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Upcoming concerts
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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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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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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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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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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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Some of the venues for our upcoming concerts are closed resulting in postponed Quintet of the Americas events

Please keep checking back at our website to get the latest information.
Thank you always for your continued support and understanding. Please stay healthy!


Check out our YouTube page for so many past concerts,
and special productions for schools and online learning!

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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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Monday, November 8, 2021 at 7 PM - SPECIAL Pre-Concert Talk 6-6:30 PM

A Program of Quintet of the Americas Commissions

Begin Again

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Special Pre-Concert Talk/Demonstration 6-6:30PM

National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave., 7th floor, NY, NY 10001 (between 28th and 29th streets)

Echoes From a Distant Land (1983), José Raul Bernardo (1928-2008) 
Begin Again (2020), Allen Schultz – WORLD PREMIERE
Rockaway Baby, 
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin
Voices of the Unseen (2020), Gilbert Galindo – WORLD PREMIERE
Klezmer Fantasy (2019), James Cohn (b. 1928) 

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

Meet composers Allen Schultz, Gilbert Galindo and Ljova

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 on the National Opera Center YouTube channel. 
https://www.youtube.com/user/NatOperaCenterLIVE

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

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Monday, November 1 & 2, 2021

A Program of Quintet of the Americas Commissions

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Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:00 am,

Services Now for Adult Persons,  80-45 Winchester Blvd., Bldg. 4, CBU 29, Queens Village, NY 11427

Monday, November 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm,

ElmCor’s Golden Phoenix Club Two Senior Center, 95-18 Northern Blvd, Jackson Heights, NY 11372 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm,

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

Echoes From a Distant Land (1983), José Raul Bernardo (1928-2008) 
Begin Again (2020), Allen Schultz – WORLD PREMIERE
Rockaway Baby, 
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin
Voices of the Unseen (2020), Gilbert Galindo – WORLD PREMIERE
Klezmer Fantasy (2019), James Cohn (b. 1928) 

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

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Sunday, September 26, 2021at 3 PM

Queens Botanical Garden in Flushing

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Queens Botanical Garden

Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens

This program will feature music commissioned by the Quintet and will include the New York City Premiere of the late composer James Cohn’s  Klezmer Fantasy (2019). Mr. Cohn passed away in June of this year. Other works will be Mannahatta Windows (2010) by Robert Deemer, Music for Bayside (2013) by Lembit Beecher, Mañanita (1977) by Jorge Olaya Muñoz, Retrospectives (2015) by Harold Gutiérrez and Echoes From a Distant Land (1983) by José Raul Bernardo.

Performers will be Carlos Aguilar, flute; Matt Sullivan, oboe; David Valbuena, clarinet: Alexander Davis, bassoon and Barbara Oldham, horn.

The September 26 event is free with Botanical Garden admission (Adults $6, Seniors (age 62+) $4, Students $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) $2, Children (age 3 and under – FREE). This event is first-come, first-served with limited seating. Botanical Garden members are free. For more information about the garden and admission, call 718-886-3800 or visit https://queensbotanical.org.

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

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Monday, August 16, 7:30 PM, 2021

A Celebration of music for TV and Film

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All Saints Episcopal Church

85-45 96th Street, Woodhaven, Queens, NY 11421

Music used in TV programs and film such as Sousa’s Washington Post March, Joplin's The Entertainer, and Easy Winners, all used in The Sting, a Sesame Street medley, the famous tango La Cumparsita, John Williams' music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission, Tico-tico used in numerous movies and cartoons, music from Hair including Let The Sunshine In, and Aquarius, music from Goodfellas, music from The Godfather, and the theme by Quincy Jones for Sanford and Son. Performers will be Carlos Aguilar, flute and alto flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe and English horn, Benjamin Baron, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn, and Alex Davis, bassoon.

The concert is free and open to the public, and is ADA accessible. For more information email: quintetorg@gmail.com.

Also hear this concert on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vP-t8V6BM&t=2s

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Monday, July 12, 7:30 PM, 2021

Film Music Concert Live

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We’re back! First live concert of the season!
A Celebration of music for TV and Film

Howard Beach Motor Boatclub, 59 Russell Street, Howard Beach, NY.

The live event will feature music used in TV programs and film such as Sousa’s Washington Post March, Joplin's The Entertainer, and Easy Winners, all used in The Sting, a Sesame Street medley, the famous tango La Cumparsita, John Williams' music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Gabriel's Oboe from The Mission, Tico-tico used in numerous movies and cartoons, music from Hair including Let The Sunshine In, and Aquarius, music from Goodfellas, music from The Godfather, and the theme by Quincy Jones for Sanford and Son. Performers will be Carlos Aguilar, flute and alto flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe and English horn, Benjamin Baron, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn, and Alex Davis, bassoon.

The July 12 concert is free and open to the public, and is ADA accessible. For more information email: quintetorg@gmail.com.

Also hear this concert on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1vP-t8V6BM&t=2s

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June 2021

NEW CLIMATE CONCERT RELEASED ON YouTube

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Our latest concert addresses some of our concerns
over the climate crisis

Works include
Chant #2 Uirapurú do Amazonas by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello,
Rockaway Beach Winter 2017 by Kevin James,
A Hug for Pixinga and Chant #10: Canoa Furada by Thiago de Mello,
World Winds (2017) by Bruce Odland,
and Fireflies by Owl City (Adam Young).

The music is beautiful, evocative, innovative and fun. It is up on YouTube at this link

https://youtu.be/l02Pl_ybWvc

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Thursday, May 14, 2021 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 © 2021 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, 2021 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 © 2021 Quintet of the Americas, Inc.

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

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Beginning December 5th and continuing through December 12th

Latin American Culture Week 2020

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We are honored to be part of this year's Latin America Culture Week in New York City.

We will be presenting a virtual video concert featuring the World Premiere of The Year 2020 by world renowned Uruguayan-American composer and conductor José Serebrier and Retropectives which we commissioned in 2015 by Colombian-American Harold Gutiérrez.

All of the CACW 2020 events will be available for viewing online 24 hours a day at
http://www.lacw.net/ beginning December 5th and continuing through December 12th.

Tickets are only $5.00 and will be required for each event. In response to the global Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on live performance, participating artists will receive 90% of all ticket sales.

We hope you all stay healthy and safe!
Best to all of you from Quintet of the Americas

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 the Hon. Donovan Richards, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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See 2021 for past concerts!

Our website improvements have been made possible by the Queens Council on the Arts with support made possible through the JPMorgan Chase Arts and Culture Regrants Program.
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Special thanks to our major supporters:
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Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation