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Upcoming concerts
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Friday, November 13 - 1:15PM
Veteran's Day Program - Celebrating America

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at Elm-Cor Senior Center, 98-19 Astoria Blvd.,
East Elmhurst, Queens, NY
Program will include music by American composers

Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, William Grant Still

And featuring

William Mayer's Yankee Doodle Fanfare

James Cohn's Arkansas Reel and

The Armed Forces Salute

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Saturday, November 14 - 2PM
Veteran's Day Program - Celebrating America

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at Beacon Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 140 Beach 113th Street
Rockaway Park, NY 11694

Same program as November 14

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 3PM
Pleasantville Chamber Music Society

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Presbyterian Church, 400 Bedford Road, Pleasantville, NY

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In 2016...
Watch for these dates

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Watch for these dates in 2016 in the Rockaways:

3 more concerts at Beacon concert at West End Temple,
147-02 Newport Ave, Neponsit, NY 11694

Spring concert at Firehouse 59
spring concert Rockaway Artists Alliance at Fort Tilden

And these additional locations in Queens:

Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside

Salvation Army Queens Temple, 86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights

Elm-Cor Senior Center, 98-19 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY

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

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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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Sunday, Oct. 4 - 5PM
Loewe Auditorium

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NYU, 35 West 4th Street, Manhattan

Leonard Bernstein's Overture to Candide and Daniel Ott's Variable Winds

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Four dates in September
Another Realm, Unusual Musical Combinations

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Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Blvd, Corona, Queens

Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 4:30 PM
at Rockaway Artists Alliance, Gallery T-7, Fort Tilden, Queens

Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM
at Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, Queens

With guest artists Susan Jolles, harp and Chartwell Dutiro, mbira.

harpist Susan Jolles mbira player Chartwell Dutiro

These "Another Realm" concerts are not the usual woodwind quintet music! They'll include music for quintet and harp; quintet with Sioux courtship flute; quintet and mbira (African thumb piano); English horn and bassoon with Native American flutes such as zampoña and quena, deer hoof and seed pod rattles, and rainstick; solo oboe with tuned water glasses

Music will include music combining Western traditions with Chinese, Latin American, Native American, and African musical traditions.

PROGRAM

The Soul (1969)......................................................................Louis W. Ballard
Suite for Harp and Wind Quintet (1951) ............................Chou Wen-chung
Marsias for solo oboe and 8 crystal goblets (1985) .................Mario Lavista

Mbira melodies - Chartwell Dutiro and Nora Balaban

Chinyan'anya ..............................................Chartwell Dutiro, arr. Rima Fand
Dream Song from Vision III (1999) ....................................Judith Sainte Croix
commissioned with funds from Chamber Music America and the National Endowment for the Arts
Bukatiende ..................................................Chartwell Dutiro, arr. Rima Fand

FREE ADMISSION

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Thursday, Sept. 17 - 7:30PM
Another Realm, Unusual Musical Combinations

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
at White Box Gallery, 329 Broome Street (between Christie and Bowery Streets) in Manhattan

Same program as Sept 12th and 13th PLUS the Quintet will be joined by Afro-Pop band Timbila

TIMBILA blazes ecstatic African rock with an East Village edge. The trance of African spirit possession merges with the trance of free-spirited head-bangers. The surreal buzzing beauty of timbila (Chopi xylophone, Mozambique) and hypnotic dream melodies of mbira (Shona thumb piano, Zimbabwe) soar with stinging guitar riffs and sassy celestial vocals in grooves that are deeply funky, fierce and danceable. No other band sounds like TIMBILA.

Members of Timbila include
Nora Balaban - mbira, timbila, vocals
Banning Eyre - guitar
Rima Fand - violin, vocals
Louisa Bradshaw - vocals
Dirck Westervelt - bass
Bill Ruyle - drums, tablas, percussion

Admission suggested donation $10

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June 21, 2015, at 2:00PM
In Pursuit of Freedom

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at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 204 W. 134th Street, NY, NY

Carl MaultsBy's "The Journey" and "Kum-Ba-Ya, Marcus"

Valerie Coleman's "Afro-Cuban Concerto"

William Grant Still's theme song for the 1939 World's Fair

Barbara Harbach's "Maya Angelou" from Freeing the Caged Bird

and poetry by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Admission is free

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June 14, 2015 at 2:30PM
"The Melting Pot"

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

Featuring the premiere of "Variable Winds" by Flushing composer Daniel Ott

as well as works by Valerie Coleman, Xinyan Li,
Stuart Balcomb, Mohammed Fairouz, Ljova, Louis Ballard, and Carlos Franzetti

Queens Botanical Garden

Concert free with garden admission!

