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Queensboro Symphony Orchestra kicks off new season

Left to right, Hanako Miyajima, Kae Nakano, Paul Joseph, Dong Hyun Kim, Jin Soo Lee.
Photo by Merle Exit
By Merle Exit

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra comes to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. It will be joined by guitarist Kenneth Kam in a rare New York appearance. Ham will perform the U.S. premier of the guitar concerto Hachiko, by Fabrizio Ferraro.

Both artists have received critical acclaim internationally.

Also on the program is Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 3,” featuring Hanako Miyajima, and Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1.” Maestro Dong-hyun Kim will lead the orchestra.

Composer–in-residence Paul Joseph talked about why Maestro Kim chose these particular pieces.

“Hachiko, the guitar concerto by internationally acclaimed artist Fabrizio Ferraro, was chosen because it is a U.S. premier of a contemporary piece of great melodic ingenuity and accessibility by a living composer. The guitar soloist will be Kenneth Kam, who has also achieved international notoriety.”

Joseph continued to say that the classic concerto by Mozart will be “an opportunity to feature one of the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra’s star soloists, Hanako Miyajima.”

Rounding out the program will be a cornerstone of the symphonic repertoire, the first of Brahms monumental four symphonies.

Upcoming events include a pre-New Year’s Eve concert of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” with the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Choir on Dec. 29, at 7:30 p.m., at Mary’s Nativity Church in Flushing, as well as other upcoming concerts to soon be announced.

The church is located at 46-02 Parsons Blvd. (at Holly Ave.), Flushing. Tickets are not necessary and a free-will offering will graciously be accepted. Call (718) 359-5996.

And would you like to sing with others? The Queensboro Symphony Choir has weekly rehearsals leading up to Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” at year end, and other events to be added. For more information, email Qbsymphony@gmail.com

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