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THURSDAY, August 7th, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Neil Rolnick's Ambos Mundos

IRDS Convention in NYC

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Join us when we perform Neil Rolnick's Ambos Mundos

As part of the 2014 International Double Reed Society Conference

at Subculture, 45 Bleecker St. in Greenwich Village

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Ambos Mundos was written in 2004 for wind quintet and digital processing.
The Quintet has recorded the piece for Innova Records (CD cover seen above). More about it at
http://www.innova.mu/albums/neil-rolnick/shadow-quartet.

Musicians:
Karla Moe, flute; Matt Sullivan, oboe; Nicholas Galas, clarinet;
Barbara Oldham, horn; Gina Cuffari, bassoon

Visit Neil Rolnick at www.neilrolnick.com.

This concert is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and $15 for students/seniors.
More about the performance at /subculturenewyork.com/ts_event/idrsconference6/

For more about Subculture, visit subculturenewyork.com

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SATURDAY, June 21, 2014 at 5:00PM

LAST CONCERT OF THE SEASON

Special Summer Concert

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Presented in collaboration with
the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

at St. Josaphat's R.C. Church , 34-32 210th Street , Bayside , NY 11361

(corner of 210th Street and 35th Avenue )

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June 15, 2014 Sunday at 2:30PM

Concert at Queens Botanical Garden

Celebrate Father's Day with "Color in the Garden"! - A CONCERT

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Presented in collaboration with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens

Queens Botanical Garden

Concert is FREE with Garden Admission

PROGRAM

Quintet of the Americas will perform a concert of music that uses a rainbow of colors in sound, taking advantage of the wide variety of tonal colors available with the instruments of the woodwind quintet. Some of the pieces will relate the colorful sounds to colors you can see and hear in the garden.

The Quintet will demonstrate various possibilities used to advantage by many composers. The music will include local composer, James Cohn's "Goldfinch Variations," inspired by the birds he can see and hear in his own back yard in Douglaston. Another feature will be the performance of "Three Colors" by Marcus Redden, a young composer from Virginia who wrote this work to perform on his own college senior recital.

The Quintet will premiere "Milky Way Lovers," a new work by Queens composer Xinyan Li that expresses the story of the creation of two stars. Dr. Xinyan Li has been acclaimed as "a formidable composer" and "a rare and very special talent". Her works have been performed throughout U.S. as well as in France, Norway, Germany and China. Her awards and honors include International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011, ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Award, and Libby Larsen Prize from International Alliance of Women in Music. Quintet of the Americas performed her "Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony" at The Music of Now Marathon at Symphony Space,

The Quintet will perform John Steimetz' Quintet, built around the tuning pitch of "A" which takes the listener on a journey from
the Middle Ages to today with references to chant and dances.

Other works on the program will be "Lejano azul" (Distant Blue) by Colombian composer, Luis Calvo, "Mood Indigo" by Duke Ellington.
Oh Boy! by Matt Sullivan, and Edward MacDowell's "To A Wild Rose."

43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355
For directions to the garden go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/

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May 25, 2014 Sunday at 2:30 PM

The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens
and the Sunday to Remember program presents their

Mother’s Day Concert

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PROGRAM

La cumparsita (1916) Matos Rodriguez (1897-1948) (arr. Marshall Coid)
Four Argentine dances arranged by Silvia Coricelli
El Firulete (1958) Milonga by Mariano Mores (b. 1918)
Cuartito Azul (1939) Tango by Mariano Mores
Caserón de Tejas (1941) Vals porteño by Sebastián Piana (1903-1994) 
Lluvia de Estrellas (1948) Tango by Osmar Maderna (1918-1951)

Habanera from Aires Tropicales (1994) by Paquito D'Rivera (b. 1948)
Tema de Maria from Maria de Buenos Aires (1968) by Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Tango for a Cold Wintry Day (1999, 2014) premiere by Lev Zhurbin (b. 1978)

Three Brazilian tangos Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934)
Escorregando (1923) (arr. Steve Quint)
Odeon (1910) (arr. Barbara Oldham)
Brajeiro (1893) (arr. S. Quint)

Oblivion (1982) by Ástor Piazzolla (arr. Jeff Scott)
Libertango (1974) by Ástor Piazzolla (arr. Jeff Scott)

Tres Tangos Rojos by Luis Pasquet (1917-2013)
I. Rojo Vivo
II. Rojo Antiguo
III. Rojo Fuego

