Klarinet Archive - Posting 000229.txt from 2010/05
From: Jeffrey James <jamesarts@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Quintet of the Americas Mannahatta Environmental Concert on
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 16:34:48 -0400
May 24, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@-----.net
Quintet of the Americas Mannahatta Environmental Concert on May 26 at =
Salvation Army Temple in Jackson Heights, Queens
New York, NY =96 Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble will present =
Mannahatta, a concert on Wednesday, May 26 =96 7:30 PM at the Salvation =
Army Temple, 86-07 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. 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 Mannahatta Windows by Robert Deemer =
and Hudson River Quintet by Brooklyn-based 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 other =
nature-inspired works - Duke Ellington=92s Azalea, Queens resident James =
Cohn=92s Strutting Butterflies and Colombian composer Jorge Olaya Munoz=92 =
El Picaflor. Special guest will be environmental artist Ken Cro-ken.
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 26 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@-----.
Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
45 Grant Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
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