It is Ms. Joanne M. Cherisma’s Book Signing and Launch Party at Keiko Studios. In I Never Thought I Would Be A Statistic, the author shares her testimony of how she overcame an abusive relationship. She would also like to use the occasion to bring more awareness on the subject. They are hoping to have some employers and businesses to participate in the event.
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.
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, 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 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.
Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.
This concert is ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/TripPlanner.aspx.
In partnership with Festival de las Flores, two outstanding performers of the symphonic music of the Antioquia Region in Colombia, pianist Teresita Gómez and soprano Delcy Yanet Estrada, present a special repertoire, for the intercultural community of New York as part of the Flower Festival.
DATE: SAT | JUNE 30 | 8 PM | CONCERT
PRE-SHOW BOOK SIGNING AT 6 PM
Reinaldo Spitaletta, journalist, writer and professor presents his latest book “The Ballad of an Old Teenager” that portrays the reality and fiction of the culture and society of the late twentieth century in Medellín.
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (Teens 13-19 free with ID)
SENIORS, SENIORS & MORE SENIORS! Gather People 4 Music invites seniors for an hour of moving, singing, dancing, healing and having fun while listening to music from the 1930s to current.
From the Dorsey & Doobie Brothers, Celia and Tito, Motown Old and New, Jazz, Chinese Mandarin, Latin – it will cover it all!
A new partnership with the Colombian Flower Festival, with Circus Arts, Theater, and Music featuring Colombian groups SADEP and Polichinela. Working with “Silleteros” artists from Colombia, all ages will enjoy hands-on Silleta making and Colombian flower displays. Flowers and materials provided.
DATE: SUN | JULY 1 | 12-5 PM | SHOW & WORKSHOP
Tickets: FREE (with online RSVP HERE)