New York Festival of Song - Saturday, February 12th, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011 8:00 pm - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital HallNew York Times writer Jeremy Eichler described the The New York Festival of Song in a 2003 piece on the group: "Founded by Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, this admirable group has luxuriated in the richness of the song recital for 15 years now, shrugging off stuffy conventions and charming audiences with programs that combine meticulous research with an infectious strain of vocal hedonism. Mr. Blier's deliciously witty introductions sew the parts together so that playful Gershwin tunes, lofty Schumann songs and hot-blooded tango numbers emerge as complementary pleasures feeding the same addiction to the human voice in all its variegated splendor."
NYFOS presents Night & Day/USA at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a program that explores the American Dream through an imaginative program of songs by composers ranging from Irving Berlin to Kurt Weill to Ned Rorem, performed by Steven Blier, Michael Barrett, Sari Gruber, Liza Forrester and James Martin. Read reviews of this renowned non-profit performing society and listen to recordings in the UM Libraries:
Recordings of NYFOS: available in the UM Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library and Inter-Library Loan
AUDIO CLIP:An excerpt from the fifth movement from Ned Rorem's Evidence of Things Not Seen, "How Do I Love Thee..." (words by Elizabeth Barrett Browning), performed by UMD faculty artist Delores Ziegler and the New York Festival of Song