Quintet Of The Americas Will Play At Queens Botanical Garden
The Quintet of the Americas will give a concert on Sunday, June 17, 2:30 p.m. at the Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. This event is presented in cooperation with the Latin American Cultural Center of Queens, which is under the direction of Nayibe Berger.
The Birds in the Garden program will feature music inspired by birds from the U.S., Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil. Music will include Judah Adashi’s “Song of the Birds” from “Songs and Dances of Macondo”, James Cohn’s “Goldfinch Variations”, Amy Rubin’s “Trois Oiseaux”, Charlie Parker’s “Yardbird Suite,” songs by Gaudencio Thiago de Mello, Heitor Villa-Lobos’ “Song of the Dove”, Jose Barros’ “El Picaflor”, “Pajarito que Canta”, and “Tico Tico”.
Organic percussionist Thiago de Mello is a special guest. A native of the Brazilian Amazon, he will be playing his many instruments made from items found in nature.
This concert is part of the Summer Solstice Festival at the Garden. Before the concert, you can take a bird-nature walk at 11 a.m., hear storytelling at 1 p.m. and make a bird feeder at 2 p.m.
The concert is included with Garden admission. For more event information, call the Queens Botanical Garden at 718-886-3800, or visit the Quintet’s Web site at www.quintet.org/concerts.html.