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Community Day @ College of Mount St. Vincent

June 11, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

College of Mount Saint Vincent

Join Bronx Arts Ensemble and College of Mount St. Vincent for Community Day and Conservatory Grand Opening hosted on the college’s campus.  Bronx Arts Ensemble’s String Quartet and Woodwind Quintet will perform arrangements from “Afro-Caribbean Music and More” and “North American Redux” programs.  Andoche Loubaki will lead a workshop of Congolese dance. Estelle Rivera will perform “​​Un verano en nueva york” in a fusion of house, salsa, and breakdance.

The day begins at 12:30 pm with the Conservatory Grand Opening. Visit the Conservatory Open House – take a tour of the space, and enjoy performances by students, faculty, and the CMSV Community Choir.



BAE Woodwind Quintet

Works by historic and living North American composers. Music from Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisha to works by living Canadian and Mexican composers.
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Founders Hall

BAE Woodwind Quintet>>
Theresa Norris, Flute
William “Bill” Meredith, Oboe
Mitchell Kriegler, Clarinet
Blair Hamrick, French Horn
Atsuko Sato, Basson

Woodwind Program:
Tico Tico no Fuba – Abreu arr. Lisa Portus
Contradanza and Vals Venezolano –
Paquito d’Rivera
Son de la Bruja
– Jose Luis Hurtado
Tangoscente –
Adriana Verdie

Andoche Loubaki Congolese drumming and dance

3:00 PM | CONGOLESE DRUMMING AND DANCE with Andoche Loubakia
Smith Hall in Founders Hall

Andoche Loubaki began his dance career in Brazzaville, Congo in 1998, with the choreographer Louis Causete. Two years later he joined the percussion group Toubillon as a drummer and learned to play the Ngoma. In 2013 Andoche started working with ballet Ngoma Za Kongo and went on tour in Gabon, Senegal, Libya and Malta. Ballet Ngoma Za Kongo, meaning “Drums of the Kongo,” was invited by Africa Mondo Productions to tour the United States to bring different traditions and sounds from different regions of Congo. Andoche continues to share music and dance of the Congo with his performing company called Mfouambila which means groove.

BAE String Quartet

From Jamaican and Haitian folk songs to Florence Price’s monumental Five Folksongs in Counterpoint, the Bronx Arts Ensemble String Quartet celebrates the works of Black composers and musicians in the Americas and more.
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Founders Hall

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Jorge Ávila, Violin
Evelyn Petcher Brandes, Violin
Sally Shumway, Viola
Eliana Mendoza, Cello

String Program:
Chevalier de Saint-George
Quartet No.4 –
Joseph Boulogne
Yellow Bird –
Trad. arr. Thomas Graf
Five Songs in Counterpoint-
Florence B. Price
Jamaica Folk – Peter Ashbourne
Libertango – Astor Piazzolla

BAE String Quartet

5:00 PM | UN VERANO EN NUEVA YORK Dance fusion of house, salsa, and breakdance with Estelle Rivera
Smith Hall in Founders Hall

I have always found New York City summers to be very unique and fun. Everyone who comes to the city for the summer never wants to leave.

For my performance, I plan to show my experience of my first summer in New York. I will be dancing in a fusion of house, salsa, and breakdance. I chose these three styles because they are the ones that were created in the city and it is what we see all over the city.

I also plan to have red, blue, white, and green lights on the stage, i want to give the intention that I am dancing through the streets of New York at night.

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June 11, 2023
12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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University of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, 10471
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