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Flushing Town Hall presents lineup of performances for the holiday season

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Flushing Town Hall is hosting a lineup of events this holiday season from musicals to jazz concerts and a holiday carnival to benefit the global arts institution. 

Songs For Barry Harris w/ NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, Harvie S, and Roni Ben-Hur

NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, bassist Harvie S, and jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. (Courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, 8 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $40/$32 for Members, Seniors, & Students with ID

Table Packages: $130/$110 for Members (includes refreshments/drinks)

Virtual Tickets: $10 

Flushing Town Hall will pay tribute to one of the greatest NEA Jazz Masters with Songs for Barry Harris, featuring NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, bassist Harvie S, and jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur. The trio will perform jazz standards and tunes Barry Harris played throughout his phenomenal career and share unique stories and memories about the outstanding jazz luminary for the anniversary of his passing. Harris died in December of 2021, at the remarkable age of 91. He gave his final public performance at Flushing Town Hall’s 15th annual NEA Jazz Masters concert just one month prior.

Native American Social 

Flushing Town Hall will host the annual Native American Social in collaboration with NativeTec, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc., and Niamuck Land Trust.(Courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, 12 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $10 Adults/$5 Children 

Flushing Town Hall will host the annual Native American Social in collaboration with NativeTec, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc., and Niamuck Land Trust. This special event will feature artwork, dancing, drumming & singing, shared stories and community building over refreshments. This year’s Native American Social will feature the artwork of the following artists: Tecumseh Ceasar, Shane Weeks, Jeremy Dennis, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem and more. Drum will be led by Ginew Benton and Young Blood Singers; special guest singer Jennifer Kreisberg from Ulali.

Illegal: A New Musical (Staged Concert  Reading)

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Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, 7 p.m. 

Free Admission

Written by Skyler Chin, and co-composed by Sita Sunil, ‘Illegal’ is a historical fiction musical about some of America’s first “illegal” immigrants—think “Hamilton” meets Bruce Lee. Inspired by the 1923 detainment and interrogation of Skyler’s grandfather on Angel Island, ‘Illegal’ confronts the history of anti-Asian prejudice that Skyler’s ancestors experienced during the Chinese Exclusion era and that many still face a century later. 

The show’s bold, irreverent characters and upbeat, comedic moments honor the fighting spirit of those who persevered and allowed future Americans to proudly tell their stories. Illegal was named a Semi-Finalist for the prestigious 2022 National Music Theater Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

Lioness: Women In Jazz Concert (Part 3/3)

Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series, a three-part partnership series happening at Flushing Town Hall during the Fall 2022 season. (Courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m. 

In-Person Tickets: $5/Free for FTH Members, Seniors, & Students w/ID

Join Flushing Town Hall for Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series, a three-part partnership series happening at Flushing Town Hall during the Fall 2022 season. Each of these three concerts will be 60 minutes long and include a Q&A after each performance. This concert features the collective Lioness™. 

The purpose of each concert is not only to share the music of women composers with the community, but also to share the artistic process and methods practiced by these composers. It’s also a forum through which the audience can have a meaningful dialogue with the musicians and hopefully feel more of a connection with the music and the artistic process moving forward. 

The Fragrance Of The Moon VII

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Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

In-Person Tickets: $100/$150

Flushing Town Hall presents The Seventh Annual “The Fragrance of The Moon VII”. This special event is a holiday carnival and benefit party for Flushing Town Hall. Please join on Dec. 10 for food, drinks, dancing, and live music! 

Kunqu Society

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Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022, 2 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: Free

Virtual Tickets: Free

To celebrate the season of harvest and reunion, the Kunqu Society presents a live performance of three plays, featuring its resident artists and members and marking its return to live stage performance, in costume and make-up. 

The plays present a diverse range of characters and dramatic conflicts that reflect the foibles and tenderness of humanity. The performers include the society’s Resident Artists Jiehua Shi and Qinglin Cai in the play “Asking for Tea” as well as its members in the other two plays, “Fleeing Down the Mountain” and “The Interrupted Dream.” There will be live online viewing options with subtitles in English. 

Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (DEC. 2022)

Flushing Town Hall’s monthly jazz jams returns on the second Wednesday of every month. (Courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, 7 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $10/FREE for Members, Students, & Jamming Musicians

Monthly Jazz Jams return live at Flushing Town Hall the second Wednesday of every month! Open to professional jazz musicians, graduate students studying jazz, music educators and serious hobbyists, Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams invites musicians to perform at Flushing Town Hall. All are welcome, regardless of instrument (vocalists, too!).  Steinway baby grand and drum kit are available at each Jam. Health and safety protocols will be in place, so bring a mask, and feel free to bring your own microphone. House Band and Jam Sessions are led by Carol Sudhalter, with Joe Vincent Tranchina, Scott Neumann, and Eric Lemon. Don’t play, but love Jazz? Come listen!

This program is supported in part by a grant from The Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.

Mini-Global Mashup: Garifuna Meets Flamenco

(Garifuna vocalist Lucy Blanco and Flamenco duo Lisa and Josué. (Courtesy of Flushing Town Hall)

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, 1 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $15/$12 for FTH members, Seniors, & Students w/ ID; 

Virtual Tickets: $5

The Mini-Global Mashups continue through December 2022! Curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics), the Mini-Global Mashup series is pairing two amazing global music artists: Garifuna vocalist Lucy Blanco and Flamenco duo Lisa and Josué.

The Mini-Global Mashup concert series is made possible thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center For Cultural Vibrancy.

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