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CANCELLED: Concerts at Noon: Quintet of the Americas

The York College Program presents the Quintet of the Americas in a free concert at York College.
  • What music Music Performing Arts Performing and Fine Arts employee employee featured student student featured performing arts center Feature Performing Arts Center Performing Arts Center
  • When Mar 24, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (America/New_York / UTC-400)
  • Where Lobby, Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center
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This event has been cancelled.


The Music Program presents Quintet of the Americas as part of the 2019-20 Concerts at Noon series. Free and open to the public.

The program features James Cohn’s Klezmer Fantasy and music by Lembit Beecher and Harold Gutiérrez from the group’s Memory Project, music inspired by stories of Queens (NY) seniors. The program will also include Manahatta Windows by Robert Deemer, commissioned for the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson sailing up the Hudson River, Echoes from a Distant Land by José Raul Bernardo and dances from Colombia and Cuba.

A poster to promote the Quintet of the Americas concert at York College.


Founded in Bogota, Colombia in 1976, Quintet of the Americas has specialized in bringing music from the Western hemisphere to audiences in the United States since its arrival in New York in 1979. The group has enjoyed an international career that has taken them to concert halls throughout the Americas and Eastern Europe, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, and the Library of Congress. Members are Karla Moe, flute, Matt Sullivan, oboe, Ben Baron, clarinet, Barbara Oldham, horn and Sasha Gee Enegren, bassoon. Visit their website at and become their friend at 

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how NEA grants impact individuals and communities, visit This program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding comes from The Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation. Special thanks to the Hon. Sharon Lee, Acting Borough President of Queens, and the Queens Delegation to the New York City Council.