DATE: SUN | AUG 12 | 1 PM | FAMILY PERFORMANCE
Tickets: $14/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children
Elena Moon Park and Friends:
Colin Brooks, drums
Sinuhé Padilla Isunza, leona
John Foti, accordion
Akiko Hiroshima, vocals
Elena Moon Park, vocals, jarana, violin
special guest: Fumi Tanakadate, taiko
Elena Moon Park is a musician and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. Today, she manages programs for Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, including the OneBeat global music diplomacy program, and actively engages in outreach with youth arts groups across the United States. In 2012, Elena released Rabbit Days and Dumplings, an album for families featuring folk and children’s music from East Asia.
“Rabbit Days and Dumplings is a timeless classic and one that fully supports Park’s strong belief that music has the ability to transcend borders, ages, languages and backgrounds.” – Kids Can Groove
“The experience of listening to “Rabbit Days and Dumplings,” the new album by Elena Moon Park of Dan Zanes and Friends, is delightfully strange: the music is foreign and deeply familiar in the same instant; wildly contemporary and ancient at once; light-hearted and heart-rending in a single melody. When I played the first song, “Sol Nal,” in my kitchen one morning, my three children came running to dance, and, frankly, we haven’t stopped since. Hands down, it is the best all-ages album I’ve ever come across.” – New York Family magazine
Sonia De Los Santos and Friends:
Martin Vejarano, drums
Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza, leona
Elena Moon Park, violin & trumpet
George Saenz, accordion & trombone
Sonia De Los Santos, vocals, jarana, acoustic guitar
Sonia De Los Santos was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico and has been hailed by Billboard as “one of the Latin Children’s music artists you should know.” In 2015 she released her first solo family music album titled Mi Viaje: De Nuevo León to the New York Island, a collection of songs that reflect her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country, learning about other cultures, and in the process, feeling closer to her own heritage. This soulful and important new voice in family music inspires and grown-ups of all backgrounds.
"This debut is an instant classic for bilingual families and beyond." – Billboard Magazine
"Connected by the Spanish language and universal themes, these songs build on each other to create a wonderful listening and learning experience for children." – Spanish Playground
Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.
Support for our programs is also provided by Cathay Bank, Michael Cheng / Epos Development, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou / New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, Con Edison, Crossings TV, Culture Center of TECO in New York, Exploring the Metropolis, Kuang-Yu Fong, Barbara Garii, the Glow Foundation, Heather Harrison, Raymond D. Jasen, Nelson Lee / Flushing Bank, James S. Liao, Emily Lin / Lin & Loveall Foundation, Anita Liu, Materials for the Arts, William McClure / Queens College, the NYC & Company Foundation, Northwell Health, Arthur Liu, Queens Courier, Paul Ru, Mike Sperendi & Jan Schneider, Tina Seligman, Robert Temkin, Vincent Toomey, Veronica Tsang , Tai Wang & Tony Wang / WAC Lighting, Jay Wegman, Edwina & Eldwin Wong, Minwen Yang, and Hank Yeh.
*Contributions for FY19 at the $500 level and above, and received as of May 1, 2018, are listed.