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  • 37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th Street
  • Astoria, NY, 11101
  • United States

Facilitators: Eleanor Dubinsky & Frank Ponzio

QCA’s LAB (Formerly known as 3rd Space) presents “The Art of Listening: A Musical Exploration,” by Eleanor Dubinsky and Frank Ponzio. They will lead an interactive lecture-demonstration about the importance of listening, using live music, small group exercises, discussion and Q&A to teach specific listening skills.

Frank and Eleanor will sing and play samples of their music on keyboard, cello, and guitar. The audience will be asked to listen for specific aspects of the music (i.e., breaking music into regions such as high, low and middle range, listening to the sound, rhythm and timbre of a singing voice). The audience will also have the opportunity to comment on the music, engage in small group exercises, enjoy a longer musical performance, and participate in a post-performance discussion.

Friday, July 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave., Entrance on 37th Street
Astoria, NY 11101

Admission $10
Friends with Benefits members: FREE


Eleanor Dubinsky
Eleanor is a New York City based singer, songwriter, cellist, guitarist, dancer and performance artist. She writes original songs combining melodic, soothing vocals with poly-rhythmic grooves from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa. Eleanor has released two CDs to date, Touch The Sky (2011) and Listen To The Music (2012), as well as single recordings that range from bossa-flavored French classics to group compositions with jazz and world musicians. Eleanor’s songs have been featured on MTV, Lifetime and Animal Planet, ads for American Express, radio stations throughout Mexico and NPR, and her song, “Wait For You” won the Sennheiser recording contest at the 2012 ASCAP EXPO. Eleanor performs regularly in New York City, tours nationally and internationally, and most recently returned from a research-performance trip to Portugal and Cape Verde. Listen To The Music: http://youtu.be/BtgtEOAfU0E Website: www.eleanordubinsky.com

Frank Ponzio
Frank Ponzio, jazz pianist and composer has performed and collaborated with a variety of artists, including David Amram, Ben Vereen, Phil Donahue, Joe Beck, Nancy LaMott, Baby Jane Dexter, Bob McGrath of Sesame Street and Aisha Morris (Stevie Wonder’s daughter). He has created original scores for The Silver Swing, directed by Martha Parker, the feature film A Level Field, directed by Ken Haywood and Midnight to Midnight, by the Sculptor Roberta Berman. He has enjoyed a fifteen year-long association with the National Dance Institute, an innovative organization founded by Jacques d’Amboise that brings the benefits of the arts to children from all social and economic backgrounds.  He was their full-time music director for several years. Frank graduated from Indiana University, studied conducting with Jack Lee and studies with Mike Longo, longtime music director for Dizzy Gillespie. Frank is currently a member and pianist for Celebration Spiritual Center in Brooklyn, NY. www.frankponzio.com