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John Danyel:  Grief, keep within

John Danyel: Grief, keep within

John Danyel (1564-1626) is in the shadow of John Dowland, who is rightfully installed in the pantheon of the greatest songwriters ever.  But Danyel left us some amazing songs, and this is one of them.  It’s a mini song-cycle, whose three parts share a...

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Terrence McNally

Librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell, originally scheduled to be our Artist of the Month, has chosen to relinquish his title to the late Terrence McNally and offers an appreciation of his colleague's work. New York Festival of Song recently asked me to assume the mantle...

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The Art of Pleasure

The idea for this program came to me a few years ago over breakfast one morning. The gentle, rational voices of NPR’s morning announcers couldn’t disguise the sheer cruelty and greed detailed in the day’s news. My antipathy to the word “tweet” was ballooning and my...

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Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum

Composer Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum previews her upcoming NYFOS Next evening, discusses her approach to collaboration, and more as our Artist of the Month. Hear Nora's work on NYFOS Next: Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum on March 25. You, along with Laura Karpman,...

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Laura Karpman

Composer Laura Karpman talks about the process of writing music for tv and her new work inspired by Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Hear Laura's work on NYFOS Next: Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum on March 25. On your upcoming NYFOS Next...

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Theo Hoffman

Baritone Theo Hoffman, an NYFOS Emerging Artist alumnus and member of NYFOS's Artist Council, answers our questions on growing up in Manhattan, upcoming productions, and the significance of the word 'song'. Hear Theo perform with NYFOS on tour to Tucson, AZ in Killer...

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