Quintet of the Americas Premieres Memory Project Works Inspired by Queens Seniors on June 11, 12 and 14Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement
The Quintet of the Americas will present Memory Project, three Queens, New York concerts on Tuesday, June 11 – 11:00 AM at the Salvation Army Temple, 86-07 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Wednesday, June 12 – 12:15 PM at Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Blvd. in Bayside, and on Friday, June 14 at 4:30 PM at Langston Hughes Library and Cultural Center, 100-01 Northern Boulevard, in Corona.
All three concerts are part of the Quintet’s Memory Project, three commissions based on interviews by New York composers with seniors at three senior centers in Queens.
Repertoire for these concerts includes Carl MaultsBy’s Abuelas, Nanas and Grandmamas Unsung, created during his work with seniors at Elm-Cor Senior Center, Music for Bayside by Lembit Beecher who worked with seniors at Bayside Senior Center and Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin’s Dancing Lullaby, the product of his time with seniors at the Salvation Army in Jackson Heights. More about the project and composers at http://www.quintet.org/.
The concerts will also feature local students performing with the Quintet. Other selections on the program will be works by Louis Armstrong, John Williams and dances from South America.
The June 11, 12 and 14 concerts are free and open to the public. For more event information, call 718-230-5189 or visit http://www.quintet.org/concerts.html.