For one week this summer, Flushing Town Hall will offer a vibrant array of Colombian programming, including music, a flower festival, and workshops. On Saturday, June 30, two outstanding performers, pianist Teresita Gómez and soprano Delcy Yanet Estrada, will present Two Women, One Passion, a special repertoire of the symphonic music of the Antioquia Region in Colombia. This performance is in partnership with Flower Festival Int’l.
Teresita Gómez began her piano training at the age of four at the Institute of Fine Arts of Medellín, and she gave her first solo concert when she was only 10 years old. In 2017, she was presented with the Juan del Corral Award for her contributions to Colombian music over 60 years as a professional pianist. Delcy Yanet Estrada is a lyrical singer and soloist of opera, symphonic works, and recitals. She stands out as a great performer of Colombian Andean, romantic, traditional Latin American and bolero music.
Reinaldo Spitaletta, journalist, writer, and professor will present and sign his latest book, The Ballad of an Old Teenager, at 6 PM before the show. The book portrays the reality and fiction of the culture and society of the late twentieth century in Medellín.
The celebration of Colombian culture continues on Sunday, July 1. Flushing Town Hall will partner with Flower Festival Int’lto present the Colombian circus arts, theater, and music group SADEP.Attendees of all ages will enjoy working with floral artisans, or silleteros,from Colombia to learn hands-onsilleta-making and Colombian flower displays at this free event. Flowers and materials will be provided.
Rounding out the weeklong celebration of Colombian culture is the Silleta Flower-Making Workshopon Saturday, July 7. Silleterosfrom Antioquia, Colombia will hold a free workshop for people of all ages. These floral artisans will teach participants how to create smaller replicas of artistic floral silletas, which the artisans carry on their backs during the Festival of Flowers Parade in Jackson Heights on Sunday, July 8.
You can access details about each event, purchase tickets, or RSVP to the free events at www.flushingtownhall.orgor by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.
This season, Flushing Town Hall is opening its doors to teenagers – for free. Under the new “Teen Access Program”, all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) will be welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.
Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available.