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SUN, OCT 15, 3pm
The Theater at the
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th Street, NYC

A concert centered around the world premiere performance of a song cycle by British composer Iain Bell with a text by Walt Whitman. Lasting over twenty minutes, this exciting new work will be performed by baritone Gregory Feldmann with curator LaNasa at the keyboard. In addition, soprano Robin Steitz will also appear in another premiere: a song for soprano and cello by Henry Dehlinger, and other works to be announced. 

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SUN, NOV 19, 3pm
The Theater at the
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th Street, NYC

November’s program spotlights singer-songwriters who come out of the classical tradition. The composer-performers featured this afternoon will include Molly Joyce, a musician whose limited mobility in her left hand has lead her to creative and idiosyncratic performance techniques, and made her a powerful advocate for people with disabilities; Dicky Dutton, whose work explores ritual and queer identity in a playfully improvisatory spirit; and Lucy Dhegrae, performing a piece for voice and electronics that wrestles with the complex legacy of “modern” music, with a profound concern for connecting with audiences outside the “scene.” 

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NYFOS Next is New York Festival of Song’s “invaluable contemporary-music series” (The New Yorker). With an emphasis on spontaneity, novelty, and collaboration, NYFOS Next offers a forum for song composers to share their work, and gives audiences an intimate encounter with the creative process, as new songs are presented in an informal setting. Composers or performers are invited to curate and host their own program, showcasing their own work and the works of their peers, students or mentors. Past curators include Mark Adamo, Clarice Assad, Mark Campbell, Christopher Cerrone, Mohammed Fairouz, Gregory Feldmann, Gabriela Lena Frank, Kyle Jarrow (with Lauren Worsham), Gabriel Kahane, Laura Kaminsky, Laura Karpman & Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Carla Kilhstedt, Phil Kline, Lowell Liebermann, David T. Little, Harold Meltzer, Paul Moravec, John Musto, Russell Platt, Kevin Puts, Bright Sheng, and Joseph Thalken. NYFOS welcomes Nathaniel LaNasa as the curator of the 22-23 NYFOS Next mini-series.

“The New York Festival of Song delves into art song’s future, with composers leading the way.”

“A series that makes a passionate case for the art song as a can’t-live-without item on any civilized traveler’s packing list.”

“An evening that felt like the cutting edge of experimental art song. In a word, it felt very ‘next.'”