Queens New Music FestivalRandom Access Music Contact & Press Tickets: David Fetherolf firstname.lastname@example.org ram-nyc.org/contact FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Through May 14, 2019 Random Access Music (RAM) presents THE EIGHTH ANNUAL QUEENS NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL May 14-19, 2019 at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY In twelve concerts over six days RAM celebrates new music rooted in the contemporary concert music tradition as well as convergent music from experimental jazz, world, and other musical spheres. The festival features over 50 composers and over 40 performers. The Queens New Music Festival (QNMF) is a showcase for new music in Queens and the greater NYC area. The 6-day festival features works created and performed by the RAM collective, as well as invited guests and proposal winners, celebrating the diversity of styles and voices in new music today. Each year RAM conducts an anonymous Call for Scores and the winning composition is featured at the QNMF. 2019 concert proposal winners are: the Carpe Diem String Quartet, violinist Kinga Augustyn, the ÆON Ensemble, the music of José Luis Greco, the Iktus Duo, pianist Ju-Ping Song, and the Naked Eye Ensemble. Kathleen Supové, one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile pianists, headlines the 2019 QNMF. Ms. Supové performs on Saturday, May 18th at 8pm in, “At Home In My Skin,” a program that includes premieres by John King, Paula Matthusen, Howie Kenty, Jay Derderian, and Richard Belcastro. Music to be heard at the festival includes works by contemporary music legends, such as: Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, David Lang, Olivier Messiaen, Ned Rorem, Joan Tower, Julia Wolfe, Isang Yun, and Frank Zappa, as well as works by established and emerging composers such as: Rusty Banks, Korine Fujiwara, Alexandra Gardner, José Luis Greco, Nicole Lizée, Jessica Meyer, Lois Vierk, Randall Woolf, and Rain Worthington; and RAM composers Seth Boustead, David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, and Frances White. The May 17 concert at 8pm features Joan Tower’s “Rising”, for flute and string quartet, in honor of her 80th birthday season. This concert also presents RAM’s 2019 Call for Scores winners, Nicolai Jacobsen and Niloufar Nourbakhsh. The festival concludes on Sunday, May 19 with a performance of music by Ned Rorem and Olivier Messiaen’s iconic “Quatuor Pour le Fin du Temps”, featuring RAM players RAM players clarinetist Thomas Piercy, violinist Laura Jean Goldberg, cellist Kate Dillingham, and pianist Marija Ilic. VIEW ALL PERFORMANCES: https://ram-nyc.org/events-and-performances/ TICKET INFORMATION Individual tickets: General/Student/12 and under: $20/$15/Free Tuesday Pass: $30.00 Friday Pass: $30.00 Saturday Pass: $30.00 Sunday Pass: $45.00 All Festival Pass: $120 To purchase tickets for individual concerts, or seek more information, visit https://ram-nyc.org/project/queens-new-music-festival 2019 QUEENS NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Tuesday, May 14 at 6pm Carpe Diem String Quartet: “From the Sands of Persia to Montana ‘Newgrass’” Tuesday, May 14 at 8pm RAM Presents: “Combo Bend” Wednesday, May 15 RAM Presents: “Spirituals & Art Songs” Thursday, May 16 at 8pm Kinga Augustyn: “Exposed 20th and 21st Century Unaccompanied Violin” Friday, May 17 at 6pm ÆON Ensemble: “Songs Are Sung” Friday, May 17 at 8pm RAM Presents: “Consortium” Saturday, May 18 at 5:30pm Nelson Ojeda Presents: “The Once and Future New Yorker, the Music of José Luis Greco” Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm Iktus Duo: “Sceiron” Saturday, May 18 at 8pm Kathleen Supové: “At Home In My Skin” Sunday, May 19 at 2pm Ju-Ping Song: “All Varieties of Existence” Sunday, May 19 at 5pm NakedEye Ensemble: “Beating Back Boring Production Deadlines” Sunday, May 19 at 7pm RAM Presents: “Episodes & The End of Time” Music of Rorem and Messiaen. RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC Random Access Music (RAM) is an active collective of composers and performers, based in New York City, presenting a wide array of contemporary music from the Americas. Since its inception in 2005, RAM has premiered more than 100 works in intimate and formal settings throughout the metropolitan area. RAM further expands the presence of living composers’ music to new audiences through the annual Queens New Music Festival.
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