The Oratorio Society Queens (OSQ) will celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday by presenting “Chichester Psalms” and other Bernstein favorites. You will be transported with his stunningly beautiful, melodic, and joyously rhythmic masterpiece – a musical depiction of the composer’s hope for brotherhood and peace. Selections from the best of America’s musical heritage are also featured – reflecting the wide range of music that is the American Choral Experience – with Maestro David Close and OSQ’s orchestra, The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens.
Guest artist: Jerry Korobow
Pre-Concert Day Tickets are $35; $30 for seniors (62+) and students with ID; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult. Tickets on the day of the concert will be $40 at the box office; $10 for children (12 and under) accompanied by an adult.
Photo credit: Adriana Lopetrone Photography
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.
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 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.
This event is open to the public, but you must pay Garden admission. Admission cost: $6 Adults; $4 Seniors; $4 Students with ID; $2 Children (ages 4-12); free for Children 3 and under and free for Members. Seating is limited; first-come, first-served.
The Queens Youth Music Festival or QYMFest, is the premier one-day, open-air live concert event for families in Queens NY. Presented by Prototype Music, the festivals mission is to celebrate the arts with music and dance performances by about a twenty up-and-coming artists and community groups alongside more established regional performers. QYMFest is dedicated to inspiring young talent from Queens and the surrounding neighborhoods to unite as one artistic community.
QYMFest will give attendees the opportunity to appreciate youth expression in Hip-Hop, American Folk, Jazz, Pop and Cultural Music. In addition to live performances, QYMFest will feature a number of fun-filled activities and demonstrations, including: visual arts, sports, and dance workshops; concessions; youth awards; fan meet-ups and outdoor games. As in the previous festivals, many of our brand partners will be onsite for generous giveaways. Some of our brand partners will be onsite to distribute their generous giveaways, as in prior years. Neighborhood-based vendors and entrepreneurs will be also present to showcase their products and services.
Early bird special, VIP reservations and birthday packages available.
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.
YOUR MID-WEEK RESCUE: C’mon down to JOE’S GARAGE on Wednesday nights for a cold one and the local HUMPDAY OPEN MIC showcase. CALLING ALL GUITAR HEROES & HEROINES: bring your Axe & Your Amp and cum shred like u mean it while your groupies shoot a game of pool in the new local house of Rock N’ Roll. #4thoseabouttorockwesaluteyou #UknowUwannaPlaySoPlay
Sundays beginning September 9th, 2018
See the Community page on Calpulli’s website for class availability and times!
Community classes in dance and music are led by Calpulli’s Teaching Artists and hosted at professional dance studios in Queens, Staten Island, Red Bank (NJ), and New Rochelle. The program, for both children and adults are focused on folkloric dance and musical traditions of Mexico. The training incorporates lessons in history, fundamentals in dance and music, teamwork, and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. The program is by voluntary donation for youth and low cost for adults. Everyone is invited to this unique arts experience made up of fun, movement, music, and learning. Follow Calpulli Community on Facebook for updates, and learn more about youth and adult classes below!
Las clases comunitarias de danza y música son dirigidas por los artistas de enseñanza de Calpulli y toman lugar en los estudios profesionales de baile en Queens, Staten Island, Red Bank, y New Rochelle. El programa, tanto para niños como para adultos, se centra en la danza folclórica y las tradiciones musicales de México. El entrenamiento incorpora lecciones de historia, fundamentos en danza y música, trabajo en equipo, y apoya un estilo de vida saludable y activo. El programa es por donación voluntaria para jóvenes y bajo costo para adultos. Todos están invitados a esta experiencia artística única compuesta de diversión, movimiento, música y aprendizaje. ¡Sigue a la Comunidad Calpulli en Facebook para obtener actualizaciones y aprende más sobre las clases de jóvenes y adultos a continuación!
Join in Donna Gaines and Tom Smucker as they discuss their two books Why The Ramones Matter and Why the Beach Boys Matter.
“Donna speaks for me and every one of us who found our salvation in the only band that really mattered to the outsider in us all.” —CJ RAMONE
“Smucker’s mix of unabashed fanboy enthusiasm with razor-sharp analysis makes him the perfect teller of this story.” –Marc Ribot, guitarist
Donna Gaines is the author of Teenage Wasteland and A Mis t’s Manifesto. She has written for Rolling Stone, MS, the Village Voice, Spin, Newsday and Salon. Since 2013, she has taught social science, music, youth and community studies at Empire State College of the State University of New York.
Tom Smucker has written rock criticism for Creem, Fusion, Rolling Stone, and the Village Voice.