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Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11AM

Concert in time of COVID 19 - Concert #1

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Quintet of the Americas 40 Years of Commissioning

Quintet of the Americas presents a concert of past performances of selections chosen from over 100 pieces commissioned in the last 40 years. The first of several of these concerts, this one features Te sorprende? 2:37 and Provincianita 1:00:30 by Jorge Olaya Muñoz, Mannahatta Windows by Robert Deemer 7:23, A Hug for Pixinga by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello 18:24, Music for Bayside by Lembit Beecher 27:10, Arkansas Reel by James Cohn 36:56, Dream Song from Vision III by Judith Sainte Croix 43:45, and Variable Winds by Daniel Ott 49:20. Closing music Sourwood Mountain Variations by James Cohn 1:03:39.

This project 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. All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2020 Quintet of the Americas, Inc. For more information visit www.quintet.org

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11AM

The Only Thing You Need Is Me by Renée Manning

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See the Quintet performing with vocalist Renée Manning, Earl McIntyre, tuba, and Carlos Maldonado, percussion, The arrangement is by Earl McIntyre.

Quintet of the Americas performs with Renée Manning, vocalist, Earl McIntyre, tuba, and Carlos Maldonado, percussion. Arrangement by Earl McIntyre. Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Benjamin Baron, clarinet, Sasha Gee Enegren, bassoon, Barbara Oldham, horn. Recorded on October 9, 2018 at James L. Dolan Recording Studio, NYU Steinhardt, New York University, NYC Recording engineer: David Merrill Graphics: Darius Farhoumand

Copyright © 2020 Quintet of the Americas, Inc.

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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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.


Past concerts
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Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 11AM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

SNAP Services Now for Adult Persons, Inc.
80-45 Winchester Blvd.,Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, NY

FREE and Open to the Public!

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1PM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Howard Beach Senior Center, 155-55 Crossbay Blvd., Howard Beach, N.Y. 11414

FREE and Open to the Public!

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7 PM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Marc A. Scorca Hall of The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

Continuing the celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences.

Featuring the premiere of a new commission by Queens composer Gilbert Galindo. The program will also include Changes by Marcelo Zarvos for woodwind quintet and piano with pianist Maxim Pakhomov, Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg, Lullaby and Memory by Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, and Thiago de Mello’s Pra dormir na Rede.

New commissions to be premiered include a quintet by Queens resident Gilbert Galindo and a new piano wind sextet by Cuban composer Ernesto Oliva.

Tickets are $20 adults, $10/ students and seniors.

 

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Sunday, May 17, 2020, 4:00pm
Celebrating 40 years of Commissions

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Free concert with garden entrance at
Queens Botanical Garden

Garden entrance: Adults $6/Seniors (age 62+), Students $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (age 3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE

including music by
Queens composer Gilbert Galindo and works chosen from past commissions by Xinyan Li, Michael Colina, Edmund Cionek. Robert Deemer, David Dzubay, Dylan Glatthorn, Max Lifchitz, Steven Mackey, Robert Paterson, Neil Rolnick, Ricardo Romaneiro, Daniel Ott, Adam Schoenberg, and Enrique Ubieta.

at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355

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 individual donors.

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Thursday, April 14, 2020 at 1PM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

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

FREE and Open to the Public!

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Tuesday, April 14, , 2020 at 11AM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Salvation Army, 86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY

FREE and Open to the Public!

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11AM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

at Sunnyside Community Services Senior Center,
43-31 39th Street, Sunnyside, NY 11104

FREE and Open to the Public!

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1PM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, New York 11364

FREE and Open to the Public!

Music from the best of over 100 of our commissions from the past 40 years.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7 PM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Marc A. Scorca Hall of The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY

Tickets for March 26 are $20/ $10 students and seniors, available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4334108.

In celebration of 40 years of commissioning this program will feature music from the group’s Memory Project, music inspired by stories of Queens seniors by Lembit Beecher and Harold Gutiérrez. The program will also include Manahatta Windows commissioned for the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the Hudson River AND dances from Colombia and Cuba and James Cohn’s Klezmer Fantasy.

Program
¿Te sorprende? by Jorge Olaya Muñoz

Manahatta Windows by Robert Deemer
Klezmer Fantasy by James Cohn (premiere)
Music for Bayside by Lembit Beecher
Mañanita by Jorge Olaya Muñoz
Retrospectives by Harold Gutiérrez

Echoes from a Distant Land by José Raul Bernardo

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Tuesday March 24, 2020 at 12PM
A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions

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This program cancelled due to COVID-19

A Lunch-time concert at York College in Jamaica, Queens

York College CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11451

James Cohn Robert Deemer Lembit Beecher Valerie Coleman
James Cohn Robert Deemer Lembit Beecher Harold Gutierrez

PROGRAM

¿Te sorprende? by Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1977)
Manahatta Windows by Robert Deemer (2010)
Klezmer Fantasy by James Cohn (2019)
Music for Bayside by Lembit Beecher (2013)
Mañanita by Jorge Olaya Muñoz (1977)
Retrospectives by Harold Gutiérrez (2015)
Echoes from a Distant Land by José Raul Bernardo (1983)

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 individual donors.

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Sunday March 22, 2020 at 2PM

A celebration of 40 years of Quintet commissions with global influences

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

This program cancelled due to COVID-19

Some of the venues for our upcoming concerts may close resulting in postponed Quintet of the Americas events.

Please keep checking back at our website to get the latest information.

As of now our March 22 concert at Flushing Library has been cancelled.

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Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Pleasantville Chamber Music Society

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Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY

Admission is free

This program will feature the premiere of James Cohn’s Klezmer Fantasy and music from the group’s Memory Project, music inspired by stories of Queens seniors by Lembit Beecher and Harold Gutiérrez. The program will also include Manahatta Windows commissioned for the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the Hudson River AND dances from Colombia and Cuba.

Program
¿Te sorprende? by Jorge Olaya Muñoz

Manahatta Windows by Robert Deemer
Klezmer Fantasy by James Cohn (premiere)
Music for Bayside by Lembit Beecher
Mañanita by Jorge Olaya Muñoz
Retrospectives by Harold Gutiérrez

Echoes from a Distant Land by José Raul Bernardo

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