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Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 2:30 PM - Celebrate Father's Day!
Queens Botanical Garden

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Bird

BIRDS IN THE GARDEN

Presented in collaboration with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

With projected images of birds!

Special Guest Artist, Thiago de Mello, organic percussion

The program will feature with recorded bird songs and audience interaction

Judah Adashi's Song of the Birds from Songs and Dances of Macondo
Songs by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello
James Cohn's Goldfinch Variations
Heitor Villa-Lobos' Song of the Dove
Jose Barros' El Picaflor (The Hummingbird)
Amy Rubin's Trois Oiseaux (Three Birds) from Trifocals

Come early for special family events including a bird and nature walk at 11AM, Storyteller at 1PM and making a bird feeder at 2PM!

Free Concert included with Garden admission. ADA accessible.

43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 5:00PM
Random Access Music's Queens New Music Festival

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Cosmos - Nature and Spirit

Nature, outer-space, the sky, the human spirit and human interaction

Cosmos


Queens composer Dylan Glatthorn's *The Stuff of Comets performed with projections of photos taken from the Hubble telescope

Adam Schoenberg's *Winter Music

The program will include Yao Chen's Sfumato

Queens composer Xinyan Li's Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony

*Espacial by Daniel Binelli for woodwind quintet, bandoneon and piano - world premiere
with projections of art by Queens artist Karen Fitzgerald

Neil Rolnick's *Ambos mundos, a combination of minimalism and Latin rhythms for woodwind quintet and computer

Carl MaultsBy's *Kum-Ba-Ya Marcus based on the life of Marcus Garvey

Sean Friar's Short Winds

Matt Sullivan's MultipleOness for electronically processed oboe and quintet improvisations while cameras are focused on Ken Cro-Ken's real time painting

* Works written for Quintet of the Americas

Little Secret Theatre (Studio 104, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens).
Nearest Transit:
23 St - Ely Av (E, M)
45 Rd - Court House Sq (7, 7X)
Long Island City - Court Sq (G)
for tickets: (718) 433-2733 or contact http://ram-nyc.org/

Read more on http://tunes.broadwayworld.com

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 2:00PM
Flushing Library

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"The Heavens - the Cosmos"

A program of music that will be accompanied by photos from galaxies and stars taken by the Hubble space telescope
Featuring the world premiere of Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg commissioned by Quintet of the Americas

The program will include Yao Chen's Sfumato

Xinyan Li's Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony

Dylan Glatthorn's The Stuff of Comets commissioned by Quintet of the Americas

An arrangement of "Jupiter" from The Planets by Gustav Holst

And music from Colombia, Mexico and Argentina!

With Guest Queens composers Xinyan Li and Dylan Glatthorn

41-17 Main St, Flushing, Queens, NY

Admission is FREE.

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

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Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at 4:00PM
http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6944-music-of-now-marathon

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Music of Now Marathon in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia

An exhilarating 8-hour marathon of 30 composers curated by Artistic Director Laura Kaminsky, and hosted by celebrated WQXR host Terrance McKnight.

From 4PM to midnight! Quintet on after 8PM

Composer interviews with Terrance McKnight

Neil Rolnick's "Ambos mundos" for quintet and computer
Xinyan Li's "Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony"
"Gnomics", a trio by Richard Wilson, played by members of the Quintet
Yao Chen's "Sfumato"
premiere of Dylan Glatthorn's "The Stuff of Comets"
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The Quintet's oboist Matt Sullivan and artist Ken Cro-Ken in Intricate Simplicity

http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6944-the-music-of-now-marathon?source=homepage

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NY, NY

All tickets $15 call 212-864-5400

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00PM
Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center,

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"Freedom - Expanding Horizons"- a program of music and readings

Featuring guest composer Carl MaultsBy and Stanley Wayne Mathis, narrator

Program

"Afro" from Afro-Cuban Concerto by Valerie Coleman

"Maya Angelou" from Freeing the Caged Bird by Barbara Harbach

Kum-Ba-Ya Marcus by Carl MaultsBy - world premiere commissioned by Quintet of the Americas

