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  • 2015-2016 Season Tickets

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    2015-2016 Season Tickets

    Season tickets are no longer available, but please join us for our remaining concerts!

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  • Advertise with QUO

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    Advertise with QUO

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    Advertising in our QUO programs supports QUO and your business!

    Ads are available in the following sizes:

    Quarter-page ad (b/w): Business card size
    Half-page ad (b/w): 5.25” x 4”
    Full page ad (b/w): 5.25” x 8.25”
    Back Cover – in COLOR 5.25” x 8.25”

    We accept ads in all formats. After you place your ad, you can email artwork (TIFF, JPG, text, whatever) to [email protected]. If you have a printed item you need scanned for the ad (e.g., a business card), please mail it to QUO early enough to be received by the deadline:

    Queer Urban Orchestra (Attn: Fundraising)
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    Radio City Station
    New York, NY 10101-0438

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  • Join us for A Magical Farewell

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    Join us for A Magical Farewell

    TONIGHT: Doors open at 7:15 PM. Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door. If you bought tickets, they will be available at the door.

    QUO kicks off its 11th season on October 19th with a pre-Halloween concert of macabre and fantastical pieces. And bring the kids: children under 12 will be admitted for free!

    This will be the final concert with our amazing outgoing Artistic Director, Julie Desbordes. Come join us for a evening of celebration and music, including:

    • Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
    • Greig: In the Hall of the Mountain King
    • Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
    • Liszt: Melediction
    • Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite for Orchestra

    Doors open at 7:30. All tickets will be held at the door.

    Saturday, October 19 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

    The Church of the Holy Apostles is handicap accessible.

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  • Join us for Be Our Guest

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    Join us for Be Our Guest

    TONIGHT: Tickets are no longer available online but will be sold at the door. Adult tickets are $25; students and seniors are $15. Door opens at 7:15 pm.

    QUO’s 2022-2023 season opens October 22 with “Be Our Guest”

    We are very lucky to have four guest conductors for our opening concert:

    • David Bloom, who will conduct Margaret Bonds’ Troubled Water and Johannes Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
    • Conrad Chu, who will conduct Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 and Richard Wagner’s Siegfried’s Rhine Journey
    • Matthew Oberstein, who will conduct Gioachino Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville and John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances
    • Derek Weagle, who will conduct Christopher Theofanidis’ Rainbow Body and Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides

    All tickets will be held at the door.

    Saturday, October 22 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

    The Church of the Holy Apostles is handicap accessible.

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  • Join us for Come Together

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    Join us for Come Together

    TONIGHT: Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door. Pre-concert talk with our artistic director and guest artists begins at 7:15. Concert starts at 8.

    In our 2018-2019 season, QUO presents Queer We Are. Join us for our next concert: Come Together. This concert highlights QUO members Seyed Safavynia and Paul Robertson, winner of our annual concerto competition. We also present a symphony by William Grant Still, the dean of African-American composers, and we’re thrilled to announce the return of violinist Lindsay Deutsch, who will join us for a more contemporary take.

    • Safavynia: Discovery
    • Mayuzumi: Concertino for Xylophone and Orchestra (with Paul Roberston)
    • Barber: Essay No. 2, Opus 17
    • Goulet: Beatles Fantaisie (with Lindsay Deutsch)
    • Still: Symphony No. 1 (1930)

    We are returning to our usual venue: the Church of the Holy Apostles. Join us at 7:15 for a pre-concert talk with artistic director Julie Desbordes, composer Seyed Safavynia, and soloists Lindsay Deutsch and Paul Robertson.

    Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

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  • Join us for Fantastic Dreams

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    Join us for Fantastic Dreams

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    SOLD OUT: Tickets for our normal seating area are sold out. We are working with our venue to make more of the church space available for seating, but we will not know how that works out until Saturday night. Hopefully that means we will have limited seating available at the door. If you would like to be notified about additional seating possibilities on Saturday, please email us at [email protected].

    We are excited to return to live performance on March 12!

