All Together Now is the first collaboration between NYFOS and Young Concert Artists and features five brilliant vocalists from the YCA roster including soprano/pianist Chelsea Guo (this season: Reno Chamber Orchestra, Long Symphony, Gorzow Philharmonic, Orchestra LUMOS, Krannert Center), mezzo-sopranos Megan Moore (this season: Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Santa Fe Opera) and Erin Wagner (recent debut at Houston Grand Opera), tenor Daniel McGrew (recent NYC recital debut at Merkin Hall and Washington D.C. recital debut at the Kennedy Center), and bass-baritone Joseph Parrish (recent highlights: Festival Napa Valley, City Lyric Opera) with Steven Blier and Francesco Barfoed at the piano.
The program travels through six centuries of vocal ensembles, from the Renaissance to the present day with music by Mozart, Chabrier, Libby Larsen, the Bobs, and many others. Read the complete program notes here.
“All Together Now is the result of a perfect storm: a group of singers I adored as students all joined the prestigious roster of Young Concert Artists around the same time,” said NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier. “It seemed like the right moment for the first-ever collaboration between YCA and NYFOS. The result is a program of vocal ensembles spanning nearly six centuries, from Paris in 1529, ‘Les cris de Paris’ by Jannequin, to San Francisco in 2023, ‘Let Beauty Awake’, by Matt Boehler. Along the way there’s music by Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich, the Beach Boys, and lots of others. Some of the program is a cappella, some is accompanied, all of it is vibrant, intense, and a barrel of fun.”
YCA President Daniel Kellogg said “We are delighted to have 5 singers on the roster and are thrilled for them to have an opportunity to come together through MYFOS in one concert. We have long admired Steven’s work, and are honored to collaborate with an organization that thrives in celebrating song in all its eclectic and wonderful styles.”