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Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00PM
Festive Sounds

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Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, Queens, NY 11375

Program will include
Caprice for Wind Quintet – PREMIERE by Peri Mauer

Plus 

Past Commissions for Quintet of the Americas
Tango for a Cold Wintry Day (2014)  by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin 
Dance of Praise and Fiesta Latina by James Cohn 
Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
Still Rockin’ in Jerusalem by Carl MaultsBy
Procesión jíbara (2008), Alegria!, and Venid Pastores a Belen! by Edgar Colón-Hernández

And music for the season
Umoja by Valerie Coleman (Kwanza)
Skating by Guaraldi
Sleigh Rides by Mozart
Allegro con Spirito di San Niccolo arranged by Harold Schiffman
Festive Sounds of Hanukah

This concert is FREE!

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Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 3:00PM
Festive Sounds

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Queens Public Library in Jackson Heights , 35-51 81st Street, Queens, 11372

Program will include    
Caprice for Wind Quintet – Featuring new work by NY composer Peri Mauer 

Plus 

Past Commissions for Quintet of the Americas
Tango for a Cold Wintry Day (2014)  by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin 
Dance of Praise and Fiesta Latina by James Cohn 
Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
Still Rockin’ in Jerusalem by Carl MaultsBy
Procesión jíbara (2008), Alegria!, and Venid Pastores a Belen! by Edgar Colón-Hernández

And music for the season
Umoja by Valerie Coleman (Kwanza)
Skating by Guaraldi
Sleigh Rides by Mozart
Allegro con Spirito di San Niccolo arranged by Harold Schiffman
Festive Sounds of Hanukah

This concert is FREE!

All our concerts are ADA accessibleimage

For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

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Sunday, December 18 at 3:00PM

THE FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE

Festive Sounds

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Featuring new work by NY composer Peri Mauer 

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

See previous listing for December 14 for more program information
 
FREE admission with RSVP at (347) 878-6613, $5.00 for Walk-in
Free Parking, Accessible Building, Limited Seating

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

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

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

Also hear this concert on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SxHaGzO2pg

Hear Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble's performance of Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin's Lullaby Memory

Visit the composer at https://www.ljova.com/.

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These programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Meet the Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Special thanks to the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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


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Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:15 am
Festive Sounds

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Sunnyside Community Services, Center for Active Older Adults, 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Program will include
Caprice for Wind Quintet – PREVIEW by Peri Mauer

Plus 

Past Commissions for Quintet of the Americas
Tango for a Cold Wintry Day (2014)  by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin 
Dance of Praise and Fiesta Latina by James Cohn
Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
Still Rockin’ in Jerusalem by Carl MaultsBy
Procesión jíbara (2008), Alegria!, and Venid Pastores a Belen! by Edgar Colón-Hernández

And music for the season
Umoja by Valerie Coleman (Kwanza)
Skating by Guaraldi
Sleigh Rides by Mozart
Allegro con Spirito di San Niccolo arranged by Harold Schiffman
Festive Sounds of Hanukah

This concert is FREE!

All our concerts are ADA accessibleimage

For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

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Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1:30 pm
Festive Sounds

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ElmCor Golden Phoenix Club Two, 95-18 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372 

Program will include
Caprice for Wind Quintet – PREVIEW by Peri Mauer

Plus 

Past Commissions for Quintet of the Americas
Tango for a Cold Wintry Day (2014)  by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin 
Dance of Praise and Fiesta Latina by James Cohn 
Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
Still Rockin’ in Jerusalem by Carl MaultsBy
Procesión jíbara (2008), Alegria!, and Venid Pastores a Belen! by Edgar Colón-Hernández

And music for the season
Umoja by Valerie Coleman (Kwanza)
Skating by Guaraldi
Sleigh Rides by Mozart
Allegro con Spirito di San Niccolo arranged by Harold Schiffman
Festive Sounds of Hanukah

This concert is FREE!

All our concerts are ADA accessibleimage

For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 12:30 pm
Festive Sounds

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CCNS Seaside Senior Center, 320 Beach 94 Street, Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

Program will include
Caprice for Wind Quintet – PREVIEW by Peri Mauer

Plus 

Past Commissions for Quintet of the Americas
Tango for a Cold Wintry Day (2014)  by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin 
Dance of Praise and Fiesta Latina by James Cohn 
Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg
Serenata by Carlos Franzetti
Still Rockin’ in Jerusalem by Carl MaultsBy
Procesión jíbara (2008), Alegria!, and Venid Pastores a Belen! by Edgar Colón-Hernández

And music for the season
Umoja by Valerie Coleman (Kwanza)
Skating by Guaraldi
Sleigh Rides by Mozart
Allegro con Spirito di San Niccolo arranged by Harold Schiffman
Festive Sounds of Hanukah

This concert is FREE!

