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The Art of Pleasure

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 8pm
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St
Tickets $20-65Subscriptions

The beauties of the seaside, romance, and the spirit — along with some guilty pleasures too. Featuring music by Montsalvatge, Rachmaninoff, Jonathan Dove, Tom Lehrer and many others.

Caramoor’s 2020 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists and hosts

Steven Blier

The Art of Pleasure begins by exploring intimate moments of pleasure—the beauties of the seashore, romance, and dreams—before veering into a tour of guilty pleasures, “things you might not want your parents to know about.” The talented young singers of Caramoor’s Vocal Rising Stars program will perform works by Montsalvatge, Rachmaninoff, Jonathan Dove, Tom Lehrer, Leonard Bernstein, The Kinks, and many others.

This concert continues a long tradition of collaboration between NYFOS and Caramoor. The heart of NYFOS is its work with today’s finest young singers through professional residences at JuilliardCaramoor and the North Fork of Long Island, all led by NYFOS artistic directors Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. These song-intensives train young artists in programming, presentation, research, and style. The culminating concerts are, in the words of The New York Times, “A hotbed of intriguing selections and rising singers.”

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