Quintet of the Americas Comes to Rockaway

TIME: Saturday, June 10th, 12:00-2:00 PM
LOCATION: RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

Join Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and the Quintet of the Americas for Winds of Change, an environmental concert.

The June 10th concert will feature the World Premieres of Bruce Odland's World Winds and Kevin James's Rockaway Beach - Winter 2017, both commissioned by theQuintet in response to Hurricane Sandy and the Rockaways.

Bruce Odland has devised a musical game for the Quintet and audience to react to the Earth's air currents in real time as projected visually so everyone can be involved. Kevin James has recorded samples of sounds collected in the Rockaways including bird songs, surf, jets from JFK, and underwater sounds. He has combined these with musical parts for the quintet in an evocative piece. Mr. James worked in collaboration with RWA's Shore Corps high school interns who assisted in the collection of the field recordings.   

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

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