A History of Musica Reginae Productions (MRP): 2000 — present
Now in its th season, MRP has developed a reputation for bringing the finest music to Queens, featuring some of the most formidable and brilliant young and established stars on the classical and contemporary music scene. With a goal of increasing local interest in, and appreciation for, the arts through the medium of fine music, Musica Reginae aspires to encourage its audiences to access and support the many artistic resources available throughout Queens County. In addition, the organization creates an environment that encourages young people to pursue their own musical goals, facilitated by the role models to whom they are introduced in Musica Reginae concerts. By offering performance opportunities to students and young professionals, Musica Reginae aids in their development as artists and further encourages their pursuit of a career in serious music.
In 2017 MRP started a new, free, interactive educational concert series for kids and their families, suitable for those ages 4 and up. Community Concerts for Kids is a companion series to MRP’s Community Concerts (which take place late in the day and require paid admission). Community Concerts for Kids are fun, inclusive events, carefully curated by teaching artists trained through the Lincoln Center Education program and include teaching artists who work with both Lincoln Center (LCE) and the New York Philharmonic educational program. These one-hour interactive mini-concerts introduce new ideas, music, composers, instruments and gently teach proper concert etiquette all in a friendly, familiar setting in the company of family and friends. On most dates (unless otherwise noted) the Community Concerts for Kids will take place 3 hours prior to the scheduled evening or late afternoon Community Concert on MRP’s regular paid-admission series. Kids are always free and families who bring their program from the Kids Concert will receive 50% off ticket price if they return for the later event.