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Queens Council on the Arts' Artist Commissioning Program presents the World Premiere of A Voice for the Voiceless at Queens Theatre, a new work completed by ACP Awardee in Music Composition Landon Knoblock.

Friday, September 14
7:00pm reception; 8pm show
Queens Theatre*
14 United Nations Ave S
Corona, NY 11368

*Shuttle buses will be available to escort patrons to and from the Mets-Willets Point stop on the 7 train to the venue.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

This project will give a voice to the voiceless by creating a collection of musical compositions inspired by and developed with homeless children in New York City public schools.

Concerned with the rising levels of homeless youth in Queens County, Landon writes, “Homeless children often have no voice in our communities, and housing instability creates serious challenges for these students in developing supportive connections in schools.”

For his project, he worked with social workers, guidance counselors, teachers, and guardians to create recordings of individual homeless students. Students will be allowed to speak freely, sing music, and/or rap poetry of their own lyrics. Their contributions inspired music compositions utilizing rock, hip-hop, pop, and various electronic styles.