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Quintet of the Americas Presents Americans in Paris & Back Again

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Quintet of the Americas Presents Americans in Paris & Back Again

Quintet of the Americas, Queens’ renowned woodwind quintet, will present Americans in Paris and Back Again, a program that explores the influence on American composers of Nadia Boulanger, the famous 20th century composition teacher, on Sunday, May 20 at 4:00 PM at Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St, Flushing, Queens, NY.

Boulanger's influence was far and wide, with over 1,200 composers coming from all over the world to study with her. In this concert the Quintet will perform works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Elliott Carter, Astor Piazzolla, Irving Fine, and Quincy Jones, all composers who were directly influenced by her, as well as music by Bruce Stark, one of the next generation of composers who felt her influence.

`The Quintet (http://www.quintet.org/) will also include an arrangement of An American in Paris by George Gershwin. Ironically, though Gershwin went to Paris to study with Boulanger, she refused to teach him, claiming he already had a unique style and she couldn't teach him anything.

The May 20 event is open to the public and included with Garden admission of $4 Adult; $3 Seniors; $2 Students with ID and children over 3 and free to Garden Members. For more information or directions, call 718-886-3800 or visit http://www.queensbotanical.org/. This concert is ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx

Event Details

    May 20, 2018 - May 20, 2018
    04:00 PM - 04:00 PM