BY JOE MARVILLI
A new year, a new set of performances at Flushing Town Hall.
The historic venue shows no signs of slowing down in the New Year. Whether local or international, there will be something for everyone at Flushing Town Hall.
One of the first events of the year is courtesy of Norian Maro, an energetic world music group from Korea that will appear onstage on Jan. 16. The show is free with an RSVP.
Flushing Town Hall will also offer a free sneak peak of “Beloved Prey,” a portable opera in English with a Japanese koto, on Jan. 18. The opera is about a lioness who adopts a baby antelope and a mother antelope who musters the courage to rescue her child.
On Jan. 24, you can enjoy Spherus, a nonverbal trio show that features International Juggling champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by two aerial acrobats. This event costs $13 for adults.
Two days later, the audience members will become the show at the Moth StorySLAM. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in the Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner.
To kick off February, laugh along to “The Man Who Planted Trees” on Feb. 8. This hilarious puppet show adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. Tickets are $13.
On Feb. 13, listen to the beautiful sounds of Folie à Deux, the charismatic viola duo of Nora Krohn and Nick Revel. This free Composers Collective Winter 2015 concert will showcase new works by the musicians.
For Valentine’s Day, Antoinette Montague invites everyone to listen to her interpretations of songs by The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Stevie Wonder and many more. The concert costs $22.
The next day, the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents the award winning play, “Film Chinois,” an atmospheric noir mystery set in 1940s China. Audiences can attend for no cost.
For $15, you can watch Dancing Wind, a cross-cultural project that explores traditional and contemporary choreography of Asian dance through an infusion of live world music from both Korean and Chinese traditions. The performance takes place on Feb. 20.
On Feb. 22, welcome the Lunar New Year and celebrate the Year of the Ram with a free dance sampler. Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, this year’s sampler will present demonstrations of dance from China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Mexico, Step from the U.S. and more.
To end the month, the EastRiver Ensemble will hold a Chinese music and dance performance on Feb. 28. The group illustrates how this music has evolved, how it was personally experienced in China and how it continues to transform itself through their lives in New York City. Tickets are $13.
On March 6, the Fred Hersch Trio will hold a free concert at the venue. Six-time Grammy-nominated pianist Hersch is a graceful soloist and sought-after accompanist, as well as the anchor of one of the greatest trios on the jazz scene today.
On March 8, the Momenta Quartet will return to Flushing Town Hall for “Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera,” a five-movement work for string quartet and pipa, with water, metal, stone and paper.
To welcome the Spring season at the end of the month, there will be a concert on March 28. The Spring Mix is a medley of classical hits and contemporary songs, as well as some beloved jazzy tunes. Performed by three established New York musicians, this free concert will make you ready for the season.
Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @Joe Marvilli.15.