Brookdale Community College on left and turn in. You are on Campus Rd. Take 1st drive to right. Go past the new bldg on left to Lot #2. Go towards Museum and turn left in circular drive which goes in front of PAC (Performing Arts Center). Unload at front door and then park in lot.


Concerts for 2002 (back to top)

Friday, March 8, 2002 at 4 pm/7:30 pm

Meet Judith Sainte Croix, composer and hear her new piece, Vision III.

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Queens

Workshop for after school program at 4 pm

Concert at 7:30 pm

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 7:30 pm

The 25th anniversary concert and launching of the new CD - Dancing in Colombia

The Americas Society,
680 Park Avenue, New York NY at 68th Street.

Call 1-212-249-8950 for ticket reservations

Program

  • Colombian Dances including Mis Flores Negras by Julio Flórez, Bunde Tolimense by Alberto Castilla, and featuring pasillos by Jorge Olaya Muñoz
  • Quintette en forme de choros by Heitor Villa-Lobos
  • Suite for Wind Quintet by Ruth Crawford-Seeger
  • Yardbird Suite by Charlie Parker (arr. Edmund Cionek)
  • and featuring the premiere of Vision III by Judith Sainte Croix

Read the press realease in Microsoft Word file or as a PDF file.

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Sunday, January 20, 2002

 

The Chamber Music America convention

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
308 W. 46th Street, NYC on Sunday, Jan 20 at 4pm

FREE
For information visit the CMA website.

The Quintet of the Americas will be performing Judith Sainte Croix new piece Vision III.

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Sunday Dec. 9th, 2001 at 2 PM

El Ritmo Latino del Mundo
The Latin Way of the World

A gala concert of Latin American Music as part of a three-month festival of visual and performing arts from Latin America and Spain sponsored by the Historic Flushing Town Hall and The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens.

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY 11354

$22 Regular, $15 FCCA Members
For information telephone: (718) 463-7700

Americas Vocal Ensemble, Nelly Vuksic, Director

The Bridge Trio: Mirian Conti, piano

  • Circulos - Joaquin Turina
  • El Choclo - Villoldo
  • A Media Luz - Donato
  • A Fuego Lento - Salgan

James Grassek, violin Robert Kogan, cello Mirian Conti, piano

Quintet of the Americas

  • El Pica Flor - Jose Barros (Colombia)
  • La cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Radriguez (Uruguay)
  • Bunde Tolimense - Alberto Castilla (Colombia)
  • Strutting Butterflies - James Cohn (USA)
  • La comparsa - Ernesto Lecuona (Cuba)
  • Wapango - Paquito D'Rivera (Cuba)
  • Pastores a Belen - Puerto Rican carol
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Sunday, November 18th, 2001

 

From the Folk

music inspired by folk traditions, fables and dances

Community Church of Douglaston 4:00pm

For information telephone: (718) 229-4529

with guests Chris Vasquez, narrator and composers James Cohn and Jack Gottlieb

Arkansas Reel (1994) James Cohn (b. 1928)

Folk Suite No. 4 (1962) William Grant Still (1895-1978)

  • El Monigote (Venezuela) Arr. Adam Lesnick
  • Anda Buscando De Rosa En Rosa (Mexico)
  • Tayeras (Brazil)

Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland arr. Quintet of the Americas

The Soul from Ritmo Indio (1969) Dr. Louis W. Ballard (b.1931) Matt Sullivan, Lakota courtship flute (WIIKIZHO)

Still Rockin in Jerusalem (1993) Carl MaultsBy

Quintet for Winds, Op. 36b (1981) James Cohn

Meet the Composer discussion with Mr. Cohn, Mr. Gottlieb and Mr. Vasquez

Twilight Crane (Yuzuru) (2001 version) Jack Gottlieb Chris Vasquez, narrator

Picaflor (Colombia) Jose Barros

Goin Home Traditional - Dvorak Arr. Matt Sullivan

El Diablo Suelto (Venezuela) Horaclio Fernandez

ÒFrom the Folk,Ó a program of wind chamber music inspired by folk traditions, fables and dances from Eastern Europe to South America to Appalachia to Japan. Douglaston composer James Cohn and New York composer Jack Gottlieb will present a symposium immediately following intermission giving the audience a chance to find out what folk traditions have been influential in their music.

