Published on December 12th, 2017 | by Melissa Terrell0
Queer Urban Orchestra presents We Are One – Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 17 at 3 PM
After a successful opening concert series in November at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea, QUO will present two new concerts at the Queens Museum (Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Saturday, December 16th at 5pm) and at the Church of the Holy Apostles (296 9th Avenue, @28th Street, Chelsea. Sunday, December 17th at 3pm).
Our December concerts will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), “Ascension” by Brooklyn-based composer Jessica DiMari, and some holiday favorites, including music by Leroy Anderson and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” Suite.
Tickets for the concert at the Church of the Holy Apostles are available at http://
($20 advance tickets, $25 at the door).
QUO’s 2017-2018 “We Are One” season honors the connections that we make with our fellow humans. Unifying different countries, cultures and lifestyles, it is a reminder to proactively connect with each other and to live life with joy and respect for one another, regardless of apparent differences.
In the face of current events worldwide, and sparked by Leonard
Bernstein’s vision, one of QUO’s members biggest inspirations, our musicians strive to “make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before”.
We are One features gorgeous music by talented female composers at each and every concert. The season started by honoring a very inspiring transgender composer from Argentina, Calenna Garbä on November 4th and 5th. The season will also feature the music of many other powerful women: Jessica DiMari (Brooklyn Composer), Florence Price (one of the first known African-American woman composers), Augusta Holmès (French composer of Irish descent), Elizabeth Lain (an up-and-coming queer composer from Seattle), and Joan Tower (Grammy-winning American composer).
“We are all the same. We are all connected. And, we are all striving to find our version of happiness on this Earth. Recent events could contribute to making us believe that we are divided, but at QUO, we choose differently. We choose to respond with the unifying and uplifting power of Music in a joined experience filled with joy, beauty and love. NOW is our time to be strong TOGETHER.”
–Julie Desbordes, QUO Artistic Director