Shelén told us she wanted to go a bit easy today— something in the Orient air was activating her allergies. These days, even a sniffle is enough to make everyone run for cover. The hall has an aggressive air-conditioning system, pumping in filtered air like a jetliner. César loves it, I am always on the border of freezing, but it was comforting to have plenty of pollen-free air circulation. It’s not so easy for these two to maintain social distance from one another in their duets, but we made a pass at it. Everyone’s fine.
NYFOS@North Fork 2022: Day 5
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Called “the coolest dude in town” by Opera News, master collaborative pianist and coach Steven Blier is the co-founder and artistic director of New York Festival of Song. Here on No Song is Safe From Us, Steven blogs about the NYFOS Emerging Artist residencies, writes the engaging and erudite program notes for our Mainstage concerts, and contributes frequently to Song of the Day.