Quintet of the Americas in Concert at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in
Manhattan on January 13
New York, NY - The Quintet of the Americas will present a special
concert on Friday, January 13, 2006 - 7:00 p.m. at Saint Luke's Lutheran
Church, 208 W. 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in Manhattan.
Guest artists will be Gaudencio Thiago De Mello on organic percussion
and Neil Rolnick on computer.
This concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature The
Quintet of the Americas performing Samuel Barber's Summer Music, Neil
Rolnick's Ambos mundos (written for interactive computer), Heitor
Villa-Lobos' Quintette en forme de choros, and dances from Colombia
and Brazil with Thiago on percussion.
The Quintet of the Americas, consisting of flutist Sato Moughalian,
oboist Matt Sullivan, clarinetist Edward Gilmore, hornist Barbara Oldham
and bassoonist Laura Koepke, was formed in Bogota, Colombia in 1976 by
U.S. citizens who were principal wind players in the Colombian National
Orchestra. The group relocated to New York City in 1979 and has since
enjoyed an international career that has taken them to concert halls
throughout the Americas, the Caribbean Asia, including annual performances
at Manhattan's Americas Society since 1982. Two time recipients of
ASCAP-Chamber Music America Awards for Adventuresome Programming, the
Quintet's repertoire represents works from composers with a wide-range
of aesthetic viewpoints. They have recorded for CRI, Newport Classics,
MMC and XLNT. Their latest CDs are Karel Husa: Recollections on New
World and Dancing in Colombia on the MSR label. The Quintet has been a
past recipient of the CMA Commissioning Award in for a commission by
David Chaitkin and a three-year Residency Award for work in Chicago.
They are 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. For more information about the Quintet of the
Americas, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or
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