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NYFOS Next

“a breath of fresh air on the scene of serious vocal music.” — Q ON STAGE
 

A Bernstein Marathon

 

Amy Owen, soprano
Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano
Vale Rideout, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Michael Barrett and Leann Osterkamp, piano

Serving as curator and pianist, Michael Barrett will host a full day of events to celebrate Leonard Bernstein as part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration. The NYFOS NEXT program, which will comprise a 90 minute period, will feature works by today’s composers who either studied directly under Maestro Bernstein or have been influenced by his work.
This concert is presented in partnership with the CUNY Graduate Center.

Amy Owen
Vale Rideout
Jesse Blumberg

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00–9:00pm
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue (between 34th and 35th Streets)
Admission: Free   |   more Info  >

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Clarice Assad & Friends

May 2018
Venue and date TBA

Serving as curator and host, Brazilian composer, pianist and singer Clarice Assad will present a 75-minute program to include her own works alongside works by other Brazilian and Latin American composers of today. She is a member of the celebrated musical family that includes her father Sergio Assad (composer and guitarist), her uncle Odair Assad (guitarist), and her aunt Badi Assad (vocalist).

 

Her numerous honors, awards and commissions include a Violin Concerto (2004) written for Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, which was later recorded, and 2007 residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.

 

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NYFOS Next looks to the future, opening a forum for the next generation of song composers and interpreters. Now in its eighth season, this “invaluable contemporary-music series” (The New Yorker) takes the longstanding NYFOS tradition of presenting new work, and puts it in the hands of the composers themselves. Each composer becomes a curator, building an hour-long program that features his/her own works and those of colleagues and students. The composer also acts as host of the evening. This approach has allowed NYFOS to expand the perspectives of its two artistic directors, creating room for multifarious approaches to vocal music.

 

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The 2017-2018 NYFOS Next series is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Susan W. Rose Fund for Music.

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