Flint Institute of Music
Friday, May 14th, 2021 5:00 pm
FIM Facebook Live Event
Enter to Win $2,500! Total cash prizes of $3,250!
Tickets are available for purchase NOW until Noon Friday, May 14th

$2,500 drawing supports Education and Community Engagement Programs

Kids and families win big when you enter for a chance to win up to $2500 in the WIN-WIN with FIM Drawing. This year’s drawing will support numerous education and community engagement programs that touch thousands of lives each year. Support goes toward programs like The Troubadours, Music Around Town, Flint Rep Learning Through Theatre, Virtual Field Trips, Whiting School-Time Performances, FSO Family Day, Whiting’s Hocus Focus, Guest Artist Master Classes, FSPA Community Pianos, and FSPA Music on the Move. Every entry is a WIN-WIN that benefits great programs for kids and families!

When you purchase a ticket, you play a starring role in keeping the performing arts alive for thousands of families in our community.
Flint Institute of Music
An Evening with Damien Escobar
June 19, 2021
Whiting Auditorium
7:30 pm

Tickets available - In-Person and Streaming
Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and puts no limits on what more he can achieve, making him one of the most prolific figures hailing from Jamaica, Queens. The Emmy-winning NAACP Image Award nominee possesses a nearly two-decade-spanning resume that includes billboard chart-topping albums, sold-out global tours, collaborations with music legends, and more — an inspirational success story that started with Escobar playing his violin on NYC subways. Proving his hustle, drive, passion, and unquestionable talent are the pillars that hold up his ever-expanding brand.

Damien’s energetic live performances feature a wide range of “cross-over” musical styles consisting of a mix of classical, jazz, pop, R&B, and hip hop. His eclectic use of genres creates a sound that embraces the traditions of jazz and classical music as much as it highlights his singular innovation as an artist and his desire to explore beyond the boundaries of the sonically mainstream. There is something in Damien’s music for everyone, and it is truly best enjoyed live.
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Flint Symphony Orchestra
Limited tickets available for the May 8 Concert at Whiting
Tickets can be purchased at either The Whiting or Capitol Theatre Box Offices Mon. – Fri., 10 am-3 pm and Saturdays of FSO (Whiting only), 3-6 pm & 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm. Or reach the Ticket Center by phone at 810-237-7333 and Online.
LAST DAY May 7 - On-Demand Streaming of the April concert
BEETHOVEN Concerto for Piano No. 4
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, From the New World
Flint School of Performing Arts
FSO Guest Artist Julian Rhee Meet and Greet
Friday, May 7, 2021, 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Presented by the Flint School of Performing Arts and Flint Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, please contact the FSPA Office at 810-238-1350, ext. 3
The Flint School of Performing Arts invites you to join us for a masterclass with soprano Laquita Mitchell. Friday, May 7 at 5:00 pm - virtual

Laquita Mitchell is an acclaimed performer with eminent opera companies throughout North America and Europe.
Flint Repertory Theatre
FLINT REP OUTSIDE UPDATE: Tickets now on sale for SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD July 23-25! There are only three performances and limited seating available for each performance. Singers perform on the roof of Flint Rep while the audience watches from the courtyard below. 
Flint Repertory Theatre Education
The shorts are back to heat up your summer season of theatre. We are looking for actors ready to rehearse and perform from the comfort of their own home, as this year we will be performing on-line.

Auditions for Summer Shorts 5 will take place on-line on Monday, May 17 from 5 pm - 7 pm via zoom.
Flint Institute of Music
Limited time offer!! - Purchase a Gift Certificate and receive one of equal value for FREE (up to $50)!
Free gift certificates available for a limited time only while funds last. 
Thanks to the Our Town Gift Card Match Program, brought to you by Consumers Energy and MMLFoundation in partnership with Flint and Genesee, we’re matching gift certificate purchases for up to $50 per person. 

Gift Certificates may be used for any event tickets or merchandise sold through the Ticket Center.
Buildings open for in-person payments or to register for classes only.
FSPA: Monday - Thursday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, CLOSED Saturday and Sunday
Flint Rep: Monday - Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
NOTE: Some FSPA instructors may be available for in-person lessons.
Contact your instructor or the FSPA Office for more information
Message from the executive office
There was good news this week from the state that has raised hopes for all performing arts organizations returning to full audience capacity this fall. We now know the magic number is 70%! The MI Vacc to Normal Challenge has charted a course back to full reopening for our public performance venues. When the state reaches 70% vaccination coverage (1 or more doses) +2 weeks the Gatherings and Face Masks Order will be lifted. The current vaccination coverage as of May 6 is 51.2%. There’s a promise for our theatres and classrooms to be full once again.
We wish all mothers health and happiness and an all-around amazing week-end!

Rodney Lontine
President and CEO
Thank you! To our 2021 newsletter underwriter, Security Credit Union.
This program and/or service is funded in whole or in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.