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Music in the Garden 2012
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Music in the Garden 2012

The Gift of Wisdom Performance
Saturday, September 15, beginning at 2pm on the Cherry Circle
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

As part of the City-wide Locating the Sacred Festival produced by the Asian American Arts Alliance, QBG is proud to host traditional artists from Asia and Africa presenting authentic and inspiring music and dance grounded in spiritual journeys and beliefs.  

Photos: Elyse Fradkin, Fernando Azevedo, Lincoln Center, Deokhyung Cho

We thank our 2012 Music in the Garden Sponsor Astoria Federal Savings.   

Past Performances


Saturday, June 16, beginning at 6pm
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

BodyArtDance, Leslie Scott/Director, will present “Anatomy of Lost,” a roving outdoor dance performance.  This “walking tour” of the Garden is a site-specific dance drama set in several locations that weaves high-energy contemporary Modern Dance movement with a newly commissioned sound score.  The performance will allow audiences to see a live dance performance set against the backdrop of the NYC skyline and the existing sculptures in the Garden.  Stay for the post-performance question and answer session with the performers.

Photo: Carin Zissi

Radio Jarocho
Saturday, July 14, beginning at 6pm on the Oak Allee
Fee: Free with Garden Admission

This versatile ensemble specializes in "son jarocho," traditional music and dance from southern Vera Cruz, Mexico, a style rooted in Spanish music and a mixture of Afro-Caribbean and Mexican sounds.  The five-member ensemble will perform "son jarocho" along with original compositions based on this style and

influenced by a range of sources, creating a contemporary repertory that captures the spirit of the traditional style. The program will include works from Radio Jarocho's just-released CD, Café Café!

In addition to an evening of music, join us for a Garden tour in Spanish at 4:30pm and, beginning at 5:30pm, delicious and authentic Mexican food will be available for purchase, provided by one of the neighborhood's favorite restaurants -- Nixtamal! Enjoy your meal on the Terrace, or as a picnic on the Allée.

Earth (Eart' Acte)
Sunday, August 26, beginning at 6pm on the Oak Allee
Free with Garden Admission (QBG offers free admission after 4pm on Sundays)

Join us for Earth's performance of "A Score of Pop Tunes!" -- a rollicking family-friendly evening of favorite pop tunes from the 1940s to the 1990s, from Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" to Van Morrison's "Moondance." Listeners may bring blankets to sit on the lawn or a lawn chair to sit on the walkway. Don't miss this exhilarating ride down memory lane!

Snacks will be available for purchase beginning at 5pm. 

Earth (Eart' Acte) features George Masone (vocals and guitar), Stephen C. Josephs (flute and keys), Rob Davis (electric bass), and Michael Vaccerella (drums).

We thank Apple Bank for additional support of this performance.



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