Music in the Garden

Music in the Garden


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Past 2017 Performances

Chai Found Music Workshop (Chinese Chamber Music)
Saturday, May 27, 3:30 to 4:30pm • Free with Admission
QBG is proud to welcome the Chai Found Music Workshop (CFMW) to kick off the 2017 Music in the Garden series. CFMW is one of the most highly esteemed sizhu (Chinese chamber music) ensembles in the world. As a cultural envoy for Taiwan, the group performs contemporary classical music as well as traditional Chinese and Taiwanese music in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Sponsored by Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York.

Quintet of the Americas (Woodwind, Classical)
Sunday, June 18, 2 to 4pm • Free with Admission • Seating is limited—first come, first served.
Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet, performs “Winds of Change,” a concert about the environment with ragtime, jazz, and contemporary music, and poetry about the Earth by American transcendentalists Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

NYC Ska Orchestra (Big-Band Ska, Reggae & Jazz)
Sunday, July 16, 4 to 5:30pm • Free with Admission
NYC Ska Orchestra’s 18-piece big band will bring its bold new sound, strikingly original compositions, and reggae and jazz arrangements to the Garden!

Samba New York! (Samba, Brazilian Popular Music)
Saturday, August 5, 4 to 5pm • Free with Admission
Jam with Samba New York! as they perform and dance to joyful
music inspired by the famous samba schools of the Rio Carnaval in

Ustad Shafaat Khan
Saturday, October 21, 3:30 to 5pm • Free with Admission
Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan is a world-renowned Indian classical musician who has performed with Stevie Wonder and has  released three historic CDs produced by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Enjoy Maestro Khan’s blend of Indian classical and folk music as he is joined by his fusion group “East Meets West” and presents music that reflects heritage that can be traced back to the sixteenth

Supporting Programs on Saturday, October 21:

1 to 4pm • Henna Art by Henna Darling
Walk away with your own henna design painted on your hand for $5-10.

1pm & 2:30pm • Henna Demonstrations
Learn the botanical and cultural importance of henna and how it is prepared.

2 to 4pm • Activity Table