Quintet of the Americas Presents Crystal Winter Family Concerts at New
York Hall of Science in Queens on December 13 and 14
New York, NY - Quintet of the Americas will present special Crystal
Winter family concerts on Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14
- 11:00 AM and 12 noon each day at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01
111th St., located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.
Using sounds like colors in a winter snow fall painting, Quintet of the
Americas will explore the connection of musical sounds to the look of
nature. With snowflakes as its inspiration, the Quintet will take the
audience on an informative and fun musical trip through sound and nature
including audience participation with crystal goblets and bells. This
program is presented as part of the New York Hall of Science Crystal
Winter events - http://www.nyscience.org/pressroom/article/crystalwinter08.
Admission to these events is free with New York Hall of Science admission.
For admission, directions and other information, please call 718-699-0005
or visit http://www.nyscience.org/visitor_info/admissions.
Members of Quintet of the Americas are Sato Moughalian, flute; Matt
Sullivan, oboe; Edward Gilmore, clarinet; Barbara Oldham, horn; and Laura
Koepke, bassoon. Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, the Quintet has
specialized in bringing music form Latin America 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, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. 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 Chamber Music America Commission=
ing Awards for commissions by David Chaitkin and Judith Sainte Croix, a
three-year CMA Residency Award for work in Chicago and is a 2008-09
recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. They are also
currently in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts
in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit their website
This program is part of Quintet of the Americas' Chamber Music America
Residency Partnership Program. The Quintet is a 2008-09 recipient of a
CMA Residency Partnership Program Grant. Funding has been provided by
the JPMorgan Chase Residency Grant Program, a program of the JPMorgan
Chase Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.
Matching funding for this program is sponsored with public funds ??66rom
the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, the New York
City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Office of
Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation. Additional funds provided
by The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Aaron Copland
Fund for Music, and The Carnegie Corporation of New York.
For more information about Quintet of the Americas, contact Jeffrey
James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or [log in to unmask]
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
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