*Long Island City YMCA – Spanish (New)Long Island City YMCA – Spanish (New)ackson Heights has an orchestra! A retired music educator hit the right note with a community orchestra in Queens. Long-time Jackson Heights resident and violinist Patricia Glunt, launched the Jackson Heights Orchestra, comprised of more than two-dozen local musicians.
THE JHO WANTS YOU!
If you play an orchestral instrument and are looking for an ensemble to join, the Jackson Heights Orchestra might be the right group for you. We are looking for members who have had orchestral experience and music training.
The JHO is a group of skilled musicians whose ages range from 18 to 87. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings to rehearse for upcoming concerts.
We perform four major concerts each season – generally running from mid-October through mid-May – plus an outdoor concert the first weekend in July at Travers Park. The JHO wants to expand the string section and fill vacancies in the bassoon and trombone sections.
In our six years, we have presented over 22 concerts in Jackson Heights, as well as other communities in Queens and on Long Island. We have commissioned many new works from local composers and featured soloists from the tri-state area.
Our 2018-19 season will open in December with a piece done in collaboration with P.S. 69 and the Quintet of the Americas. At our March concert, Andrew Sord will perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto, and in May, our own Fred Trumpy will premier an original work for percussion and orchestra written by our ASCAP award-winning composer and associate conductor Joseph Bartolozzi.
We operate as part of the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and enjoy the enthusiastic support of the Jackson Heights community. As an organization, our mission is to showcase local talent and reflect the diversity of Jackson Heights. To get a first-hand idea of the group, come to our May 16th concert in Jackson Heights.
If you would like to join us please contact Patricia Glunt, Founder and Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retired music educator launches Jackson Heights Orchestra, by Daily News
Jackson Heights Community Orchestra Tuning Up for First Performance, by DNAinfo
Amateur Orchestra Prepares for First Show, by NY1