QAUnisphereQuintet of the Americas will present Tone and Color, a concert on Saturday, May 10 – 2:00 PM at Studio 7 Gallery of Rockaway Center for the Arts (RoCA), Fort Tilden in Rockaway, Queens.

Quintet of the Americas, Queens renowned woodwind quintet, will present a concert focusing on the effects of the color of sounds in six pieces: Three Colors by Marcus Redden, Quintet by John Steinmetz (with references to medieval music), Goldfinch Variations by Douglaston-based composer James Cohn (who will be at the concert), Lejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo, Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington and Matt Sullivan’s electronic arrangement of Danny Boy.  The concert will connect to the two art exhibitions currently at Rockaway Artists Alliance which also focus on color: “Black and White All Over” and “Chroma”.

The performance will be followed by a discussion with the musicians, artists, and audience.

The May 10 event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 718-474-0861 or visit http://www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/. This concert is ADA accessible. For directions to RoCA, visit http://www.rockawayartistsalliance.org/contact_dir.html.

Members of the Quintet are Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nicholas Gallas, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Gina Cuffari, 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/.

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