All our concerts are ADA accessibleimage

For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.

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Sunday, June 12 at 3:00PM

THE FRIENDS OF MAPLE GROVE

A Concert Celebrating Spring

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Latin, Jazz, Klezmer and Swing with music by José Raul Bernardo, Ed Bland, Ljova, and James Cohn AND a new work by Queens composer B. Allen Schulz

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

DEDICATION to Honor  Dr. Robert P. Stevens (1813 - 1890) He was a geologist and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, prominent in the anti-slavery movement, and a member of the underground railroad.
 
FREE admission with RSVP at (347) 878-6613, $5.00 for Walk-in
Free Parking, Accessible Building, Limited Seating

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

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

Our concerts are made possible with the support of Members and Patrons of the Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery, The Maple Grove Cemetery Association, and The Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. This concert is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and generous individuals. Special thanks to Kenichi Wilson.
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Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 4:00PM
Random Access Music Queens New Music Festival

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Culture Lab, 5-25 46th Ave., Queens NY 11101   in Long Island City 

Tickets: 
$20/concert $10 student/seniors)
$50/Festival pass for all 7 concerts from June 10-June 12

Echoes From a Distant Land (1983) José Raul Bernardo (1928-2008) 
I: Very Free as if each player is searching for the others
II: Fast and Playful, Full of Life

Dedicated to Matt Sullivan and the Quintet of the Americas, New York, Oct. 1983.

Woodwind Quintet No. 1 Jazz Quintet in Three Movements (1981 rev 2004) Ed Bland (1926-2013)

Begin Again (2020-2022) B. Allen Schultz (b. 1964) 
Allegro 
Dentro Szherzo. Allegro. 
I Take My Walk Slowly. Slow. 
Finale. Allegro con brio. 

Commissioned with support from the Queens Council on the Arts

Rockaway Baby (2016) Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin (b. 1978)
III: D.O.M.

Commissioned with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Klezmer Fantasy (2019) James Cohn (1928-2021)
 

Random Access Music presents the 2022 Queens New Music Festival "ReEmerge" June 10, 11, and 12

Random Access Music (RAM) and the 2022 Queens New Music Festival reemerge and return to live performances with an exciting lineup that includes premieres of contemporary classical music from the Quintet of the Americas, the Shutterspeed Duo, and Random Access Music; contemporary tango/jazz from the Emilio Teubal Trio; sound sculptures from guitarist Giacomo Baldelli; and a portrait concert paying tribute to RAM founder/composer Allen Schulz.

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Friday, June 10, 2022 at 7:30 PM 

A Program of Quintet of the Americas Commissions

Begin Again

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

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

Echoes From a Distant Land (1983), José Raul Bernardo (1928-2008) 
Begin Again (2020), Allen Schultz (b. 1964) – WORLD PREMIERE 3 new movements
Rockaway Baby, 
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin (b. 1978) 
Quintet No. 1 Jazz Quintet (1981 rev 2004) , Ed Bland (1926-2013)
Klezmer Fantasy (2019), James Cohn (1928-2021) 

Kimberly O’Hare Bonacorsa, flute; Matt Sullivan, oboe; David Valbuena, clarinet;
Alexander Davis, bassoon and contrabassoon ; Barbara Oldham, horn

Meet composers Allen Schultz

The event is free. Reservation required.

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

The concert will be live-streamed

Please note that proof of vaccination will be required for admission to this concert.

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May 23, 24, and June 7
Celebrating 40 Years of Quintet of the Americas Commissions

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Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:15 pm

CCNS Howard Beach Senior Center, 155-55 Cross bay Boulevard, Howard Beach NY 111414

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:30 pm,

All Saints Episcopal Church, 85-45 96th Street, Woodhaven, Queens, NY 11421 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 am

Sunnyside Community Services, Inc. 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, NY 11364 Inc. 43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104

Echoes From a Distant Land (1983), José Raul Bernardo (1928-2008) 
Begin Again (2020), Allen Schultz (b. 1964)  – WORLD PREMIERE of 3 new movements
Rockaway Baby (2016)  
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin (b. 1978) 
Quintet No. 1 Jazz Quintet (1981 rev 2004)   Ed Bland (1926-2013)
Klezmer Fantasy (2019), James Cohn (1928-2021) 

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