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Quintet of the Americas Presents Three Concerts in Queens, New York on January 15 and 16

January 11, 2013
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

New York, NY – The Quintet of the Americas will perform three Crystal Winter concerts in Queens, New York on Tuesday, January 15 – 11:00 AM at the Salvation Army Temple, 86-07 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights, and 1:30 PM at Elm-Cor Senior Center, 98-19 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst and on Wednesday, January 16 - 12:15 at Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Blvd. in Bayside.

All three programs will feature Winter Music by Adam Schoenberg, commissioned by the Quintet last year. The music will also include popular works such as Let It Snow, Silver Bells, an arrangement of Prokofiev's Troika from Lt. Kije Suite and an improvisation inspired by Van Gogh's painting Starry Night. The program will be accompanied by projected images of crystals, snowflakes, winter scenes and Van Gogh's painting. There will be many opportunities for audience members to join the quintet by playing bells, water glasses and jingling keys.

The January 15 and 16 concerts are free and open to the public. For more event information, call the Quintet at 718-230-5189 or visit them at http://quintet.org/concerts.html. These concerts are ADA accessible. 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.

These programs are 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.

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