NOV 21 - DEC 21, 2021
The concert was performed and streamed LIVE from Flushing Town Hall Theater on November 21st at 1 PM ET. Buy tickets ($7/$5 Members) to receive the video link and enjoy as much as you want until November 23rd!
All individuals must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and matching identification to attend this event. If you are interested in attending this event in person, please read the full COVID Safety Policy carefully before purchasing tickets.
Common Ground features artists seemingly different in discipline, practices, or cultural identity who explore global connections, celebrating distinctions that make cultures unique. Our NEW series Common Ground: Mini-Global Mashups are curated by acclaimed trumpeter and composer Frank London (The Klezmatics) bringing together two amazing global music artists along with accompanists for an afternoon of music, conversation and exploration. Post-show Q&A.
Lorin Sklamberg has been the lead singer of the Grammy Award winning Jewish American roots band the Klezmatics since its founding during the heyday of the alternative music scene in New York’s East Village in the mid 1980s. His work as vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist can be heard on some 50 recordings, solo and alongside Itzhak Perlman, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Matt Darriau, Rob Schwimmer, Jane Siberry, Marc Cohn, Tony Kushner, Moxy Früvous, the Western Wind, and of course, Constantinople.
Sofia Rei, is an Argentinian vocalist, songwriter, producer, and educator. A classically trained mezzo-soprano, Rei's influences include South American folk styles, jazz, pop, new classical and electronic music. She sings in Spanish, English and Portuguese and was born and raised in Buenos Aires and has been based in NY since 2005.
This concert is accompanied by Caribbean born multi-instrumentalist JC Maillard.
Sofia Rei and Lorin Sklamberg curated special playlists for Flushing Town Hall. Listen below and follow us on Spotify for more!
This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.