October 8, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOREST HILLS CHAMBER PLAYERS PERFORM FREE CONCERTS
FOR QUEENS COMMUNITY ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT 7:30 PM
AND ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 AT 3:30 PM AT QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
Program To Include Original Arrangements Of Popular Songs
From Around The World
The Forest Hills Chamber Players will present a program of trios for flute, violin, and cello on
Monday, November 8 at 7:30 PM at the Church-In-The-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest
Hills.The program will be repeated on Thursday, November 18 at 3:30 PM at the Queens
Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
The ensemble, consisting of flutist Tanya Dusevic Witek, violinist Krystof Witek, and cellist
Katherine Cherbas, will play trios by Bach, Haydn, and Telemann, as well as original
arrangements of popular songs from around the world.
The mission of the Forest Hills Chamber Players is to provide free, high-quality performances to
the underserved audiences of the outer boroughs. Admission to both concerts is free to the
public, and further information is available at (347) 645-6952.
Tanya Dusevic Witek, Krystof Witek, and Katherine Cherbas met as students at The Juilliard
School and have collaborated for nearly ten years, performing and recording works ranging from
Bach to Zorn, Broadway tunes to Led Zeppelin. As Queens residents with the desire to bring
quality and accessible performances to the underserved audiences of the outer boroughs, they
recently established the Forest Hills Chamber Players. Performances by the Forest Hills Chamber
Players are all free and are held in the heart of the community, at senior centers, churches,
schools, and museums. The musicians are passionate about helping their listeners establish deeper
connections with classical music, and often incorporate commentary and educational components
into their concerts. The members of the Forest Hills Chamber Players have performed across the
globe and at such local venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the theaters of Broadway.
Their performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio in Canada, BBC3, Radio France, as
well as WNPR, WNCN, and WNYC in New York, and they have been seen on the NBC,
PBS, and Bravo television networks.
In addition to works by Bach, Haydn, and Telemann, the concerts will feature original
arrangements by Krystof Witek of several popular melodies from around the world. Designed to
complement the Queens International 2004 exhibit at the Queens Museum of Art, the program
will reflect the international spirit and diversity of the borough.