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March, 2015

Flushing

Songs in the key of freedom

This past weekend, Lefrak Concert Hall resonated with the messages of forgiveness, reconciliation and understanding as two of South Africa’s musical icons, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, celebrated two decades since the end of apartheid. Comment.

February, 2015

Corona

Jazz musician Clark Terry, former Queens resident, left his mark

Jazz giant and educator Clark Terry, a renowned trumpeter and flugelhorn playerwho lived in Queens and worked with numerous musicians in the borough, died over the weekend at the age of 94 in Pine Bluff, Ark. Comments (1).
Little Neck

Little Neck concert series brings Manhattan to NE Queens

After arriving in New York from Minsk, Belarus, by way of Cologne, Germany, classically trained pianist Nina Siniakova toiled as a human jukebox on a grand piano. Comments (1).

January, 2015

Flushing

Queens Symphony Orchestra director steps down

After eight years at the podium, Queens Symphony Orchestra Music Director Constantine Kitsopoulos has announced his resignation, effective immediately. Comment.
Rockaway Park

School of rock teaches kids how to jam

What started with a single teacher bringing music to a San Francisco Bay area classroom has mushroomed into a movement providing instruments and instruction to more than 300,000 students across the country. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing Town Hall ends 2014 on a high note

At Flushing Town Hall the old year rang out with the sounds of a new trumpet icon during the final performance of the cultural center’s 2014 Jazz series. Comment.
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