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Quintet of the Americas Presents Americans in Paris and Back Again Concert
Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Duration: 2 hours
Calendar: Member Calendar
Categories: Community / Non-Profit Events
Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/events/180543045914179/
Contact: Queens Library at Flushing, 718-661-1200, email

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, 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. The April 15 event is free and open to the public.

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