Flushing Town Hall announces April lineup of performances and programs

In April, Flushing Town Hall will continue its Monthly Jazz Jams and Mini-Global Mashup series and host a music and dance concert celebrating the traditions of Latin America, among other programming for families. 

Emerging Choreographer Series 2023 – Studio Opening 

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Sunday, April 2, 1 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $15 general admission

The Emerging Choreographer Series 2023 studio showing is happening at Flushing Town Hall followed by a Q&A and a reception.

The Emerging Choreographer Series is an intensive crash course in self-producing; offering rehearsal space, compensation, career development consultations and professional mentorship to selected choreographers. During the period of the program, choreographers will create, develop and premiere a new work at CUNY’s LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) in Long Island City, with the studio showing at Flushing Town Hall. 

This year, the Emerging Choreographer Series features eight talented choreographers selected from a pool of over 60 applicants:Lavy Cavaliere, Adriana Ogle, Giulia Penza, Makayla Peterson, Ankita Sharma, Ameeya Sigh, Maria Angela (Mar) Talavera Tejeda, Ke’Ron Wilson

Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jam (APR. 2023)

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Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $10/free for members, students and 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!). The venue’s 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!

FTH’s Jazz Jam house band leader, Carol Sudhalter, plays flute, baritone and tenor sax and has been running our Louis Armstrong Legacy Monthly Jazz Jams for the last four years. And for the last 17 months since March 2020, more than 200 musicians from over a dozen countries as far as New Zealand, Italy and South Africa, have participated in the virtual monthly jams. Over 7,000 viewers from across the globe have enjoyed the music and tuned in to the monthly jams to listen as the venue moved its programming online.

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

Mini-Global Mashup: Brazil Meets China

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Sunday, April 16, 1 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: $10/$12 for members, seniors and students with ID

Virtual Tickets: Watch with Culture Stream subscription ($5/month – cancel anytime)

Flushing Town Hall’s Mini-Global Mashup series continues through June. Curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics), the Mini-Global Mashup series brings together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. 

In April’s installment in the series, Brazilian artists Rogério Boccato and Vitor Gonçalves take the stage at Flushing Town Hall alongside Wei Sun, the guzheng artist from China. There will be a Q&A dialogue after the performance for audience members to engage with the artists.

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.

Jabari Dreams of Freedom: Screening and Artist Talk

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Tuesday, April 25, 7 p.m.

In-Person Tickets: Admission is free and open to all

Virtual Tickets: Watch with Culture Stream subscription ($5/month – cancel anytime)

Ten-year-old Jabari loves to paint. With his Forever President Barack Obama as a guide, Jabari escapes the violent reality of an encounter with the police through his colorful paintings where he meets children from the past who teach him how to be fearless. When he meets his hero, Barack Obama, as a 6-year-old boy on the eve of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., will Jabari be able to instill in young Barack the lessons he’s learned and ensure that he will have the necessary tools to become president?

Will he learn to take these lessons back into his own life and heal his community?

Jabari Dreams of Freedom is a 45-minute dream, a piece for ages 8 and up,  using rap, freedom songs, hip hop dance, history, and humor to tell the story of a young Black boy from the South Side of Chicago who is afraid to leave the house, but learns to dream of freedom. 

El Barrio Project – SALSA by Folklore Urbano Orchestra 

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Saturday, April 29, 1 p.m.  

In-Person Tickets: $15 general admission/$10 for members, seniors and students with ID

Join Flushing Town Hall on April 29 for an exciting family concert. El Barrio Project – SALSA. Folklore Urbano Orchestra, the Colombian music group of director Pablo Mayor, presents a music and dance concert celebrating the traditions of Latin America.