    This concert opens with NYC composer Gilbert Galindo’s Prelude to Hymns of the Sky, a “musical response to the expansiveness of that [New Mexico] sky, setting the stage for it to divulge its secret celestial melodies.” We’re then joined by James Adler, a pianist who “can create whatever type of music he wants at the keyboard” (Chicago Sun-Times) for Rachmaninoff’s dreamy Piano Concerto No. 2. And speaking of dreams, what better piece to conclude with than Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique.

    Doors open at 7:15. All tickets will be held at the door; see our important covid protocols below.

    Saturday, March 12 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

    The Church of the Holy Apostles is handicap accessible.

    Covid Protocols

    The situation in NYC is changing by the minute, but QUO will follow guidelines for performing arts organizations in NYC. Currently, that means:

    • All patrons, musicians, and staff must be fully vaccinated to attend. All attendees who are eligible for a booster must have also received a booster. Proof of vaccination and a state-issued ID must be shown at the door; acceptable forms are
      • NY Excelsior Pass
      • NYC Covid Safe
      • Physical Vaccination Card
    • All patrons, musicians, and staff must be masked. During the performance, orchestral string members will remain masked; wind and brass players will be unmasked.
      • We will be selling concessions during intermission and post-concert; you may briefly remove your mask while actively eating and drinking
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  • Join us for Grandiose Spirit

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    Join us for Grandiose Spirit

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    TONIGHT: Tickets are not longer available online but there will be plenty of availability at the door. Join us for our pre-concert talk from 7:00 – 7:30; concert begins at 8:00 PM.

    Our next live, in-person concert is “Grandiose Spirit.”

    W’re excited to open this concert with living enby. This work by Zaq Latino was the winning selection from our call for scores from transgender and non-binary composers. Zaq is an NYC-based actor, musician, and composer who aims to normalize gender non-conforming representation in professional spaces.

    Then we are joined by Matthieu Cognet, “one of the most gifted musicians in the world today” (Philip Setzer, Emerson Quartet) for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. We conclude the concert with Sibelius’ epic Symphony No. 2.

    PRE-CONCERT TALK: Join us early for a pre-concert talk with the artists involved in this program. The pre-concert talk will be from 7:00 – 7:30, with general admission seating following. If you plan on attending the pre-concert talk, a $5.00 donation is suggested at checkout.

    All tickets will be held at the door, and current protocols call for all patrons must be vaccinated and masked. Protocols are subject to change based on changing guidance from NYC officials and following the standards of other NYC arts institutions. Check back for updates closer to the concert.

    Saturday, May 7 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

    The Church of the Holy Apostles is handicap accessible.

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  • Join us for Hope Remains

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    Join us for Hope Remains

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    Our 2019-2020 season continues with “Hope Remains”, featuring pianist Spencer Myer. Lauded for “superb playing” and “poised, alert musicianship” by The Boston Globe and labeled “definitely a man to watch” by London’s The Independent, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today’s concert stages.

    The concert features:

    • Ruth Seeger: Music for Small Orchestra
    • Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4
    • Sibelius: Symphony #2

    Doors open at 7:30. All tickets will be held at the door.

    Saturday, April 25 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

    The Church of the Holy Apostles is handicap accessible.

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  • Join us for Moving Forward

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    Join us for Moving Forward

    TONIGHT: Join us for a pre-concert talk at 7:15. Concert begins at 8 pm. Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door.

    In our 2018-2019 season, QUO presents Queer We Are. Join us for our next concert: Moving Forward. This concert features the World Premiere of Ryan Key’s Expansion Ethics, which is the winning selection in the 2018-2019 QUO Composition Contest. We’ll also feature a marimba concerto by QUO’s own Bjorn Berkhout performed by special guest Matthew Coley, and a Mendelssohn Symphony to round out the program.

    • Key: Expansion Ethics
    • Berkhout: Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (with Matthew Coley)
    • Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5, Reformation

    We are presenting this concert in our usual venue on Saturday, May 11. Plus we will be performing selections from the concert at 4 pm on Sunday, May 12 at the Queens Museum (concert free with museum admission).

    Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue, NY, NY

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  • Join us for Nevertheless, She Persisted

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    Join us for Nevertheless, She Persisted

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    TONIGHT: Join us at 7:15 for our pre-concert discussion with Artistic Director Julie Desbordes, Assistant Conductor Ian Shafer, and Guest Soloist Brian Shaw. Concert begins at 8:00 pm.

    Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door. If you ordered tickets, they will be available at the door.

    In our 2017-2018 season, QUO presents We Are One: A musical journey around the world exploring t depths of the human condition. The featured work on this concert is a symphony by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra.

    • Price: Symphony No. 3
    • Chabrier: Espana
    • Glazunov: Saxophone Concerto

    We are also excited to be performing the Glazunov Saxophone Concerto with Brian Shaw. Brian is a founding member of QUO and the winner of this year’s QUO concerto competition.

    Join us at 7:15 for a pre-concert discussion with Artistic Director Julie Desbordes, Assistant Conductor Ian Shafer, and our soloist Brian Shaw.

    Saturday, February 24 at 8 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street), New York City

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  • Join us for our 2017 Gay-La!

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    Join us for our 2017 Gay-La!

    TONIGHT: Join as at all 7:45 for chamber music and drinks, and our GayLa concert at 8:30. Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door. If you purchased tickets online, they will be held at the door.

     

    Our annual Gay-La is on June 17: what better way to kick off Pride Week than with your friends at QUO! Plus we will be joined by very special guest Jacqueline Jonée, who will perform double duty as our evening’s host and also perform at the piano. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

    VIP Tickets for the evening are $55, which includes an open bar and our famous concessions. General Admission is $35, but if you purchase tickets in advance, you can save $5. Student/Senior tickets are $25.

    The evening begins with a champagne reception with chamber music from 7:45 – 8:15. Unlike previous years, this year our reception is open to all ticket holders (though open bar applies only to VIP ticket holders). Then the concert itself begins at 8:30.

    Highlights of the program include:

    • Shostakovich: Suite for Variety Orchestra No. 1 (aka Jazz Suite No. 2)
    • Bernstein: Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
    • Marquez: Conga dle Fuego Nuevo
    • Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story
    • Somewhere/Nothing’s Going to Harm You/America (featuring Jacqueline Jonée)
    • Over the Rainbow/I Am What I am (featuring Jacqueline Jonée)

    Saturday June 17 at 8:30 pm
    Church of the Holy Apostles
    296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street), New York City

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  • Join us for our 2018 GayLa!

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    Join us for our 2018 GayLa!

    TONIGHT: Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the door.

    Kick off Pride Week with QUO's annual GayLa concert. Our GayLa is a festive evening: the music is a little less serious, champagne will be flowing, and we'll be kicking into gear for Pride!

    We are thrilled that our GayLa this year will be hosted by cabaret artist Molly Pope. In addition to hosting, Molly will join the orchestra for a few selections. We'll also continue to feature women composers on this concert, and we'll throw in a surprise or two. The program includes:

    • Gioachino Rossini: Overture to La Gazza Ladra
    • Joan Tower: Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (dedicated to the intrepid Hillary)
    • Elizabeth Lain: Blood Moon
    • Mitch Leigh: Selections from Man of LaMancha
    • Jerry Herman: The Best of Times is Now (with Molly Pope)
    • Lorde: Royals (with Molly Pope)
    • and more…

    Tickets are $35, but if you purchase in advance you can get a $5 discount. Student/Senior tickets are $25.

    Did we mention champagne? Buy a VIP ticket for $55 and enjoy an open bar all night!

    Doors open at 7:15. Unlike our usual concerts, there is no pre-concert talk, but plan to stay after the concert and continue the fun with QUO members.

    ALL TICKETS WILL BE HELD AT THE DOOR.

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