Michael Bridge (accordions & piano) and Kornel Wolak (clarinet & piano) are an internationallyacclaimed music & comedy duo. Integrating traditional acoustic instruments with 21st century digital technology, they perform their own uniquely re-imagined repertoire of classical, world and jazz fusion. With deft virtuosity and endless wit, these fun-loving gentlemen (with seven music degrees between them) have been called the “Victor Borges of the 21st Century.”
Virtual works created by Choreographer, Martha Connerton during the COVID shutdown are paired with live works featuring a diverse cast of performers from Charlotte and Greensboro areas. Also featuring a world premiere live work by Martha Connerton.
Don't miss these one of a kind immersive events including visual art displays from Charlotte Art League and Activist Artist Andrea Downs.
Featuring the work of:
Kyle Garrison Shawell
Joshua Lanning/Adrienne Powell with Rogue Artistry
Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.
"Formed from a Paisley pub session in 1968, seminal trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers now also rank as national treasures." - Glasglow Celtic Connections 2018
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members- we will require audiences to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Flushing Town Hall presents an in-person, live concert "Beautiful Vibration" - Colors of African Music featuring award-winning vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson. Originally from the Bamiléké region of Cameroon, Central Africa, Gino Sitson’s daring musical project combines jazz, gospel, blues and traditional African polyphonies, polyrhythms and melodies in a most innovative way. Join us for an exciting and energetic combination of new sounds, where percussive grooves and enchanting vocals are intertwined with lyrical melodies. His family comes from a long line of musicians known as Ntontas ("players of horns"). Sitson is a UNICEF Cameroon Goodwill Ambassador.
Gino Sitson: voice, body percussion & compositions
Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN, is a women-led ensemble that fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love. OKAN is an award-winning contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz duo.
Moskitto Bar is a unique sound created in the multi-cultural hub of Toronto. Moskitto Bar defines the new sound. A combination of original and with a new mix of Ukrainian, Balkan, Iraqi Middle-Eastern and French Celtic music. The project was initiated by Tangi Ropars when he met newcomers Yura, from Ukraine, and Ahmed, from Iraq. In June 2016, during a gathering in Northern Ontario, they met every day in the woods to share and teach each other their respective melodies and rhythms. As they were playing, the rural Ontario mosquitos, were joyfully feasting on the multicultural group inspiring their eponymous name. Almost two years later, the trio connected with the notable violin player, Fethi Nadjem freshly landed for Algeria, adding his flavour to the sound mix. More than the music, despite their diverse traditions, political and social stories, they share a deeper connection, a mutual love and respect for each other and a common desire to spread messages of unity.
On Saturday, November 7, Flushing Town Hall will celebrate the Festival of Lights with its sixth annual Diwali Festival–reimagined as a FREE virtual event. Our virtual celebration mixes live and pre-recorded content and opens with footage of a home traditionally decorated for Diwali and an explanation of the holiday and traditional foods. Then Nupur Arora, owner of Queens Curry Kitchen, will demonstrate mouth-watering authentic Indian dishes with ingredients that you can find at your local grocer, including aloo gobhi (spiced potato and cauliflower), tikka marsala sauce for chicken or tofu, and chai tea. Then move the furniture and get ready to move as master Indian dancer Abha B. Roy and the Srijan Dance Center shows you traditional, folk and Bollywood dance moves. Once you are warmed up, keep moving as DJ Rekha spins the music for a Bhangra dance party.
Since their 2010 debut, Coreyah has pioneered a new style of Korean music that blends genres of contemporary ethnic and popular sounds while still maintaining the distinctive characteristics of traditional Korean instruments. At this special virtual concert, Coreyah performs music from their latest album ‘Clap & Applause’ showcasing their long-standing effort to infuse pop into traditional music through bold, youthful style, heartfelt lyrics, and a psychedelic sound.
Native American Flute and Meditation Workshops: Wo
Have you always wanted to play an instrument? (Or, do you play and want to connect more with the music?) Learn to play in a natural way, the way music began, with wind, inspiration, breath. Take yourself back to a simpler time. Soothe your body with your breath. Soothe yourself and others with sound, a wind expression of your heart. Workshops start with guided meditation, moves to learning about the flute, followed by another meditation and structured playing. The meditative atmosphere helps to quiet our mind allowing our creativity to be freely expressed. Native Flutes will be available for use. “Native Flute: Be the Music” is a series of four 2-hour workshops. While each workshop builds on the next, the workshops are designed to stand alone as well. The workshops can be taken in any order. Watch for workshops 1 & 2 in the fall catalog. A one-hour introductory class will be offered before the beginning of each workshop to give you a bit
Class will take place using Zoom. Registered students will receive a link approximately 24 hours before the class.
You will need a Native American style flute in “A” minor. https://highspirits.com/collections/all-flutes/flutes-in-the-key-of-a