The concert will feature Mr. CohnÕs Arkansas Reel which is a creative interweaving of two famous American songs: Arkansas Traveler and Virginia Mountain Boys which was composed in dedication to President Clinton. Mr. Cohn will provide tantalizing clues as to how to find Scottish and Jewish influences in his Quintet.

Mr. GottliebÕs work Twilight Crane is a musical version of a famous Japanese fable which includes a woodcutter who saves a crane, magical weaving, and the perils of greed. Christopher Vasquez will narrate this engaging tale.

Other works on the program will include works by Aaron Copland and Anton Dvorak who drew upon American folk music in Appalachian Spring and the New World Symphony. William Grant StillÕs Folk Suite will include music from Venezuela, Mexico and Brazil. Also on the program will be folk dances from Colombia, a work by native American composer Dr. Louis W. Ballard played on a Sioux wooden courtship flute, and a gospel song set to a salsa beat by New York composer Carl MaultsBy.

This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional funding from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Meet the Composer / JP Morgan Chase Fund for Small Ensembles.

Funding from Meet the Composer, Inc. is provided with the support of NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thomson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, and National Endowment for the Arts.

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2001 at 8 PM


The QUINTET OF THE AMERICAS Presents

KAREL HUSA
80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION CONCERT

Merkin Concert Hall
Abraham Goodman House, 129 W. 67th St., New York, NY

Tickets at Merkin Concert Hall Box Office
For information telephone: (212) 501-3330
$20/$10seniors/students;TDF

  • Five Poems for woodwind quintet
  • Deux Preludes for woodwind trio Recollections for quintet and piano with guest pianist DAVID OEI

  • Serenade for solo quintet, strings, xylophone and harp

    conducted by Karel Husa with members of Perspective Ensemble

Special Meet the Composer Question and Answer Session.

Click here for more information on Karel Husa.

This concert made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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FRIDAY, June 29, 2001 7:00 P.M.


The Queens Botanical Garden
in co-operation with The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

FREE CONCERT “Birds in the Garden”

43-50 Main Street Flushing, Queens

For information telephone: (718) 886-3800 ext. 230
Bring a chair - Bring a blanket- Bring a friend!

Come hear a musical picture of hummingbirds, goldfinches, doves and nightingales, and the Japanese legend of the Twilight Crane. Featuring the Colombian composer Jose Barros, Brazilian Villa-Lobos, New Yorkers Jack Gottlieb, Charlie Parker, and Douglaston resident James Cohn.

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and DCA Cultural Challenge, the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Music Performance Trust Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special thanks to NYS Senators the Hon. Frank Padavan and the Hon. Serphin R. Maltese, the Hon. Claire Shulman, Borough President of Queens, Councilman Archie Spigner and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council. In addition the Queens Botanical Garden receives support from the Voelker-Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and DCA Cultural Challenge.

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Friday, July 20, 2001 at 8:15pm

Bar Harbor Music Festival
Birds

Bar Harbor Congregational Church,
29 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine.

For information telephone (212) 222-1026 / (207) 288-5744 fax (207) 288-3678

José Barros - El Picaflor (The Hummingbird)

Karel Husa - Five Poems (1984)

Jack Gottlieb - Twilight Crane (Yuzuru) (1962) (A Japanese legend of greed)

James Cohn - The Goldfinch Variations (1984)
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet

Peteris Vasks - Music for Fleeting Birds (1977)

Elliott Schwartz - Bird Bath (for quintet and boom boxes) PREMIER

Amy Rubin - from "Trifocals: Snapshots of a Tropical Island" (1996)

Before the Rain - Birds before a Storm

Trois Oiseaux

Charlie Parker ("Bird") - Yard Bird Suite arr. Edmund Cionek

Heitor Villa-Lobos - From la Guia Pratica (1935)

Os pombinhos (The Little Doves)

A Pombinha voou (The Little Dove Flew Away)

 
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Monday, May 28, 2001 at 2:00P.M.

Memorial Day Concert - "The Patriots"

Veteran’s Hospital, 179th St. and Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens.

