Trilogy performers L to R: Zoe Lyons Nieves, Gabriele Tranchina, Emilie Surtees

— Featuring performances from Zoe Lyons Nieves, Gabriele Tranchina, and Emilie Surtees —

This March, Flushing Town Hall will celebrate Women’s History Month with the return of its Women’s History Trilogy, a three-part series featuring outstanding vocalists paying tribute to legendary popular music singers and songwriters.

“March is for powerhouse, female vocalists, and we look forward to celebrating their talents on our stage” says Ellen Kodadek, Flushing Town Hall’s Executive & Artistic Director. “Audiences will enjoy a range of popular music hits and are sure to hear some of their personal favorites.”  

Part 1: The Trilogy kicks off on Friday, March 3 at 7PM with Golden Girls. Vocalist Zoe Lyons Nieves will perform more than 40 years of popular songs made famous by living legends Dionne Warwick, Shirley Bassey, Barbra Streisand, Carole King, Petula Clark, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, and Lady Gaga.

Zoe Lyons Nieves is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer who has received a Boston Music Award, has hit the charts of Billboard, and was signed to Sony under Epic Records. Originally from Boston, she has been living in New York for over 25 years. Her voice has been featured in several television and radio jingles, including with Disney, Showtime, Chevrolet, and Poland Springs. She became a frequent performer at Mohegan Sun and at many special events throughout the country, including NFL Commissioner’s Superbowl Ball, Fox Broadcasting Company’s Upfront parties, and the opening night parties for On the Town and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812

Part 2: The Trilogy continues on Friday, March 17 at 7PM with Paris is for Lovers – French Songs Made Famous by Women, featuring a selection of famous, romantic French songs by Edith Piaf, Jacques Prévert, Yves de Montand, and Michael Fugain. German-born vocalist Gabriele Tranchina will be joined on stage by her husband and music director Joe Vincent Tranchina to transport all who attend into a romantic feeling of love and music French Style.

Gabriele Tranchina traverses the world of jazz and song in multiple language. She is a German-born Parisian chanteuse, with Brazilian stylings, now based in New York City. She sings throughout the Tri State area with her ensemble and on annual tour to major European cities, where she enjoys a reputation as a well-respected, popular jazz and world vocalist. Her most recent album is Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes.

Part 3: The Trilogy concludes on Friday, March 31 at 7PM with I’m Every Woman, a tribute to famous female pop singers who have passed. Vocalist Emilie Surtees takes the stage with her band and background singers to perform the works of Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Olivia Newtown John, and Aretha Franklin.

Emilie Surtees is a seasoned vocalist and independent artist who has written and co-produced all the tunes on her Reflections of You CD. She has developed grassroots following in the Tri State area and internationally. Born and raised in New York City, Surtees has been exposed to a diverse music culture, which is present in her songs and performances. 

In-person tickets for each Trilogy performance are $15 or $12 for Members, Seniors, and Students with ID. Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot – located a short distance from the 7 train – at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available. 

For the venue’s full schedule of 2023 Winter/Spring events, visit:

COVID Policy: 

Although as of March 7, 2022, New York City has relaxed its COVID policies for indoor arts and entertainment events, Flushing Town Hall will maintain its prior policy for the safety of its audiences, artists, and staff. This policy will remain in effect until further notice: Flushing Town Hall requires all visitors, performers, and staff to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 with matching identification. Additionally, masks will be required at all times. For more details on Flushing Town Hall’s Covid-safety measures and vaccine requirements, please visit:

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All gifts of $50 or more give you exclusive Flushing Town Hall Circle of Friends membership benefits including a Smithsonian membership, ticket discounts, and more! Donations in any amount are appreciated to support the artists and the nonprofit cultural organization as they continue to provide programming and entertainment across New York and the world.

Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization and receives major support in 2022 from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; The City of New York, Mayor Eric Adams; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Laurie Cumbo; Queens Borough President Donovan Richards; The New York City Council, Speaker Adrienne E. Adams and New York City Council Members Sandra Ung, Tiffany Caban, Shekar Krishnan, Linda Lee, Vickie Paladino, Lynn Schulman, and Jessica Won; Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, Guru Krupa Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation.

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About Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall (FTH), a Smithsonian affiliate, presents multi-disciplinary global arts that engage and educate the global communities of Queens and New York City in order to foster mutual appreciation. As advocates of arts equity since 1979, we support local, immigrant, national, and international artists, developing partnerships and collaborations that enhance our efforts. As a member of New York City’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), we serve to restore, manage and program the historic 1862 landmark on behalf of the City of New York. FTH celebrates the history of Queens as the home of Jazz, by presenting the finest in Jazz performance. We are committed to arts education and hands-on learning, for the arts-curious, arts enthusiasts, and professional artists. We serve one of the most diverse communities in the world and strive to uphold the legacy of inclusiveness that has defined our community since the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657.

Flushing Town Hall is a proud member of the Cultural Institutions Group (CIG), a collective of 34 nonprofit museums, performing arts centers, historical societies, zoos, and botanical gardens across all five boroughs with a distinct private-public partnership with the City of New York and a commitment to serving all New Yorkers.

Land Acknowledgement:

Flushing Town Hall acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and the first people of Flushing, Queens. The Matinecock continue to live and work on this land to this day. Flushing Town Hall honors their elders who have stewarded this land throughout generations.