The 7th annual Queens New Music Festival (QNMF) continues its diverse cross-section programming of contemporary music from this side of the world and beyond. On May 16 The RAM Players present five new string quartets by QCNMG student composers. The opening concert on May 17 features distinguished guest artists Vladimir Valjarević and Mirna Lekić on piano, David Lisker on violin, Tali Roth on guitar, and RAM’s own Kate Dillingham on cello in a terrific program entitled “Four Decades of Exploration” including works by George CRUMB, Arvo PÄRT, Thomas ADÈS, Fazil SAY, Lowell LIBERMANN, Astor PIAZZOLLA, and Fernando OTERO. There will be a reception to follow. The fun continues through May 20 with performances by a stellar line-up of ensembles and proposal winners, The Bowers-Fader Duo, icarus Quartet, percussionist Zack Baltich, pianist David Holzman, The Blagoeva-Massicotte Duo & The New Music for Strings Festival, and The Resurgam Quartet performing works by contemporary music legends such as George PERLE and Steve REICH; established and emerging composers such as Andy AKIHO, Seth BOUSTEAD, Brad LUBMAN, John MACKEY, and more. The grand finale, “RAM Trio Expo” is a concert of new music for clarinet, violin, and piano featuring RAM’s 2018 Call for Scores winner, Croatian composer Ivan BOŽIČEVIĆ, along with guest composer Katherine HOOVER, a solo work by Joji YUASA, and new works by RAM composers David FETHEROLF, Gilbert GALINDO, and Frances WHITE.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018: 8pm, Kick-off Concert: Queens College New Music Groupwith the RAM Players String Quartet
Thursday, May 17, 2018: 8pm, Opening Night: Four Decades of Exploration
featuring distinguished Guest Artists
Saturday, May 19, 2018: 3pm, Percussionist Zack Baltich
Saturday, May 19, 2018: 5pm, Pianist David Holzman with cellist Franklin Verbsky and oboist Joan Dawidziak
Saturday, May 19, 2018: 8pm, The Blagoeva-Massicotte Duo & The New Music for Strings Festival
Sunday, May 20, 2018: 2pm, The Resurgam Quartet
Sunday, May 20, 2018: 5pm, RAM Trio Expo
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