Queens New Music Festival
Saturday, May 12, 2012
All-access festival passes will be sold for $50; Saturday or Sunday one-day passes will be $30; single tickets purchased online in advance will be $15; single tickets will be $20 at the door. Passes and tickets will go on sale April 10 online: to purchase or seek more information, visit http://www.queensnewmusicfestival.org.
The New York-based composers’ group, Random Access Music, announces the first Queens New Music Festival from May 10-13, 2012 at the Little Secret Theatre (Studio 104, 44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). This "trailblazing festival seeks to highlight and promote composers, musicians, and ensembles living and creating new music in the borough of Queens."
Random Access Music has selected 9 diverse programs for the first of what is planned as an annual event, including several world, US, or New York premieres by both well-established and emerging composers.
The program by Quintet of the Americas, May 12 at 5:00PM is title The Cosmos–Nature and Spirit.
The classical woodwind quintet is made brand new with works including acoustic instruments of the woodwind quintet, bandoneon and piano, electronic interaction, computer as instrument, and visual enhancement with projections of photos of space taken from the Hubble telescope, paintings by Karen Fitzgerland and a painting in real time by Ken Cro-Ken.
"The Stuff of Comets" by Dylan Glatthorn
"Winter Music" by Adam Schoenberg
"Espacial for woodwind quintet, bandoneon and piano" by Daniel Binelli World Premiere
"Sfumato" by Yao Chen
"Ambos mundos for woodwind quintet and computer" by Neil Rolnick
"Mo Suo's Burial Ceremony" Xinyan Li
"Kum-Ba-Ya Marcus" by Carl Maultsby
"Short Winds" by Sean Friar
"MultipleOness" by Matt Sullivan