Quintet Of The Americas Appear In Concert On February 3 At Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Quintet of the Americas, Queens' renowned woodwind quintet, will be in concert on Sunday, February 3 @ 3:00 PM at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road, Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY, as part of the Composers Now Festival.
The international program will include Gershwin's Three Preludes (arranged by William Hoyt), Xinyan Li's Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony, Arturo Marquez's Danza de mediodia, Gunther Schuller's Blues from Suite, the Premiere of James Cohn's Sourwood Mountain Variations, Ricardo Romaneiro's Ventos, Agustín Barrios's Danza Paraguaya (arr. Gabriel Graziani), Vince Guaraldi's Skating (from his score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, arr. Scott Grimaldi) and Valerie Coleman's Tzigane.
Tickets for the February 3 event are $40, Museum members $35, available at https://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/events/quintet-of-the-americas/. For more information, call 718-885-1461.
Composers Now celebrates living composers, and honors the diversity of their voices and the significance of their contributions to the cultural fabric of society. The Festival brings together performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestra, opera, musical theater and dance companies as well as many other innovative events through New York City. Composers are in attendance at all events which are open to the public, from jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ASCAP Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund and the Newburgh Institute for the Arts and Ideas.
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, Benjamin Baron, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn, and Sasha Enegren, bassoon. They are currently in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University.
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. Melinda Katz, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.