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Driftwood Quintet Downtown Glendale Residency

Driftwood is proud to announce our return to Downtown Glendale through the City of Glendale's Centerline District Arts & Cultural Initiative. The continued goal of this residency is to partner with community spaces that have cultural significance for the downtown Glendale community in order to bring high quality chamber music experiences to the diverse range of people that inhabit these neighborhoods.

All concerts in this residency are free and open to the public.

Level up! Music of games and tv

Date: Saturday, May 5th
12.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Location: Drawn to Comics
5801 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Drawn to Comics is a cultural landmark in the Glendale community. Since owner Ken Brown opened the shop in 2005 he has succeeded in not only creating a haven for die-hard comic book fans but also an inviting atmosphere for those who are just beginning their journey into the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy. 

In our second  year of collaborating with Drawn to Comics to celebrate Free Comic Book Day, Driftwood Quintet teams up with video game jazz band Dratini on the Rocks  and Nintendocore rock band minibosses to provide an afternoon music line-up featuring the popular music from video games, movies, and other pop culture. The final performance of the day will see the Driftwood Quintet and Dratini on the Rocks combine to perform two pieces as a 10-piece band.

Line Up:

12 - 1pm - minibosses

1.30 - 2.30pm - Dratini on the Rocks

3pm - 4pm - Driftwood Quintet

Storytime with driftwood

Monday, May 7th
6pm - 7pm

Velma Teague Library
7010 N 58th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301

Orchestral Masterworks IV

Date: Friday, May 11th

7pm - 8.30pm

Glendale Civic Center Annex, Room Diamond B
5750 West Glenn Drive
Glendale, Arizona 85301

Libraries are traditionally pillars of learning and community gathering and the Velma Teague public library, without a doubt, lives up to the expectation. Driftwood Quintet is excited to return to Velma Teague with a brand new children's concert.

This year's children’s concert pairs stories such as Where the Wild Things Are and Aesop’s Fables with classical music to help introduce young audiences to classical instruments. The concert ends with an interactive musical journey where the audience gets choose their own musical adventure.

With a deep commitment to excellence and beautiful architecture, it's no reason why the Glendale Civic Center has been voted the #1 meeting and conference venue in Arizona for the past six years. Driftwood Quintet is closing out our residency at this beautiful venue with the fourth installment of our Orchestral Masterworks series.

Patricia Cole, violin

Patricia Cole, violin

The Orchestral Masterworks Series seeks to bring the awe and wonder of orchestral music into the more intimate setting of chamber music. This series not only allows audience members who would not otherwise go to a symphony hall concert to be exposed to orchestral music, but also allows those familiar with orchestral music to experience it in a different light. This fourth installment of the series will showcase Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, works by minority composers such as African American composers Scott Joplin and Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, and a special performance of William Grant Still’s Mother and Child featuring violin soloist Patricia Cole.