The fourth annual Queens New Music Festival will take place from May 13‐17, 2015; the kick-off concert on May 13th 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.
All-access festival passes are $60; Saturday or Sunday one-day passes are $30; single tickets for individual performances are $20, except for the Church-in-the-Gardens kick-off concert, where tickets will be sold in advanced (no door sales) for $25 at https://musicareginae.org/current_season.php. To purchase tickets for performances on May 14-17 at the Secret Theatre, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1456794.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 7:30pm*
Musica Reginae: Face the Music with The Kronos Quartet: Road Trip
Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 8pm**
Lost Dog New Music Ensemble: John Luther Adams: The Light Within
Friday, May 15, 2015 @ 8pm
Random Access Music & Iktus Percussion: Realms of Darkness and Light
Saturday, May 16, 2015
3pm Eco-Music Big Band: Resistance/Tradition
5pm Giacomo Baldelli & OOOPStudio: NIDRA
8pm Percussia: Twang & Bang: Music for Harps and Lots of Percussion
Sunday, May 17, 2015
**The Lost Dog New Music Ensemble John Luther Adams concert on Thursday, May 14th is part of the American Composers Forum’s National Composer Night Out that will be connected to a tapestry of events to foster a sense of community for the composers and others who create music in the area, along with fans of new music who support and attend concerts. A celebration will follow the concert at The Beast Next Door [4251 27th Street, Long Island City] at 10pm. Join us for music, community, and to celebrate the festival!