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Celebrate Queens!
Musica Reginae Productions proudly announces its 15th anniversary year!

The 15th anniversary year of MRP has inspired a season of exploration of different musical styles, genres, and instrumentation. Our concert season will feature some larger and more unusual ensembles than in prior seasons.

We are also celebrating Queens, which was recently discussed in The New York Times as the No 1 US destination for 2015. Many of the artists this season are Queens natives.

“The Magic Fish”

An Opera for Young Audience (7+)
On a Tale by the Brothers Grimm reimagined by the Brothers Knable
Music by Sunny Knable; Libretto by Jim Knable
Read more about “The Magic Fish” here, and consider making a contribution to the project via GoFundMe.

Date

Sunday, 4 October 2015
Matinées at 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM

Location

The Community House at The Church in the Gardens
15 Borage Place
Forest Hills, NY 1375

Tickets

Tickets are $17 via PayPal, or $15 via phone (718.894.2178) or at the door.

Percussia — Chamber Music for a New World

Percussia is an innovative musical ensemble based in Queens, NY. Led by percussionist Ingrid Gordon this unique ensemble of percussion, harp, flute and viola performs varied répertoire in an eclectic mash-up of contemporary chamber music with world- and popular-music styles.

Program

Will feature music based on traditional reggae melodies and rhythms with a focus on Queens, including commissions by composers native to Queens, NY.

Date

Saturday, 14 November 2015
7:30 PM

Location

The Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Tickets

Tickets via PayPal are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone (718.894.2178) are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Reception to follow.

Parthenia Viol Consort

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Parthenia Viol Consort
Photograph: William Wegman

Parthenia Viol Quartet

Parthenia Viol Consort celebrates five centuries of consorts for viols, featuring répertoire from today’s composers as well as fascinating pieces from long ago.

Date

Saturday, 6 February 2016
7:30 PM

Program

Within The Labyrinth features the consort of viols playing music from the heart of its Renaissance répertoire as well as compositions commissioned this century.

Location

The Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Tickets

Tickets via PayPal are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone (718.894.2178) are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Reception to follow.

Lexington Piano Trio with Barbara Podgurski

The Lexington Piano Trio returns to perform traditional works as well as two large works by award-winning New York composers.

Lexington Piano Trio

Program

Piano Trio Op 70, #1 “Ghost”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Shiraz Trio
Behzad Ranjbaran

Intermission

Piano Trio Commission (world premiere)
Sunny Knable

Piano Trio in E minor
Dmitri Shostakovich

Date

Saturday, 5 March 2016
7:30 PM

Location

The Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Tickets

Tickets via PayPal are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone (718.894.2178) are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Reception to follow.

MRP 15th Anniversary Celebration

String octet featuring Momenta and The Daedalus String Quartet

Two critically acclaimed New York City string quartets join together to showcase two rarely-performed works. This concert will take place in spring and will be followed by a special fundraiser/party to celebrate MRP’s 15th year.

Program

Enescu Octet

Mendelssohn Octet

Date

Saturday, 16 April 2016
7:30 PM

Location

The Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Tickets

Tickets via PayPal (see below) are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone (718.894.2178) are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Reception to follow.

Partnership with RAM and The 5th Annual Queens New Music Festival

Featuring Internationally acclaimed marimbist Makoto Nakura and pianist Barbara Podgurski

Program will feature works and premieres by New York composers with a special focus on composers who live in Queens, were born in Queens, or have a special affiliation with Queens, NY.

Program

TBA

Date

Thursday, 19 May 2016
8:00 PM

Location

The Church in the Gardens
50 Ascan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Tickets

Tickets via PayPal are $22 for adults and $17 for students. Tickets purchased at the door or over the phone (718.894.2178) are $20 for adults and $15 for students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Reception to follow.