Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

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Music in the Garden: Quintet of the Americas

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Included in Garden Admission

Quintet of the Americas, Queens-based woodwind quintet, presents a rich program inspired by nature to celebrate spring featuring Ala Arusha – Mother Earth, a new commission by Shanyse Strickland, Summer Music by Samuel Barber, Hudson Valley Quintet by Chris Kaufman using live music and recorded sounds from nature, plus other works inspired from the USA and Brazil.

This event takes place indoors in the Visitor & Administration Building Auditorium.

Advance registration recommended; walk-ins welcome upon availability. Limited capacity. 

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Free; included in garden admission: Adults $6; Seniors (age 62+) $4; Students with ID $4; Individuals with Disabilities $4; Children (ages 4 to 12) $2; Children (3 and under) FREE; Members – FREE*

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More about the Program & Quintet of the Americas

Works on the program will include Ala Arusha – Mother Earth by Shanyse Strickland, Summer Music by Samuel Barber, Hudson Valley Quintet by Christopher Kaufman, Three Nature Walks by Alexandra Molnar-Suhaida, Earth Song by Frank Ticheli, and Suite Popular Brasileira by Julio Medaglia

Performers will be Kim O’Hare Bonacorsa, flute; Matt Sullivan, oboe; David Valbuena, clarinet; Barbara Oldham, horn; and Alexander Davis, bassoon.

Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, Quintet of the Americas 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. Visit their website at and become their friend at Quintet photos are available at

These programs are supported by The New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. The programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and generous individuals. Special thanks to the Hon. Donovan Richards, Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.


Sunday, May 21, 2023
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Included in Garden Admission
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