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From: Jeffrey James <jamesarts@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Quintet of the Americas Mannahatta Environmental Concert on
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 11:41:14 -0400

May 6, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@-----.net

Quintet of the Americas Mannahatta Environmental Concert on May 11 at =

Community Mediation Services in Jamaica, Queens

New York, NY =96 Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble will present =

Mannahatta, a concert on Tuesday, May 11 - 1:00 PM at Community =

Mediation Services, 89-64 163rd Street in Jamaica, Queens, New York. =

This event is part of the Quintet=92s Mannahatta concert series, =

presenting environmentally-themed music throughout the five boroughs of =

New York City.

Repertoire for this concert includes two World Premieres =96 Mannahatta =

Windows by Robert Deemer and Hudson River Quintet by Christopher Kaufman =

for woodwind quintet with surround-sound audio tape and video of the =

Hudson River and environmental paintings. Ellis Island by Stuart Balcomb =

and Quiet Tide by Mark Dancigers will also be presented, along with =

nature-inspired works by Duke Ellington, James Cohn and Jorge Olaya Munoz.

The Mannahatta Project is reconstructing the ecology of Manhattan when =

Henry Hudson first sailed by in 1609 and comparing it to what we know of =

the island today, discovering the environmental foundation of the city. =

More about it at http://themannahattaproject.org/.

The May 11 concert is free and open to the public. For more information, =

call 718-230-5189, or visit http://www.quintet.org/concerts.html.

Members of Quintet of the Americas are Sato Moughalian, flute; Matt =

Sullivan, oboe; Nicholas Gallas, clarinet; Barbara Oldham, horn; and =

Maureen Strenge, bassoon. Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, the =

Quintet has specialized in bringing music new 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, the Caribbean, and =

Eastern Europe. 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.

This program is sponsored with public funds from the New York State =

Council on the Arts, a public agency and the New York City Department of =

Cultural Affairs. Additional funds provided by The Jarvis and Constance =

Doctorow Family Foundation, Meet the Composer's Cary New Music =

Performance Fund and The Carnegie Corporation of New York.

For press inquires or photos, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at =

516-586-3433 or jamesarts@-----.

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Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
45 Grant Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
Tel: 516-586-3433
E-mail: jamesarts@-----.net
Website: http://www.jamesarts.com

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