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February 2021

Lunar New Year Celebration: The Year of the Golden Ox

February 12, 2021, at 11:30 am
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will celebrate the Year of the Golden Ox in dance and music highlighting the rich traditions marking the lunar New Year.

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A Musical Journey Through Queens: The Music of Haiti with Pauline Jean and Friends

February 20, 2021, at 3:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

Acclaimed Haitian-American vocalist Pauline Jean will take you on a musical journey celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of Haiti.

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Music Makers: Wen-Ting Wu

February 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

A Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music alum, drummer Wen-Ting will be joined by acclaimed musicians from NYC's vibrant jazz scene to present her original compositions.

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Literature to Life’s “Black Boy”

February 25, 2021, at 11:30 am
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free

Literature to Life presents Richard Wright's "Black Boy," a powerful account of one young man's journey from innocence to experience as a black youth living in the Jim Crow South.

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March 2021

QC Art Center Artist Talk/Q&A: Wonder Women 

March 9, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

The Queens College Art Center, in collaboration with KCA, Unfamous NY, and Femarchy, presents Wonder Women, a virtual visual arts exhibition in celebration of Women’s History Month.

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Music Makers: Oscar Perez

March 16, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

A gifted improviser and composer with his own distinct voice, pianist and Queens-native Oscar Perez has expertly combined the traditions of his Cuban heritage with straight-ahead jazz.

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Off the Page: Claudia Rankine and Maaza Mengiste in Conversation

March 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

A conversation and discussion with award-winning poet, playwright, and essayist Claudia Rankine, who will read from her most recent work and take questions from our online audience.

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ACSM Presents: Paquito D’Rivera Masterclass

March 22, 2021, at 12:15 pm
This event will stream on the Aaron Copland School of Music’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/ACSMQueensCollege
Free

GRAMMY Award winning clarinetist and saxophonist, Paquito D’Rivera visits the Aaron Copland School of Music offering a master class to ACSM students, and sharing his extraordinary artistic journey as a classical and jazz musician.

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Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards

March 22, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Please RSVP for this FREE streaming event. The streaming link will be emailed to all RSVPs prior to event start time.
Free

Join us for a virtual program featuring the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music and the presentation of the Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards, which champions youth and emerging composers from around the world.

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GTM Artist Talk: Perry Hu

March 23, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Please RSVP for this FREE streaming event. The streaming link will be emailed to all RSVPs prior to event start time.
Free

Queens resident Perry Hu uses photography as a tool and medium of regard, in both geographic and mental connection to China, the homeland of his parents who departed it because of civil war.

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April 2021

Music Makers: Jorn Swart

April 6, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

Pianist Jorn Swart's refined playing and emotive compositions mix jazz and chamber music.

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QC Department of Art: Opening Reception for “Frames of Being”

April 8, 2021, at 6:00 pm
To RSVP, please email: qcmfashow@gmail.com
Free

A recent exhibit of works created by Queens College MFA students that include sculpture, installation, painting, photography, and mixed media art.

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QC Opera & QC Opera Studio Present: “GOING SOLO”

April 17, 2021 - April 18, 2021
This event will stream on the Aaron Copland School of Music’s YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/ACSMQueensCollege
Free

This virtual concert will feature songs and arias from Cavalli to Kern, with musical and stage direction by Elizabeth Hastings.

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Off the Page: Julia Alvarez and Vanessa Pérez-Rosario in Conversation

April 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10
Alvarez

A conversation and discussion with internationally acclaimed novelist and poet Julia Alvarez, who will read from her most recent work and take questions from our online audience.

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A Musical Journey Through Queens: The Villalobos Brothers

April 24, 2021, at 3:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) will introduce us to some of their favorite Queens-based musicians who are helping reshape the New York City Latin music scene.

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QC Art Center: Opening Reception and Artist Talk for “Our Planet”

April 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

Join us for a virtual opening reception and artist panel talk for "Our Planet" -- a group exhibition based on the progression of time and importance of human impact on Earth.

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May 2021

Agua es Vida/Water is Life… Dancing through Mexico

May 3, 2021, at 11:30 am
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

A dance and storytelling adventure that celebrates Mexican culture with ALEGRIA!

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QC Dept. of Drama, Theatre & Dance Presents: “INFINITE SYNAPSE” (A Student Choreography Showcase)

May 6, 2021 - May 9, 2021
$10

This year's annual QC student showcase features original choreography by Alisha Anderson, Anna Artinger and Dana Mongelli.

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Music Makers: Caili O’Doherty

May 11, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.
Free – $10

Caili O’Doherty's is a NY-based pianist who explores modern jazz through fresh interpretations of standards and bold original compositions.

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QC Dept. of Drama, Theatre & Dance Presents: “365 DAYS/365 PLAYS”

May 13, 2021 - May 23, 2021
This virtual performance will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to performance date.

The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance presents this tour-de-force by Suzan-Lori Parks which captured her personal journey to write a new play every single day for a year.

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Celebrating AAPI Month at QC: A GTM Artist Talk w/ Perry Hu

May 25, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

A rebroadcast of Queens resident Perry Hu in conversation about his photography and artistic approach with GTM Co-Director Louise Weinberg.

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Celebrating AAPI Month at QC: Music Makers w/ Wen-Ting Wu

May 26, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

A rebroadcast of the concert and artist discussion with QC Aaron Copland School of Music alum, drummer Wen-Ting Wu.

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Celebrating AAPI Month at QC: Brooklyn Raga Massive

May 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

A rebroadcast concert and discussion with Brooklyn Raga Massive, a musical collective making waves for “preserving the past while blurring genres in an inventive spirit” with Indian Classical music.

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June 2021

In The World’s Borough: Brazilian Rhythms with Davi Vieira

June 10, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

Join Brazilian percussionist Davi Vieira as he demonstrates some of the most popular Brazilian rhythms on different instruments.

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In The World’s Borough: Flamenco Demonstration with Alfonso Cid

June 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

A live lecture/demonstration exploring some of flamenco’s most traditional rhythms (palos).

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In The World’s Borough: Irish America in Song and on Fiddle with Liz Hanley

June 24, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free – $10

Join singer/songwriter Liz Hanley as she explores the connection between her Irish roots and American home through song and fiddle.

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July 2021

Live at the Gantries: SUPERMAMBO featuring Jeremy Bosch

July 20, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 Center Blvd
Long Island City, 11101 United States
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Free

Kick-off our summer concert series with SUPERMAMBO, the Grammy Award winning Salsa and Latin Jazz super group, featuring special guest Jeremy Bosch.

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Live at the Gantries: GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA

July 27, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 Center Blvd
Long Island City, 11101 United States
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Free

A mainstay in the swing dance and jazz scene both locally and globally for the past four decades, the George Gee Big Band will have you on your feet and dancing.

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GTM Curator Talk: “Why Do We Need Photography?”

July 28, 2021, at 7:00 pm
This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.
Free

Join GTM Curator Louise Weinberg as she explores how photography serves to remind us of how we describe, commemorate, document, and communicate as human beings.

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August 2021

Live at the Gantries: MUSIC FROM THE SOLE

August 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm
Gantry Plaza State Park, 4-09 Center Blvd
Long Island City, 11101 United States
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Free

Music From The sole honors tap’s jazz and improvisational roots, and features original tap music that incorporates influences from Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, funk, and house.

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