Three Miniatures for Wind Quintet performed Three Times in Queens on January 25 & 26

The Quintet of the Americas will perform my Three Miniatures for Wind Quintet, which was inspired by the poetry of Juan Ramon Jiménez on:

Monday, January 25 , 2010 at 10:00AM
Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center, Susan Shafer, Director
221-15 Horace Harding Boulevard, Bayside, NY

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 11:00AM
Salvation Army Center of Queens
86-07 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights

Tuesday January 26, 2010 at 1:00PM
Community Mediation Services
89-64 163rd Street, Jamaica

The quintet will be joined by singer Chris Vasquez on a program that includes Souvenir de Puerto Rico by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Danzón from the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein, Aires Tropicales by Paquito D’Rivera, Volver by Carlos Gardel with lyrics by Alfredo LePera, Naranjo en flor by Virgilio Exposito with lyrics by Homero Exposito, Marsias by Mario Lavista, works from the quintet’s CD Dancing in Colombia, and several Argentinian tangos.

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CBG2_WPRKOriginally from New York, Charles Griffin returned to the U.S. in 2010 to take a position at Florida's Full Sail University as course director of Advanced Music Composition in their MPBS program, after spending 5 years living and working in Latvia. His compositions and arrangements have been performed at festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, Brazil, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

He is also a radio show host on 91.5 WPRK FM. His show Zero Crossings incorporates live interviews with composers, conductors and performers with a focus on the local contemporary art music scene.

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