Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Selection of Free Upcoming Events in Flushing

Here is a selection of free, exciting events coming up for the month of November at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library. This is just a sampling--there are plenty more:

Constantine Finehouse Performs Solo and Chamber Works by Russian Composers
Russian-American pianist Constantine Finehouse and violinst Olga Kachanova will perform solo and chamber works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich and Petr Kravets, a living composer from New York. Please join us.
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International Resource Center Presents: Explore Buenos Aires, the Sultry Capital of Argentina
Explore Buenos Aires' rich history, culture, and sites with Mr. Michael Luongo, adjunct professor of travel writing at NYU, as he takes you on a vicarious photo-journey through this Argentine capital noted for its Spanish colonial architecture. *In Rooms A&B, Lower Level*
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Anya Yelizarova and Friends Sing Favorite Arias and Duets from Famous Operas
Join Anya and friends for a wonderful evening of favorite arias and duets from famous operas: Rossini’s "L’Italiana in Algeri," Puccini’s "Madame Butterfly," Saint-Saens’s "Samson et Dalila," Bizet’s "Carmen," and Tchaikovsky’s "The Queen of Spades."
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International Resource Center presents: Lecture & Demonstration - The Colorful Kunqu Performing Art [see picture above]
Enjoy a lecture and demonstration of the Colorful Kunqu Performing Art with the Kunqu Society. Featured will be leading artists of the Shanghai Kunqu Troupe: Guyin Lin, Zhenhua Ji and Yilong Liu. With English translation and a bi-lingual program. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*
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Excesses of Love: Japanese Poetry of Courtship & Love
Poetry is expected to facilitate love, or romance, in 9th- and 10th-century Japan. Why and how? Prof. Lewis Cook, Associate Professor of Japanese, Queens College, C.U.N.Y. will discuss the historical and social aspects of classical Japanese literature with a focus on the poetry of courtship and love.
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4-Hand Piano Concert with Dr. Joanne Chang
Dr. Joanne Chang, Assistant Professor in the Music Department at Queensborough Community College and worldwide performer in classical piano, will present a unique 4-hand concert with Dr. Tien Ni Chen. This performance will include works by 20th century contemporary composers such as Milahaud, Ravel, Debussy and 19th century works such as Brahms. *In Auditorium, Lower Level*
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A Taste of Brazil Featuring Composer/Singer/Pianist Luiz Simas
Native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Luiz Simas performs songs in Portuguese and English and instrumental music that feature favorite Brazilian standards such as Jobim’s bossa novas, as well as music by American composers like Gershwin played with a Brazilian flair, and some original and entertaining pieces.

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