El Paraiso
102-11 42nd Avenue, Corona, Queens, NY

The program is open to the community in a welcoming environment for the whole family.
Our programs are free. Space is limited. Please reserve early at 718-261-7664 or email LACCQ@aol.com

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Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 2 PM

The Quintet of the Americas in collaboration with
Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA) presents

"Tone and Color"

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The concert program will include

Three Colors by Marcus Redden
The gorgeous Quintet by John Steinmetz (with references to medieval music)
Goldfinch Variations by James Cohn
Lejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo

The Quintet will perform "Tone and Color" followed by a discussion about color in art and music with visual artists whose work is in RAA's "Black & White All Over" and "Chroma" exhibitions.


Come spend a fabulous afternoon enjoying the exhibitions and concert and joining in the discussion.

Art Exhibitions
"Black & White All Over" Explore this multi-media exhibition of the dynamic expanses of the world of black and white, absence of color.
"Chroma" Explore this exhibit of art which expresses purity of a color or its freedom from white or gray and the intensity of hue.

A FREE concert

Rockaway Artists Alliance, sTudio 7 gallery,
Fort Tilden, Gateway National Recreation Area, Rockaway Point, Queens

Gallery Hours: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concert starts at 2:00 pm followed by discussion with the musicians, artists, and audience

DIRECTIONS: RAA , FORT TILDEN, QUEENS, NY

By Car
From Belt Parkway, Exit 11S, go straight across Marine Parkway Bridge, stay right, follow sign to Breezy Point off bridge. Make left into park at first traffic light.

From Woodhaven Blvd. to Crossbay Blvd. Go over Crossbay Bridge, go west on Beach Channel Drive. Follow sign to Breezy Point (bear right). Make left into park after first traffic light (Just past the entrance to the Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge).

By Public Transportation
From the Flatbush Ave/Brooklyn College subway stop (2 and 5 subway lines) take the
Q35 to Fort Tilden. From Beach 116th Street, take the Q35 or Q22 to Fort Tilden.

For more information call (718) 474-0861 and visit http://www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7 PM
Wind Chamber Music from 1983-2014 by Roberto Sierra

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Anna Tonna

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Jeanne Golan

Jeanne Golan

With guest artists Anna Tonna, mezzo soprano and Jeanne Golan, piano

PROGRAM

György Ligeti Six Bagatelles ( a work by Sierra's composition teacher 1979-1982)
Roberto Sierra Salsa para vientos (prize-winning work at the 1983 Budapest Spring Festival)
Sexteto para piano y vientos (World premiere) (2014)
Doña Rosita la soltera for wind quintet and mezzo (1985) (text by Garcia Lorca)
Estudios for Wind Quintet (New York premiere) (2011-2012)

Americas Society

680 Park Avenue, NY, NY at 68th Street

Admission Fee: FREE for AS Members; $20.00 for non-members.

Nonmember - Special Offer : friends of the Quintet can purchase tickets for $15 online until May 2:
https://online.as-coa.org/as-coa/new-york/culture/mus-2014-quintet-05-07-14-qoa-friends
No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online.

$10 student tickets will be available for purchase at the door with ID.

For more information, call 212-277-8359, ext. 4, or visit
http://www.as-coa.org/events/quintet-americas-music-roberto-sierra

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Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1 PM

Community Mediation Services in Jamaica

"Tone and Color"

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The concert program will include

Three Colors by Marcus Redden
The gorgeous Quintet by John Steinmetz (with references to medieval music)
Goldfinch Variations by James Cohn
Lejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo

Tangos and more!

A FREE concert at 1 PM

Join us for a pre-concert discussion at 12:30.

Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, NY

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1:30PM
A Celebration of Tango

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Tango specialist, conductor and pianist, Pablo Zinger,
will introduce the concert with demonstration s of various types of tango.

The program will feature music by Ástor Piazzolla and Paquito D'Rivera
The famous tango "La cumparsita" by Matos Rodriguez
Three Red Tangos by Luis Pasquet
with Pablo Zinger, piano and Pedro Giraudo, bass
Also music by Ernesto Nazareth, Mariano Mores, Sebastián Piana, Osmar Maderna

Flushing Library

for more information call (718) 661-1200 (718) 661-1200

http://www.queenslibrary.org

41-17 Main St, Flushing, Queens, NY

Admission is FREE.

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