George Quincy: Choctaw Nights


Choctaw Nights


  1. Fanfare for a Choctaw Soul

  2. Trio for a Comet

  3. Snowy Io, a Satellite of Jupiter

  4. Europa

  5. Jupiter


  1. Canon for September Eleven

  2. Calling Through the Night

  3. Mirrors of Being


  1. The Scottish Play

  2. Hamlet

  3. Romeo & Juliet

“When I was a boy in Oklahoma, the nights were magical, the stars incredibly bright. I used to lie in the grass and wonder. Jupiter was so bright, it invited all kinds of images. It surely was inhabited, I thought. I used to mix up myths of the West (Greece) with those of the Choctaw which surrounded me.”

George Quincy

The New York 5 has been presenting its hauntingly original sounds since 1997. These virtuosi perform compositions by George Quincy, whose music enriches us with a fusion of lyrical contemporary and Native American sensibility. With its usual ensemble mix of flute, bassoon, violin, viola and piano, this memorable chamber group sparkles with melodic flourish.

George Quincy composer/piano/rain stick

A native of Oklahoma, George Quincy celebrates his Choctaw heritage. He holds two degrees from the Juilliard School where he later taught. He served as Musical Advisor to Martha Graham before going on to compose, orchestrate and conduct music for theater, dance, film, opera, television and concert. His music has been performed both here and abroad - here in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall and in many theaters in New York City. Mr. Quincy has received numerous Meet the Composer grants and ASCAP Awards. He is presently at work on a new Broadway show with his wife and collaborator Thayer Butch.

Mary Barto flute

Since completing her training with Julius Baker at Juilliard, she has performed with every major orchestra on the East Coast, including the New York Philharmonic. She has been a regular member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Besides being a renowned soloist, Ms. Barto is Associate Professor of Flute at Columbia University and the Mannes College of Music. She records frequently for Academy Award-winning composer John Barry and has a large number of Broadway credits.

William J. Scribner bassoon

In addition to being the founder and Artistic Director of the Bronx Arts Ensemble in New York, Mr. Scribner is principal bassoonist with the Long Island Philharmonic, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Colonial Symphony and the New Jersey State Opera Orchestra. He has also performed with such as the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. He is a Board member of the Bronx Council on the Arts.

Myra Segal violin

Ms. Segal made her debut at the age of seven at Carnegie Hall. She served as a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the Little Orchestra Society and the Bach Aria Group. In the world of commercial music, she has toured, performed and recorded with many of the legendary singers and instrumentalists of our time, recorded innumerable film scores, and played in the orchestra of more than twenty Broadway shows.

Joel Rudin viola

A former member of the Laurentian String Quartet, Mr. Rudin has toured throughout the US, Canada, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Algeria and can be heard on recordings for The Musical Heritage Society, Newport Classic and Soundspells Productions. He is a member of the Long Island Philharmonic and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, and American Symphony orchestra. He is principal viola of the Delaware Valley Philharmonic.