Quintet of the Americas in Concert at Queens Botanical Garden

Quintet of the Americas in Concert at Queens Botanical Garden

This event is presented in cooperation with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, Nayibe Berger, Director.

The program will feature Ann McMillan’s Cloud Forest with recorded crane songs, Judah Adashi’s Song of the Birds from Songs and Dances of Macondo, Jack Gottlieb’s Twilight Crane with narrator, James Cohn’s Goldfinch Variations, Elliott Schwartz’s Bird Bath, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird Suite, songs by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Song of the Dove, Jose Barros’ El Picaflor and music from Ecuador and Colombia.

Special guest artist will be organic percussionist Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, native of the Brazilian Amazon. The program will also include projected images of birds, recorded bird songs and audience interaction.

The June 17 concert is included with Garden admission. For more event information, call the Queens Botanical Garden at 718-886-3800 or visit the Quintet at http://quintet.org/concerts.html. This concert is ADA accessible. For directions to the garden, go to http://www.queensbotanical.org/. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

Internationally known Quintet of the Americas is Queens own premiere woodwind quintet. Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, the Quintet has specialized in bringing music from the Western hemisphere to audiences in the United States since its arrival in New York in 1979. The group has enjoyed an international career that has taken them to concert halls throughout the Americas and Eastern Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and the Library of Congress. Members of the Quintet are Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nicholas Gallas, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Maureen Strenge, bassoon. They are currently in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit their website at http://www.quintet.org and become their friend at http://www.facebook.com/groups/325982319921/. Quintet photos are available at http://quintet.org/press.html.

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, 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.


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Concert is included with Garden admission


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