Roberta Flack & Daryl Roth Honored with Town Hall Friend of Arts Award

Daryl Roth, Robert Flack


Photos: Maya Werner


Town Hall Ensemble’s concert “City Suite” on Sunday night honored Roberta Flack and Daryl Roth, who are this year’s 2017 Town Hall Friend of the Arts Award recipients at this, the 96th Annual Town Hall Gala celebration. Steven Bernstein is the ensemble’s musical director, and the concert featured special guest appearances, including Lisa Fischer, Will Hermes, Eric Mingus, Toshi Reagon, and Hal Willner.


Steve Bernstein


Lisa Fischer


Eric Mingus, Steve Bernstein


The Town Hall Ensemble is a collective that celebrates the cultural and musical history of New York City. Directed by trumpeter, arranger and bandleader Steven Bernstein and featuring some of the best musicians in New York City.


Robert Flack, Lisa Fischer


Paying tribute to the character and spirit of New York City, Town Hall Ensemble: City Suite includes unique renditions of historic music performances at Town Hall, lost music of social justice movements, songs of unity, songs of rebellion, forgotten stories, and collaborations that could only happen in New York City.