Admission FREE (718) 298-8578

John Philip Sousa — Marches including Stars and Stripes Forever William Mayer - Yankee Doodle Fanfare

Aaron Copland - Appalachian Spring

Morton Gould (Queens composer) - Pavanne

James Cohn - Arkansas Reel, Shenandoah

More music by other famous Americans including Leonard Bernstein, Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Paquito D’Rivera and famous American songs like Meet Me in Saint Louis, Charleston, Chattanooga Choo Choo, New York, New York, Singin’ In the Rain, Over the Rainbow, You Stepped Out of A Dream, You’re A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway

The events in New York are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Free concerts in Queens are also funded with support from New York State Senator Frank Padavan with funding through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and with support from the Honorable Claire Shulman, Borough President of Queens and the members of the Queens Delegation to the City Council including Councilman Archie Spigner with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Matching funds provided by the Music Performance Trust Fund of the Recording Industry with co-operation of Local 802, A.F. of M. Funds also provided by The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

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Thursday, May 17th, 2001

a "Gala Evening"

A Benefit Concert to Support the Quintet's Colombian CD Project.

Preview bundes, pasillos, porros, paseos, bambucos, and waltzes Jorge Olaya Muñoz and others, from the new CD

Guest artist Argentine pianist, Mirian Conti

Gala reception

Contact the quintet at quintet@rcn.com for ticket information

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Friday, May 11 at 7:00P.M., 2001

William Grant Still
Birthday Concert

Langston Hughes Public Library, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens

Admission — FREE For information (718) 651-1100

A concert celebrating Still’s genius and inspiration in using music from the African, Jazz, Latino, and Western Classical Traditions.

William Grant Still - Panama Dances, Folk Suite No. 4, Miniatures, and featuring Rising Tide - the theme song from the 1939 World’s Fair

Ragtime music by James P. Johnson, Scott Joplin, Edward "Kid" Ory

Jazz music by Louis Armstrong and Paquito D’Rivera

Music by Queens composer James Cohn

Music by Louis Moreau Gottschalk - American 19th century multi-culturalist

Music by Cuban composers Lecuona, Cervantes and Samuell

Obangiji by African composer Fela Sowande

Still Rock’n in Jerusalem - a spiritual with a salsa beat by Carl MaultsBy:

African influenced music from the Colombian coast by Jorge Olaya Muñoz

Yard Bird after Charlie Parker (Premiere) by Ed Cionek

William Grant Still (b. May 11, 1895-1978) was known as "The Dean of Afro-American composers". He was born in Woodville, Mississippi and grew up in Arkansas. Early in his musical career he played and arranged for W.C. Handy and attended the Oberlin Conservatory. Following World War I he studied composition with Edgar Varese and then attended the New England Conservatory where he was a student of George Chadwick. He held a Guggenheim Fellowship and was awarded honorary doctorates from Howard University, Oberlin College, and Bates College. W. G. Still broke many barriers during his career, including being the first African-American composer to write orchestral works and have them performed by major symphony orchestras, as well as being the first conductor of color to lead a major American symphony. His musical style incorporates a variety of African-American styles, from spirituals to blues and jazz, in addition to European, Latin American, and other folk music genres.

 

 
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Sunday, April 29 at 3:00P.M, 2001

From Poland and Beyond

Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E. 65th Street, New York, NY

Tickets $25/ members $20 telephone 212-734-2130

James Cohn - Quintet No. 1

Maciej Malecki - Suite for Wind Quintet

Carol Rathaus - Gallant Serenade

Felix Borowski - Madrigal to the Moon

Carol Rathaus - Sonata for Clarinet

Carl Nielsen - Quintet

Witold Lutoslawski (1913) - Trio, 1945 (flute, clarinet and bassoon)

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Concerts for 2000
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Saturday, may 6 at 4 pm, 2000

Northern Lights

Sato Moughalian, flute - Matt Sullivan, oboe

Edward Gilmore, clarinet - Laura Koepke, bassoon

Barbara Oldham, horn

Music with connections to the North and Baltic Seas

Meet Composers Peteris Vasks* and Fred Lerdahl

Carl Nielsen - Quintet

Fred Lerdahl - Episodes and Refrains

Andrejs Jansons - Suite of Old Lettish Dances

Peteris Vasks - Music for a Deceased Friend

Luis Pasquet - Tres Tangos Rojos Pablo Zinger, piano/Greg August, bass

*Vasks' CD named in Top Ten for 1999 by amazon.com

Donation: $15/ $12 students/ seniors - call (718)230-5189

e-mail: quintet@interport.net - Website; www.quintet.org

This program is made possible in part with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Additional funds are provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

Live Preview on WNYC/93.9FM May 4 at 2:00 p.m.

photo by Jyrki Manninen - design by Andy Beverly

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