New York, NY, The Quintet of the Americas will give a concert of music of the Americas on Friday, October 2 at 8:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center of the Little Theater, on the campus of York College CUNY, 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. in Jamaica, New York.

Concert repertoire will include The Soul, a special work by Native-American composer Louis Ballard, whose compositions combine Native-American melodic and rhythmic material (and occasionally Native-American instruments) with mainstream western compositional techniques. Other works on the program include Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to Candide, Summer Music by Samuel Barber; Summertime by George Gershwin; music by African-American and Cuban-American composers James P. Johnson, William Grant Still, Carl MaultsBy and Paquito D’Rivera, covering early jazz to gospel and salsa styles. Forest Hills composer Gaudencio Thiago de Mello will be represented with a lovely lullaby about sleeping in a hammock! In recognition of the Quintet’s origins in South America, the concert will include music from Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Brazil.

The October 2 concert is free and open to the public, however there is a suggested donation of $10.00. For more event information, call 718-262-3750 or visit

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