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Sunday, January 21, 2018, 11:00 AM

Music for Autism

Percussia presents a program of interactive music for individuals with autism and their families. Sponsored by Music for Autism.

Third Street Music Settlement
235 E. 11th St.
Manhattan

free admission

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Saturday, June 1, 2018, 2:00 PM

Music by Women Composers

Percussia presents a concert of recently written works by a team of innovative millennial women composers for percussion, flute, viola and harp. Alexis Lamb's Murmurations is a sonic description of the swirling/flocking cloud patterns of birds in flight, while the composer's Sacred Spirits was inspired by Native American spirituality. From New York with Love by Wang Jie pays homage to the MTA with the characteristic startup sounds made by the R-142A subway car, which also coincidentally comprise the melodic theme from the song "Maria" in West Side Story. And Kimberly Osberg's Defined by Darkness uses the thumping beats of Latin Reggaeton music to explore themes related to darkness.

Musicians:
Ingrid Gordon & Frank Cassara, percussion
Susan Jolles, harp
Margaret Lancaster, flute
Ljova, viola

Queens Library
Central Branch (Auditorium)
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432

free admission

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Friday, June 21, 5:00 PM

MakeMusicNY

This immigration and transportation-themed outdoor concert will highlight two works by Jackson Heights composers: Immigrant Dream by Carlo Nicolau, and International Express by Quentin Chiappetta. Rounding out the program will be To NY with Love by Wang Jie, and a spoken word monologue about the MTA by Victoria DeVaney.

Performers:
Ingrid Gordon & Frank Cassara, percussion
Susan Jolles, harp
Margaret Lancaster, flute
Ljova, viola
Victoria DeVaney, spoken word

MakeMusicNY
Diversity Plaza
37th Road @ Broadway
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

free admission; rain or shine

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Saturday, June 22, 3:00 PM

Drums Around the World

Let Percussia take you on a musical trip around the world using percussion and rhythm.

Queens Library
Jackson Heights Branch
35-51 81 Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Performers
Ingrid Gordon, Frank Cassara, Eric Phinney and Bill Ruyle, percussion

free admission

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Percussia's programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Additional funding is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and by the generous contributions of individual donors.