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The Quintet of the Americas will present A Celebration of Queens Composers on Saturday, March 23 – 2:00 PM at the Flushing Branch of Queens Library, 41-17 Main Street in Flushing, New York.

The program will feature woodwind quintets by Beata Moon (a resident of Forest Hills) and James Cohn (who lives in Douglaston), The Stuff of Comets by Dylan Glatthorn (Astoria), tangos by Christopher Caliendo (Jackson Heights) and the premiere of a new work based on Tibetan influence by Xinyan Li of Flushing.

The concert will also feature music by past Queens residents including jazz by Louis Armstrong (whose house is in Corona), rags by Scott Joplin (who lived his last years in Queens), Pavanne by Pulitzer Prize-winner Morton Gould (who grew up in Richmond Hill), music from the Harry Potter films by Academy Award-winner John Williams (born in Flushing) and William Grant Still's theme song for the 1939 Worlds Fair.

The March 23 concert is free and open to the public. For more event information, call 718-661-1200 or visit concert is ADA accessible. For MTA transportation information, visit

Internationally known Quintet of the Americas is Queens’ own premiere woodwind quintet. Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, the Quintet has specialized in bringing music from the Western hemisphere to audiences in the United States since its arrival in New York in 1979. The group has enjoyed an international career that has taken them to concert halls throughout the Americas and Eastern Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and the Library of Congress. Members of the Quintet are Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Nicholas Gallas, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Maureen Strenge, bassoon. They are currently in residence in The Department of Music and Performing Arts in The Steinhardt School at New York University. Visit their website at and become their friend at

These programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, the Meet the Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund, and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Special thanks to the Hon. Helen Marshall, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.

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