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Hyphenated-Americans

Amy Owens, soprano
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Steven Blier, Michael Barrett and Leann Osterkamp, piano

With this new program, NYFOS honors composers from abroad who have based their musical lives in the U.S. along with first-generation American composers whose close links to their parents’ homelands can be heard through their compositions. The concert features works by Bright Sheng (Chinese American), Daniel Sabzghabaei (Persian-American), Roberto Sierra (Puerto Rican-American), Clarice Assad (Brazilian-American) and others.

Amy Owens
Jesse Blumberg
Steven Blier

Amy Owens and Jesse Blumberg have sung with NYFOS many times, most recently at last season’s Bernstein Marathon, where they premiered Daniel Sabzghabaei’s At The Door, commissioned by NYFOS (watch their performance here). Daniel is a rising young composer who has been increasingly interested in his Persian heritage, seriously studying Persian art, music, and poetry. He is currently a graduate student at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University studying with Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts. Clarice Assad is another composer whose work has been championed by NYFOS. After her recent NYFOS Next concert at SubCulture, Sounds and Colours magazine stated: “She is exploring music in ways comparable to no one.”

 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 8pm

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Tickets $20-62 | 212-501-3330
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Mainstage concerts will be followed by a complimentary wine reception with the artists.

 

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