In celebration of Pleasure Month, Flushing City Corridor presents its PRIDE TRILOGY, a three-part, musical sequence that includes a rare lineup of award-winning performers and vocalists.
“Impressed by the success of our Black Historical past Trilogy in February, we’re very excited to current this new sequence for Pleasure,” says Flushing City Corridor’s Govt & Inventive Director Ellen Kodadek. “As New York Metropolis reopens, we’re additionally thrilled to be welcoming artists again to the stage in our Corridor whereas persevering with to livestream for audiences at house.”
The PRIDE TRILOGY is supported partly by funding from New York Metropolis Council Member, Finance Chair, and LGBTQ Caucus Chair, Daniel Dromm, who says, “Flushing City Corridor’s Pleasure Trilogy is one other thrilling approach that the group ensures inclusivity in all of its implausible occasions. As a result of invisibility is our greatest enemy, making us seen within the arts is so vitally necessary and nobody does it higher than Flushing City Corridor. I’m most grateful to everybody concerned for his or her assist of the LGBTQ neighborhood of Queens. Joyful Pleasure!”
Did you ever take heed to a music written by one of many greats and listen to a phrase that made you say, “did I simply hear what I believe I heard?” On this enjoyable and tuneful present, Nadler explores the idea that Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Larry Hart and Billy Strayhorn meant what you suppose they meant once they wrote provocative, homosexual sounding phrases of their lyrics. The digital viewers is invited to remain for a stay Q&A with Nadler following his efficiency.
Mark Nadler is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, tap-dancer and comic. He’s the recipient of the 2015 Broadway World Editor’s Alternative Award for Entertainer of the 12 months. His off-Broadway hit, I am a Stranger Right here Myself, has been honored with the 2013 Nightlife Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and two Broadway World Awards. The present was introduced at The Adelaide Cabaret Competition in Adelaide, Australia, the place it was nominated for the distinguished Helpmann Award. Moreover, Nadler’s Broadway Hootenanny carried out at Adelaide Competition for a number of years in a row. He has carried out at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra and has been a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Nationwide Arts Centre Symphony in Ottawa and others.
II. On Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 PM (ET), the PRIDE TRILOGY continues with Marieann Meringolo‘s “Here’s to the Ladies! A Salute to Great Ladies of Song,” celebrating such icons as Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, and extra.
Multi award-winning vocalist Marieann Meringolo is a local New Yorker who has been known as “one of many circuit’s strongest singers,” and described by Time Out New York as “if k.d. lang‘s DNA had been to get whipped along with Barbra Streisand‘s in a genetics lab specializing in divas, the outcome would possibly properly be Marieann Meringolo.” She is a MAC Award-Successful Recording Artist in addition to a Again Stage Bistro Award-Winner for “Excellent Vocalist.”
She performs in New York’s most celebrated venues, has toured with the late comic David Brenner and headlines on cruises around the globe. She obtained rave critiques for her 2018 album, launched on the BluJazz label, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman.
Meringolo’s beautiful voice is commonly performed on radio stations and the web around the globe, and has been heard on chosen United Airways flights, in addition to on Air Pressure II. She has additionally had the respect of performing stay on the United Nations.
III. Flushing City Corridor’s PRIDE TRILOGY will conclude with a really particular efficiency from Darius de Haas on Thursday, June 24 at 7:00 PM (ET). In Darius de Haas Sings Billy Strayhorn: “One thing to Dwell For,” de Haas will have fun the composer’s wealthy contribution to the Nice American Songbook with songs like “Take the A Prepare,” “Lush Life,” “Day Dream,” “Chelsea Bridge,” and extra.
An Obie Award-winning actor and singer, Darius de Haas has appeared in Broadway’s Lease, Shuffle Alongside, Kiss Of The Spiderwoman, and in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He brings an ever evolving and singular perspective to Strayhorn’s great output- celebrating a composer whose music he sung for his debut solo recording 20 years in the past, the critically acclaimed Day Dream: Variations on Strayhorn.
Identified primarily in his lifetime as one in all Duke Ellington‘s biggest collaborators, Strayhorn has been more and more celebrated for his personal wealthy contributions, not simply to music however as a humanitarian. An out, homosexual Black man at a time when the norm was to maintain that hidden (notably within the macho-dominated world of jazz), Strayhorn was not solely out however held within the highest regard by his fellow musicians and colleagues.
“Billy Strayhorn is somebody who I affectionately name ‘a triple menace’- homosexual, Black and a genius,” says de Haas. “I, and positively many different artists, have benefited from his contribution to the Nice American Songbook and stand on his small however mighty shoulders.”
Flushing City Corridor’s PRIDE TRILOGY is introduced as a part of its FTH At Home! digital programming initiative to offer the very best caliber, international arts performances to audiences all through New York, the nation, and internationally to take pleasure in from the protection of house. Since New York Metropolis first shutdown to Covid in March of 2020, Flushing City Corridor’s YouTube subscriber viewers has grown by greater than 220%. To study extra in regards to the upcoming TRILOGY and to order digital tickets ($5 every, plus a $1 service price) go to: https://www.flushingtownhall.org/pride-trilogy
Flushing City Corridor lately launched its new membership program, Flushing City Corridor’s Circle of Buddies, with memberships beginning at items of $50 or extra. With the lack of almost all earned revenue, Flushing City Corridor is in dire want of assist and is at the moment elevating funds beneath its Lemon-AID the Arts Campaign. Donations in any quantity are appreciated to assist the artists and nonprofit cultural group as they proceed to offer programming and leisure throughout New York and the world.
Flushing City Corridor’s services are briefly closed to the general public in accordance with COVID-19 security rules. Present applications are being introduced nearly.