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Ensemble 365 to Perform at the 2015 Queens New Music Festival

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to share that Ensemble 365, consisting of Graduate Center Music performance students and alumni Alice Jones, Mary Hubbell and Karen Rostron, Marta Bedkowska and Mirna Lekić, has been selected to perform at the 2015 Queens New Music Festival. The performance will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015,  at 3:00pm, in the Big Secret Theatre in Long Island City, Queens. The title of program is “Eastern Currents: Contemporary Music of Asia,”  featuring chamber and solo works by composers from Azerbaijan (Franghiz Ali-Zadeh), China (Bun-Ching Lam and Bright Sheng), India (Ravi Shankar), Iran (Ramin Heydarbeygi), Japan (Toru Takemitsu), and Taiwan (Ming-Hsiu Yen).

The Program will include:

Three Watercolors by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
Autumn Sounds by Bun-Ching Lam
From far beyond Chrysanthemums and November Fog by Toru Takemitsu
Sonata for cello and piano by Ravi Shankar
Music for Piano by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh
Three Chinese Love Songs by Bright Sheng
Kuang Tsao by Ming-Hsiu Yen
Aramesh by Ramin Heydarbeygi

About Ensemble 365:

Ensemble 365 (Marta Bedkowska, cello/ Mary Hubbell, soprano/ Alice Jones, flute/ Mirna Lekić, piano/ Karen Rostron, violin) is a quintet founded in 2012 at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Its members, who met as doctoral students at their alma mater, perform regularly in concert halls and festivals in the US and abroad. Collectively they have, as individuals and as collaborators, commissioned, premiered, and recorded over 150 new works by living composers. The ensemble presents themed concerts, combining both new and standard chamber and solo repertoire.

Ensemble 365 is a 2015 QNMF call for proposals winner.

For tickets, see: http://queensnewmusicfestival.org/?p=602

For more information about Marta Bedkowska, see: 
http://qcpages.qc.cuny.edu/music/faculty/marta-bedkowska

For more information about Mary Hubbell, see: http://maryhubbell.com/

For more information about Alice Jones, see: http://www.alicehjones.com/

For more information about Mirna Lekić, see: http://www.mirnalekic.com/

For more information about Karen Rostron, see: http://www.msmnyc.edu/FacultyBio/FID/1020004986

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