Friday, September 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard, QUEENS
5BMF is thrilled to kick off the 2014-2015 season with two presentations of “A BANNER BICENTENNIAL: 200 Years of American Song.” In our second collaboration with The Casement Fund Song Series, we present this brand new program of American Song in two historic NYC venues: Flushing Town Hall in Queens (Friday, Sept. 5th), and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan (Saturday, Sept. 6th).
The program marks the 200th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner, and traces the journey of American song through the two centuries since the anthem’s beginnings. Backed by a fantastic roster of all-star performers, the program features selections ranging from Ives to Bernstein, Foster to Hoiby, and Gershwin to Rorem. In addition, American tenor and song guru Paul Sperry will make a special guest appearance to speak about the program and the evolution of American song.
Spencer Myer, pianist
Caitlin Lynch, soprano
Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano
Michael Slattery, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
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About the neighborhood
Known to NYC foodies as a mecca for great eating, historic Flushing is easily accessible by the 7 train. (Check out this list of some of Flushing’s famed eateries, where you can get a great pre-show dinner!) Flushing Town Hall, an 1862 landmark building, hosts the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, which presents an array of high quality arts and educational programs as well as providing vital services to local artists, arts organizations and community residents.
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