Quintet of the Americas In Concert At Langston Hughes Community Library
and Cultural Center in Corona, Queens on January 7
New York, NY - The Quintet of the Americas and the Langston Hughes
Community Library and Cultural Center will present a special concert of
American classical and jazz, as well Latin music on Saturday, January 7,
2006 - 3:30 p.m. at The Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern
Boulevard in Corona, Queens.
This concert will feature The Quintet of the Americas performing Dr.
Carl MaultsBy's Journey for woodwind quintet and African and Latin
percussion (2004) and Still Rockin in Jerusalem (1993), William Grant
Still's Miniatures, Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag, Quintet member
Matthew Sullivan's Amazing Gracefully, works by Jazz legends Charlie
Parker - Yardbird Suite and Paquito D'Rivera - Wapango, and Ancient
Calls, a quintet improvisation with South American folk instruments.
For more about Dr. Carl MaultsBy, visit
This concert is free and open to the public. For more information about
the January 7 concert, contact the Langston Hughes Library and Cultural
Center at 718-651-1100.
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 [log in to unmask]
This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, a state agency. Funding is also provided by the
Queens Library and Queens Library Action Committee of Corona and East
Elmhurst, Inc., the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and
the New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation,
the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the JP Morgan Chase / Meet the
Composer Fund for Small Ensembles, The Carnegie Corporation of New York
and the Music Performance Funds, Local 802, A.F. of M. With special
thanks to NYS Senator the Hon. Frank Padavan, and the Hon. Helen M.
Marshall, Borough President of Queens.
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting