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MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2016 (SOAF2016)
The Secret Theatre
Long Island City, Queens, NY
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MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2016 (SOAF2016)
Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) presents the annual music festival with 6 Programs, 8 Shows!

November 16th - 22nd, 2016
Classical to Musical Theatre! Come find out lots of fun music!
For more info, please visit MuSE website at http://musefriends.org

The Secret Theatre (BIG THEATRE)
4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Subway: E, M, G Train: 23 St. - Ely Ave.
7 Train: Court Sq. Station
Tickets: General Admission $15 advance / $20 at the door
Seniors & Students with ID $12 advance / $14 at the door

Program A: "On Being Bohème"  by Musicopiphany
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of opera and chorus, including two world premieres for chorus and strings by Yui Kitamura and Alicia Lieu, Grieg's Holberg Stuite and selections from La Bohème and Rigoletto.

Featured Artists/Group: MuSE Chorus, Edward Cleary, Candace Matthews, Caroline Miller, Ross Schwaber, Stephen Velasquez, Kate Wiswell, Lauren Yokabaskas


Program B - MUSICAL
3 Shows:
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1pm

"MEN WITH MONEY" a new musical
Book & Lyrics by Bill Nelson, Music & Additional Lyrics by Joseph Trefler.
Direction/Choreography by Geoffrey Goldberg
Music Direction by Bob Kelly

Synopsis: Men with Money is the musical the 1950s didn't get to havea Technicolor, fantasy version of 1952 in which its okay to be gay. In this subversive, romantic romp, three young men set out to make their wild dream come trueto find, woo, and win lovers with money. Loads of money. Two gay and one straight, they might just have the charm and chutzpah to pull it off.

Featuring: David Raposo, Trevor Nalepka, Ben Sheppard, David J. Baldwin, TJ Bolden, Jeff Sundheim, Marcus Jordan, Mary Malaney, Brandon Engman, Gavin Juckette, Townsend Pass, James Roberts, Hope Sullivan, Luisa Sabella, Lora Nicolas, Madeline Fansler & Gabriel Elizabeth Kadian


Program C - NEW MUSIC
Sunday, November 19, 2016 at 7pm

IKTUS DUO (Hristina Blagoeva & Christopher Graham)

Featuring new works by living composers including works by composers under 18 years old!

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 7pm

JHMJams (Ken Kubota, cello; Drew Alexander Forde, viola; Mitch Lyon, cello; Tony Guarino, percussion)
Manwai Che, beatboxing&bass

JHMJams: Reposted and acknowledged by pop heavyweights such as Mike Posner, DNCE, Bebe Rexha and the Chainsmokers, JHMJams delivers casual pop and jazz covers every Tuesdays and Fridays on Instagram (@kkubota8). Initially gaining attention with his unique approach of strumming the cello like a guitar, Ken Kubota founded JHMJams as a way to explore and share his passions aside from his classical training at Juilliard. JHMJams does not have a set instrumentation or members as Ken values the collaboration with his diverse and talented friends and colleagues, as well as his fans.


Program E - JAZZ
"One Sound from Many" by Project Hansori
Jeff Fairbanks, leader/composer

Monday, November 21, 2016 at 8pm

Project Hansori, meaning one sound in Korean, encapsulates Jeff Fairbanks large scale work fusing Jazz and the music of various cultures, drawing heavily from certain East Asian traditions.  This group reflects his vision for combining different cultural elements into a contemporary, orchestral Jazz setting. Its debut album Mulberry Street won major grants from the American Music Center and the Aaron Copland Fund.  This event is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 8pm

"Kabuki-style Dance and Music: Talk and Performance" by Kyoko Ohnishi

"I Land "
Performers : Phuong Thanh Ngo (Vietnam), Danang Pamungkas (Indonesia)
Visual Artist: Leeroy New (Philippines)
Composer: Yasuno Miyauchi (Japan)
Creative director:Ming-Jiun Tsai (Taiwan)
is a collaborative performance that explores the possibility of contemporary dance, art and music presentation. challenge the boundaries between art and design, music and sound, dance and movements, materials and subjects as well as performers and participants.  For MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival 2016, will invites audiences to take part in the show as the fundamental sound element of the performance. Through an easy workshop and simple directions, audiences then become participants working with performers and artists and join the experience of together.


The Secret Theatre (View)
44-02 23rd Street (between 44th Road and 44th Avenue)
Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101
United States




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