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Sunnyside Concert Series Features Music From Across The Globe Every Month

Via Alex Boostrom

Via Alex Boostrom

March 21, 2016 By Michael Florio

A monthly concert series that aims to bring a world of music to Sunnyside will kick off next month.

The Sunnyside Community Concert Series (SCCS), which brings free concerts showcasing a variety of music styles, begins April 1.

SCCS hosts concerts once per month in the hopes of showcasing the diverse culture of Sunnyside, according to artistic director Alex Boostrom.

“We will have musical styles ranging from Irish music, to jazz, opera, classical,” Boostrom said. “We want to offer what people in the community are interested in, as well as some stuff that may be new to some.”

Audiences will hear world music, Latin, American songbook, Halloween-style music in October and holiday music in December, according to Boostrom.

He added that many of the artists that will be performing as part of this series are local Sunnyside artists.

“We have had to expand our search at times, but we try our best to showcase local talent,” he said.

Boostrom decided to put this series together because he is passionate about music and believes it is the perfect tool to further bring the community together.

“Music can unite people,” he said. “I wanted to provide a quality service to the neighborhood, at no cost.”

The April 1 concert will feature the world music ensemble the Weekly Reeders.

“It is a great way to get different musical styles blended together,” he said. “I hope it gets [residents] excited about the music and willing to come to our future shows.”

The concert series will take place at All Saints Episcopal Church (43-12 46th St.), with each show beginning at 7 p.m. The concerts will be held on the last Friday of each month, with some exceptions; due to Good Friday, the March show was pushed to April 1 and due to holidays, the November and December shows were pushed up. A full list of dates is below.

The church can hold up to 150 people.

Boostrom said he is also hoping to team up with the Queens World Film Festival, to screen shorts that the audience could watch at the concerts.

Concert Dates:

April 1st

April 29th

May 27th

June 24th

July 29th

August 26th

September 30th

October 28th

November 18th

December 16th

 

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Ginny

Wonderful idea. Different kinds of music for different kinds of cultures living in area. Best of luck!!

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Agnosphel

I appreciate the effort this chuch has made to bring music to our community. Thanks church!

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