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NYC Premiere of Sfumato, April 16 @ Queens Public Library

April 10, 2011 Comments off

Quintet of the Americas: Immigration Heritage Celebration Concert

Sfumato for wind quintet receives its New York premiere as part of NYC Immigrant Heritage Week 2011.

The performance will be at Flushing Public Library, Lower Level Auditorium, 2PM on Saturday, April 16. Admission is FREE.  [Download PDF announcement here.]

Quintet of the Americas celebrates Immigrant Heritage with a concert of wind quintet music by composers from China, Japan, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Music will include the New York premiere of Chen Yi’s “Quintet No. 3,” Soong Fu-Yuan’s “Zhong Guo Xiao Jing,” Yao Chen’s “Sfumato,” Kenji Bunch’s “Shout Chorus,” James Cohn’s “Fiesta Latina” and Judah Adashi’s “Songs and Dances of Macondo” based on Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”

Yao Chen’s music to be performed at Immigrant Heritage Week 2011

April 9, 2011 Comments off

From the  Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, New York City

Quintet of the Americas to perform Sfumato at Queens Public Library.  More info to follow!

Immigrant Heritage Week, established by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in 2004, celebrates the experiences and contributions of immigrants to New York City. This year, Immigrant Heritage Week is from April 11 to April 17 and celebrates the vibrant life stories New Yorkers have to tell.