2016 Queens New Music Festival Line Up

The fifth annual Queens New Music Festival will take place from May 19‐22, 2016; the kick-off concert on May 19th will be held at the Church-in-the-Gardens (50 Ascan Ave, Forest Hills, Queens) and the remaining festival performances will be held at The Secret Theatre Main Stage (44‐02 23rd Street, Long Island City, Queens). The 
mission 
of 
the
 festival 
is 
to
 promote 
new
 music 
in
 Queens 
by
 focusing
 on
 the
 wealth 
of 
composers, musicians,
and
 ensembles
 living 
and working 
in
 Queens,
 as
 well
 as 
highlighting
 artists
 from 
other
 parts
 of
 New
 York 
City and
 the 
country.

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00pm*

Musica Reginae: Makoto Nakura, marimba

Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 8pm

Random Access Music: Sojourns in Song featuring guitarist Nadav Lev, baritone Seth Gilman, soprano Risa Renae Harman, and mezzo-soprano Tammy Coil of the RAM Players

Saturday, May 21, 2016

3pm Pianist Sophia Vastek & pianist/composer Michael Harrison
5pm Exceptet
8pm Griffin-Beeferman Duo

Sunday, May 22, 2016

1pm Iktus+
3pm Vox n Plux
5pm [Switch~ Ensemble]

Just added! Sound installation by Hans Tammen: “Methods Of Expansion And Contraction” (2016) throughout the festival at the Secret Theatre.

* The kick-off concert will be held at the Church-in-the-Gardens, Forest Hills, Queens. All other concerts will be held at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, Queens. 

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Sound Installation by Hans Tammen

Just added!  Hans Tammen: Methods Of Expansion And Contraction (2016)  The Queens New Music Festival will showcase a sound installation by Hans Tammen throughout the festival at the Secret Theatre, “Methods Of Expansion And Contraction.”   Hans Tammen: “Methods Of Expansion And Contraction” (2016) Hans Tammen – www.tammen.org – creates sounds that have been described as …

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QNMF & Musica Reginae Present: Makoto Nakura, marimba

QNMF & Musica Reginae Present: Makoto Nakura, marimba QNMF Kick-off Concert Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00pm The Church in the Gardens, Forest Hills, Queens Musica Reginae Productions in collaboration with Random Access Music (RAM) present the kick-off event for the 5th Annual Queens Music Festival on Thursday evening, May 19th at 8pm. Featuring internationally-acclaimed artists …

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QNMF 2016: RAM presents “Sojourns in Song”

Random Access Music Presents:  Sojourns in Song Friday, May 20, 2016, 8:00pm Big Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens RAM presents its final program of the season exploring 21st century vocal works performed by the RAM Players featuring guitarist Nadav Lev, soprano Risa Renae Harman, mezzo soprano Tammy Coil, and baritone Seth Gilman. New works …

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Meet the QNMF 2016 Participants: Sophia Vastek & Michael Harrison

                                  Sophia Vastek & Michael Harrison* Saturday, May 21, 2016, 3:00pm Big Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens Pianist Sophia Subbayya Vastek and pianist/composer Michael Harrison join forces in a collaborative program as part of the Queens New Music …

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Meet the QNMF 2016 Participants: Exceptet

Exceptet Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5:00pm Big Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens Fresh off their Manhattan debut at Ecstatic Music Festival, Exceptet is bringing the sounds of some of today’s most compelling emerging composers. Purchase tickets here. Music to be heard on this afternoon: Protosaurus by Brian Petuch 
Polar Carnival by ­ Fay Wang Lag by ­Brooks …

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Meet the QNMF 2016 Participants: Griffin-Beeferman Duo

Griffin-Beeferman Duo Tunnel Visions Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8:00pm Big Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens New York-based violist Stephanie Griffin and composer/pianist Gordon Beeferman present an eclectic duo recital of new music from Colombia, Mexico, and the United States, much of which blurs the boundaries between composed and improvised traditions and practices. A highlight …

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Meet the QNMF Participants: Iktus Percussion, featuring the members of Iktus+

Iktus Percussion, featuring the members of Iktus+* Sonic Pairings and Explorations   Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:00pm Presenting a diverse range of young and established composers, based in NYC and abroad, the members of Iktus+ explore, in various combinations, mixed ensemble pieces featuring, piano, electric and classical guitar, saxophone, flute, and percussion. The eclectic instrumentation is paired …

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Meet the QNMF 2016 Participants: Vox n Plux

Vox n Plux* Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00pm Big Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens Vox n Plux presents the world premiere of a piece written for them by David Claman. Also included on the program are recent works written for Vox n Plux, including pieces by noted composers William Anderson, Laurie San Martin, Robert Pollock, …

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