QAFormal1011The Quintet of the Americas will present The Wind Chamber Music of Roberto Sierra – 1983-2014, on Wednesday, May 7 – 7:00 PM at The Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street in New York, NY.

Quintet of the Americas, the woodwind quintet widely-known for its performances of music from Latin America, will perform the World Premiere of Sierra’s Sexteto for wind quintet and piano (2014) and the New York Premiere of Estudios for wind quintet (2011-2012), along with the composer’s Salsa para vientos (prize-winning work at the 1983 Budapest Spring Festival) and Doña Rosita la soltera for wind quintet and mezzo (1985) (text by Garcia Lorca). They will also perform Gyorgy Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles, a work by Sierra’s composition teacher 1979-1982.

Special guests will be Anna Tonna, mezzo soprano and Jeanne Golan, piano.

Admission to the May 7 event is free to Americas Society members; $20.00 for non-members. For more information, call 212-277-8359, ext. 4, or visit http://www.as-coa.org/events/quintet-americas-music-roberto-sierra. This concert is ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/_start.aspx.

For more than three decades the works of American composer Roberto Sierra have been part of the repertoire of many of the leading orchestras, ensembles and festivals in the USA and Europe. Many of the major American and European orchestras and international ensembles have commissioned and performed his works. Among those institutions are the orchestras of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New Mexico, Houston, Minnesota, Dallas, Detroit, San Antonio and Phoenix, as well as the American Composers Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich, the Spanish orchestras of Madrid, Galicia, Castilla y León, Barcelona, and others. Visit him at http://www.robertosierra.com/.

Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, Quintet of the Americas 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 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/. Quintet photos are available at http://quintet.org/press.html.

This program is 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 The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, and generous donations from individuals.

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