Enjoy free live music in the Gantry Plaza State Park featuring The Chuck Braman Quintet, which draws inspiration from the brilliantly inventive compositions of trumpeter Kenny Dorham, saxophonist Joe Henderson and others featured on classic Blue Note recordings of the 1960s.
Everyone is welcome to take part in fun, open performances of the Requiems of Mozart and Brahms.
Our Lady of Mercy Church in Forest Hills will host two Summer Sings this August, inaugurating an exciting new tradition in our borough. On Thursday August 16, David Close and Ben Arendsen will conduct the Mozart “Requiem,” and on Thursday August 23 Ronnie Oliver Jr. will conduct the Brahms “Requiem.” Musical scores will be provided. Admission payable at the door.
Summer Sings are open performances of major choral works. They are a chance for anyone who enjoys singing to join a rousing community event. Leading local conductors guide an impromptu choir through some of the most iconic works of choral literature.
Our Lady of Mercy Church (www.mercyhills.org) enjoys abundant free street parking, elevator access for the less mobile, and excellent air conditioning, as well as being convenient to mass transit (E or F subway, Forest Hills LIRR and the Q23 bus). It is close to highways, and convenient for all of Queens, as well as Nassau county and other NYC boroughs.
The Forest Hills Choir (www.fhchoir.org), a local community choir, sponsors Summer Sings in Queens, in partnership with The Oratorio Society of Queens (www.queensoratorio.org) and Schola Sine Nomine. Go to sponsor’s websites, or contact email@example.com for more information.
World premiere of “A Voice for the Voiceless,” new work by composer Landon Knoblock, inspired by and created with the voices of youth in NYC public schools who experience homelessness and housing instability. Composed around children’s voices, “A Voice for the Voiceless” acts as a collection of vignettes, framing their stories in a mix of rock, electronic jazz, and hip-hop.