Flushing Town Hall announced plans to continue soft reopening of in-person for some of it’s events in the month of August. Events Flushing Town Hall is hosting this month include the Gino Sitson Trio’s innovative and energetic performance of African music , an outdoor exhibition of work by Queens-based artists, Taiwanese piano talents Ching-Yun Hu, Natasha Wu, and Yao-Wen Chang, and the final, virtual Louis Armstrong Legacy Jazz Jam.
Flushing Town Hall has been putting on virtual shows throughout the entire pandemic but only just recently started to bring back in person events with some soft reopening. Executive and Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek spoke on the soft reopening saying, “As we are carefully reopening our facilities for select events, we are delighted to welcome familiar and new faces to Flushing Town Hall. Across the city, venues are reopening, and we are thrilled that we can bring local artists to our patrons while taking all necessary safety measures for our guests and performers to feel safe.”
On August 11, 2021 the monthly Louis Armstrong Legacy Jazz Jam will be taking place virtually for the last time until they move to the in-person format at 7PM EST. This month’s theme is a dedicated theme to celebrate the birthday of its inspiration, the legendary Louis Armstrong — and other August birthdays! This wll be the last Jazz Jam with a dedicated theme.
On August 14 Flushing Town Hall is partnering with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) to live-stream “An Evening With Taiwanese Piano Stars, featuring Ching-Yun Hu and new talents Natasha Wu and Yao-Wen Chang” on Flushing Town Hall’s YouTube Channel at 7 PM EST. Ching-Yun Hu, known by the The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “first class talent… superb pianist” and by International Piano (London) for “praises follow her around the world.” Ching-Yun Hu is a Taiwanese-American pianist and is a unique presence in the international concert scene.
On Friday, August 20, 2021 the Gino Sitson Trio will perform the “Beautiful Vibration” – Colors of African Music, live from the stage at Flushing Town Hall at 7 PM EST. The performance will be a hybrid in-person and virtual audience. Featuring award-winning, vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson with an exciting and energetic combination of new sounds, the ensemble intertwines percussive grooves, enchanting vocals, and lyrical melodies. For this concert, Flushing Town Hall is offering both virtual and in-person tickets. In order to ensure the safety of audiences, performers, and staff, only 42 in-person tickets will be available in honor of Flushing Town Hall’s 42nd anniversary. Details about social distancing requirements should be reviewed online before purchasing in-person tickets. The performance will also be streamed live online, and virtual ticket holders will receive the live link and reminder before the show. Virtual tickets are available for $7/$5 members and in-person tickets (42 tickets only) must be purchased in advance for $12/$10 members here.
For more information on Flushing Town Hall and their upcoming events visit their website here.