The Art of Pleasure
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 8pm
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th St
EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Please contact the Merkin Hall Box Office at 212-501-3330 for ticket donations and refunds.
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. Featuring Caramoor’s 2020 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. See the full program.
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Elaine Daiber, soprano
Siena Licht Miller, mezzo-soprano
Terrence Chin-Loy, tenor
Thomas West, baritone
Shawn Chang, pianist
Steven Blier, pianist and host
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 Juilliard, Caramoor 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.”