2014 Queens New Music Festival Line Up

Saturday, May 10 @ 7:30pm*

Musica Reginae: New Music Composer’s Forum II Purchase Tickets

Friday, May 16 @ 8pm

Face The Music: Teen New Music Riot! Purchase Tickets

Saturday, May 17

2pm Eight Strings & a Whistle Purchase Tickets
4pm H2 Quartet Purchase Tickets
6pm Duo RoMiFlute Loops Purchase Tickets
8pm Ghost Ensemble Purchase Tickets

Sunday, May 18

2pm Composers Concordance Purchase Tickets
4pm TAK Ensemble Purchase Tickets
6pm Trio Kavak Purchase Tickets

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*This year, RAM is joined by Musica Reginae Productions to widen the festival’s reach to even more of Queens, turning it into a borough-wide celebration of new music. Musica Reginae will present a concert of new works by by Samuel Adler, Richard Carrick, Zahra Partovi, Daniel Felsenfeld, Sunny Knable, and RAM’s own David Schober as performed by the HiLo Duo and the Musica Reginae players. The concert takes place at The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, NY 11375. For tickets, visit musicreginae.org or call (718) 894-2178.

Meet the QNMF 2014 Participants: Face The Music

Face the Music is the only teen ensemble in the U.S. dedicated to the creation and performance of music by living composers. In residence at Kaufman Music Center, Face the Music has taken its place as a full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, rapidly becoming what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: Eight Strings & a Whistle

  Committed to expanding the repertoire for the unique combination of flute, viola and cello, Eight Strings & a Whistle has been captivating audiences throughout the Northeast since 1998.  They collaborate regularly with composers from all over the US, premiering multiple works. For the 2014 QNMF, Eight Strings & a Whistle presents a program showcasing …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: H2 Quartet

Declared “an ensemble to watch for years to come” by the American Record Guide, the award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002.  A dynamic and innovative chamber ensemble, h2 constantly seeks to defy perceptions and expectations of the saxophone. h2 takes advantage of the great expressive capacity of their instrument by programming traditional, avant-garde, minimalist, and …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: Duo RoMi

Duo RoMi is a New York‐based flute and piano ensemble, dedicated to presenting innovative programs that combine classical repertoire with contemporary and newly commissioned works. Formed in the fall of 2008, the duo has performed at the Music in Midtown series in New York City, Princeton Sound Kitchen, CUNY New Music Festival, and for two summers as part …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: Ghost Ensemble

Ghost Ensemble seeks to create experiential music.  We see the greatest music as a transcendent bridge between worlds; such music is naturally experienced sensually and intuitively rather than intellectually.  It is fulfilling because it moves beyond informing, entertaining, or “interesting” our minds and creates a complete experience.  Thus, rather than focusing on a particular time …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: Comp Cord Ensemble

 Composers Concordance is a presenting organization for contemporary music with a 31-year-history of producing concerts in New York City. They strive to present music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. Directors Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Milica Paranosic, together with Founding Directors Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, curate programs, and lead the …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: TAK Ensemble

TAK is a New York based chamber group dedicated to the collaborative exploration and creation of new music. Comprised of soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, and electronics TAK’s collective energy brings an almost telepathic connection and immense dedication to new works and emerging composers. Sunday, May 18 @ 4pm Purchase Tickets     TAK’s QNMF performance …

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Meet the 2014 QNMF Participants: KAVAK Trio

RAM and Trio Kavak team up at QNMF to present In the New Sun, an evening of 21st century works written for flute, viola, and harp. Three world premieres by RAM composers David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, and Wang Jie will be heard along with music by RAM’s call for scores winner Christopher Dietz and guest composer Mark Fromm from the Pittsburgh composers’ collective Alia Musica. Trio Kavak …

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