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June 11, 2015 at 12:15PM
"The Melting Pot"

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at Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside, NY

Featuring the premiere of "Variable Winds" by Flushing composer Daniel Ott

as well as works by Valerie Coleman, Xinyan Li,
Stuart Balcomb, Mohammed Fairouz, Ljova, Louis Ballard, and Carlos Franzetti

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June 9, 2015 at 11:00AM
"The Melting Pot"

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at The Salvation Army, 86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights

Featuring the premiere of "Variable Winds" by Flushing composer Daniel Ott

as well as works by Valerie Coleman, Xinyan Li,
Stuart Balcomb, Mohammed Fairouz, Ljova, Louis Ballard, and Carlos Franzetti

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May 10, 2015 at 3:30PM
In Pursuit of Freedom

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at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th St., NY, NY

Carl MaultsBy's "The Journey" and "Kum-Ba-Ya, Marcus"

Valerie Coleman's "Afro-Cuban Concerto"

William Grant Still's theme song for the 1939 World's Fair

Barbara Harbach's "Maya Angelou" from Freeing the Caged Bird

and poetry by Maya Angelou and Paul Laurence Dunbar

Admission is free

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April 30, 2015 at 12:45PM
From the Heart

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pre-concert demonstration at 12:15 Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, NY

a multi-media program featuring works by Ljova, Lembit Beecher, Neil Rolnick, Xinyan Li
an animated film by Kate Neil,

Richard Rodgers My Funny Valentine,

and love songs and dances including tangos from Latin America

Free admission

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April 12, 2015 at 2:00PM
From the Heart

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Rockaway Artists Alliance, Studio T-7, Ft. Tilden, Far Rockaway, Queens image

a multi-media program featuring works by Ljova, Lembit Beecher, Neil Rolnick,
an animated film by Kate Neil,

Richard Rodgers My Funny Valentine,

and love songs and dances including tangos from Latin America

Free admission

This concert will be repeated at Community Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica, NY - date TBA

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April 4, 2015 at 2PM

In Pursuit of Freedom

With Charles Wallace, narrator

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At Langston Hughes Library, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona, Queens

Carl MaultsBy's "The Journey" and "Kum-Ba-Ya, Marcus"

Valerie Coleman's "Afro-Cuban Concerto"

William Grant Still's theme song for the 1939 World's Fair

Barbara Harbach's "Maya Angelou" from Freeing the Caged Bird

and poetry by Maya Angelou and Paul Laurence Dunbar

This program will be repeated in Manhattan
May 10 at 3:30PM at St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, 131 E. 10th St., NY, NY
June 21 at 2:00PM at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 204 W. 134th Street, NY, NY

Admission is free

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March 1, 2015 at 2PM
The Memory Project at Flushing Library

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Flushing Library, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY

This program features works by Harold Gutierrez, including his piano wind sextet plus 2 premieres: Retrospectives for Quintet based on the memories of Latino seniors in Queens, and

Dreamers' March for the Quintet to perform with the Corona Children's Orchestra.

The Quintet is working with the students this month. The Corona Youth Orchestra is based on El Sistema, an orchestra model originally started in Venezuela. Similar programs exist now in the United States, supported by the New England Conservatory. Current NYC-Metro area El Sistema projects include UpBeat in the Bronx, Harmony Program in Manhattan, the WHIN Music Project in Washington Heights and Inwood, and the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's.

Admission is free

Corona Youth Orchestra.

The Quintet is working with the Corona Youth Orchestra.

This event is presented in cooperation with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens. Visit them at www.laccq.org.

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February 22, 2015 1:00PM

The Memory Project II: A Wintry Valentine Concert

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at
El Paraiso, 102-11 43rd Avenue, Corona, Queens, NY

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CRYSTAL WINTER

With projected images of crystals, snowflakes, winter scenes, and Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night"

The program will feature the opportunity for the audience to join the Quintet playing bells, water glasses, keys

Adam Schoenberg's Winter Music
Sammy Cahn's Let it Snow
Lev Zhurbin's (Ljova) A Tango for a Wintry Day
ProProkofiev's "Troika" from Lietenant Kije
Richard Rodgers' My Funny Valentine and love songs and dances from Latin America!

This event is presented in cooperation with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens. Visit them at www.laccq.org.

Admission is free


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See 2014 for past concerts!

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