Libertango by Astor Piazzolla

Songs and Dances of Macondo by Judah Adashi

Hambani Kakuhle Kwela by Becky Steltzner

With readings from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the poems Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens, NY
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Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00PM
Pleasantville Chamber Music Society

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Admission is free

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

Program
Divertimento in Bb by Joseph Haydn including the famous St. Anthony Chorale
Partita by Irving Fine
Danza de Mediodía by Arturo Márquez
Strutting Butterflies by James Cohn
"Blues" from Gunther Schuller's Suite
Apanhei-te cavaquinho by Ernesto Nazareth
Amazing Grace - oboe solo by Matt Sullivan
"The Soul" from Ritmo Indio by Dr. Louis W. Ballard
"Water Run" from Kukulkan III by David Dzubay
Libertango by Ástor Piazzolla

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Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15 from 11-12AM, Nov. 17 at 7:30PM
THE HISTORY OF TANGO

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Tango

Workshops on Tuesday mornings
Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15 from 11-12AM

Concert

Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30PM

all events with Daniel Bineli, bandoneonand Polly Ferman, piano

at the Salvation Army Temple
86-07 35th Ave, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY
FREE ADMISSION and ADA accessible

Daniel Binelli www.danielbinelli.com

Polly Ferman  www.pollyferman.net


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OCTOBER 9, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

CELEBRATE NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH !

LATIN AMERICA: Contributions to Science and its Culture.

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FAMILY DAY at the New York Hall of Science

47-01 111th Street Corona in Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, NY (#7 train to 111 Street Station)

Admission is free for all before 11 AM
After 11:00 am is $8.00 dollars for children, students and Sr. Citizens. Adults $11.00 dollars
Public Parking at NYSCI $ 10 dollars or street parking.

This special event includes an iconographic display of the Colombian Botanical Expedition, videos, interactive games, face painting, dance, music from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Dominican Republic and much more.

This collaboration between NYSCI, NY Hall of Science, and the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

will feature a performance by Quintet of the Americas at 1PM

The program will include Songs and Dances of Macondo by Judah E. Adashi, based on the novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Márquez. The Quintet will also perform dance music from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Dominican Republic, including Danza de mediodía by Mexico's Arturo Márquez.

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June  21, 22 and 24, 2011
Three Summer Solstice Concerts in Queens

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FREE CONCERT

Presented in Cooperation with Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

New York, NY – The Quintet of the Americas will perform three Summer Solstice concerts in Queens on Tuesday, June 21 at 11 AM at the Salvation Army Temple, 86-07 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights, on Wednesday, June 22 at 12:15 PM at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, in Bayside, and Friday, June 24 at 1:00 PM at Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street in Jamaica These events are presented in cooperation with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Nayibe Berger, Director.

The programs will feature music from the Quintet’s Sounds of Brazil CD and will also include two premieres, Little Polka by Douglaston-resident composer James Cohn and Water Run from Kukulkan III by David Dzubay. Also on the program - Shout Chorusby Kenji Bunch, Sfumato by Yao Chen, and Azaleaby Duke Ellington.

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Sunday, June  26, 2011 at 2:30 PM
Queens Botanical Garden

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FREE CONCERT

43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

Presented in collaboration with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

Gaudencio Thiago de Mello

Special Guest Artist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic percussion

The program will feature music from the Quintet’s Sounds of Brazil CD. Special guest will be organic percussionist and composer Thiago de Mello, who will join the quintet in a number of works that reflect his fusion of Brazilian rhythms and jazz influence.

The concert will also include two premieres, Little Polka by Douglaston-resident composer James Cohn and Water Run from Kukulkan III by David Dzubay. Also on the program - Shout Chorusby Kenji Bunch, Sfumato by Yao Chen, and Azaleaby Duke Ellington.

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

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Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Princeton Public Library

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Admission FREE

See the Princeton Library magazine article

pre-concert talk with Judah Adashi 

Judah Adashi: Songs and Dances of Macondo based on Gabriel Garcia Marques' One Hundred Years of Solitude
"Freeing the Caged Bird" (2006) by Barbara Harbach
Jiminez Suite by Charles B. Griffin

Community Room, 1st floor, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ 08542   Phone: 609.924.9529

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Saturday, May 14th, 2011 
symphonyspace

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Wall to Wall Sonidos

in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre

Admission Free  

Symphony Space's annual gift to New York, explores the breadth and depth of Latino cultures and features a stellar roster of artists and a number of commissioned works debuting  their world premiere performances. 

At 1:15pm
Quintet of the Americas with Daniel Binelli, bandoneon and Polly Ferman, piano
Premieres of works by Daniel Binelli: New York Tango and Corales de Hawai
El Choclo, Sebastián Piana: Caserón de Tejas, Astor Piazzolla: Libertango, Carlos Gardel: Volver and Virgilio Exposito: Naranjo en flor with singer Chris Vasquez

At 3:30PM
Arturo Márquez: Danza de mediodía (1996) 
Carlos Chávez: Upingos for oboe solo
Mario Lavista: Suite de Gargantúa (2010) with the Colorado Quartet

Binelli and Ferman Chris Vasquez

Binelli and Ferman

Chris Vasquez

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Wednesday, May 11th at 7:30PM
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at symphonyspace

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Presents Thalia Book Club: A Literary Celebration!

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of SolitudeWriters, including Oscar Hijuelos (Pulitzer Prize winner of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love) and Esmeralda Santiago (When I was Puerto Rican) discuss Gabriel García Márquez' masterpiece-the gorgeous, moving, passionate story about the history of a family and a mythical Latin American country-which won the author the Nobel Prize in Literature.
This event will include a performance of Judah Adashi's Songs and Dances of Macondo with music by Quintet of the Americas and a reading by Sonia Manzano.

The fictional town of Macondo is the setting of Gabriel García Márquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude. This suite for woodwind quintet (here imagined as a band of street musicians) was conceived as a songbook, inspired by musical elements and episodes in the novel.

A part of  Sonidos  Tickets $25; Member $21; 30 & Under $15

http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6413-thalia-book-club-a-literary-celebration-gabriel-garcia-marquezs-one-hundred-years-of-solitude 
Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025. 212-864-5400

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www.symphonyspace.org

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Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2 PM
Flushing Library

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41-17 Main St, Flushing, Queens, NY

In Celebration of the Mayor's Immigrant Heritage Week

Join us in celebrating Immigrant Heritage with a concert of wind quintet music by composers from China, Cuba, and Colombia
and music by composers from the United States influenced by the rich cultural contribution of American immigrants. 

Guest composer Yao Chen
The program will include the New York premieres
Yao Chen's "Sfumato", Kenji Bunch's "Shout Chorus", and  James Cohn's "Polka Orientale"
AND
Judah Adashi's "Songs and Dances of Macondo"
based on Gabriel Garcia Márquez' novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Jose Raul Bernardo's "Echoes From a Distant Land"
Also dances from Colombia

Admission is FREE.

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

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00PM
Pleasantville Chamber Music Society

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Admission is free

Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

Program
Divertimento in Bb by Joseph Haydn including the famous St. Anthony Chorale
Partita by Irving Fine
Danza de Mediodía by Arturo Márquez
Strutting Butterflies by James Cohn
"Blues" from Gunther Schuller's Suite
Apanhei-te cavaquinho by Ernesto Nazareth
Amazing Grace - oboe solo by Matt Sullivan
"The Soul" from Ritmo Indio by Dr. Louis W. Ballard
"Water Run" from Kukulkan III by David Dzubay
Libertango by Ástor Piazzolla

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Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00PM
Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center,

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100-01 Northern Boulevard, Corona, Queens, NY

"Freedom - Expanding Horizons"- a program of music and readings

FREE ADMISSION

Music including a premiere by Carl MaultsBy based on a text by Kumbaya Marcus, Valerie Coleman's Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet, Barbara Harbach's Freeing the Caged Bird (2006) with readings by Maya Angelou and Paul Dunbar, Charles B. Griffin's Jimenez Suite (1993) with readings of the poems by Jimenez and Judah Adashi's Songs and Dances of Macondo based on Gabriel Garcia Marquez One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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