The Quintet of the Americas will present “Borrowing the Theme,” a concert on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at The Flushing Library Auditorium, 41-17 Main Street in Flushing, Queens, New York. Special guest artist will be Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, organic percussion.

The Quintet will return to the Flushing Library for a concert of music based on themes borrowed from TV soundtracks, older music and sounds from nature. “Mozart Fantasy,” a new work by Douglaston composer James Cohn, will be featured. Mr. Cohn was commissioned by the Quintet to composer this work in honor of Mozart’s 250th Birthday year. Also featured will be new works by Brazilian composer Gaudencio Thiago de Mello. Rob Paterson’s “Suburban Waltz Fantasy”, filled with theme songs from old TV shows, Elliott Schwartz’ “Bird Bath” which includes bird calls and quotes of other pieces related to birds, Concerto No. 2 after Vivaldi (originally for organ) arranged for wind quintet by Mordechai Rechtman, a suite of Brazilian Songs by Ernesto Nazareth and As Proesas de Nolasco by Pixinguinha will also be performed.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact The Flushing Library at 718- 661-1200 or visit their website at http://www.queenslibrary.org.

Visit the Quintet of the Americas at http://www.quintet.org.

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