QAQBGQuintet of the Americas will present Musical Color in the Garden, a concert on Sunday, June 15 – 2:30 PM at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens.

Quintet of the Americas, Queens renowned woodwind quintet, will present a concert focusing on the effects of the color of sounds in such pieces as 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), Edward MacDowell’s To a Wild RoseLejano azul (Distant Blue) by Luis Calvo, Mood Indigo by Duke Ellington and Matt Sullivan’s Oh Boy!, an original work for solo oboe using multiphonics and circular breathing.

The performance will also include the Premiere of Milky Way Lovers, a new work by Queens composer Xinyan Li that expresses the story of the creation of two stars.

The June 15 event is free and open to the public and included with Garden admission of $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 students with ID and children over 3. For more information or directions, call 718-886-3800 or visit This concert is ADA accessible.

Performing on this concert are David Wechsler, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nuno Antunes, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Gina Cuffari, bassoon. Visit their website at and become their friend at

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