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"How many concerts
have the narrative
power of exciting
theater?
How
many concerts
offer such a rich
sense of discovering
new and vital music?
This is what we want all
concerts to be, though
we know it rarely
happens. An evening
of discovery and
enchantment,
a
reminder of how
illuminating a journey
a great song can be."
— NY Daily News

 

NYFOS Next

“a breath of fresh air on the scene of serious vocal music." — Q ON STAGE

A Bernstein Marathon
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 1:00–9:00pm
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center
, 365 Fifth Avenue
Serving as curator and pianist, Michael Barrett will host a full day of events to celebrate Leonard Bernstein as part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration. The NYFOS NEXT program, which will comprise a 90 minute period, will feature works by today’s composers who either studied directly under Maestro Bernstein or have been influenced by his work. Free admission.

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NYFOS NEXT: Clarice Assad & Friends
May 2018
Venue and date TBA
Serving as curator and host, Brazilian composer, pianist and singer Clarice Assad will present a 75-minute program to include her own works alongside works by other Brazilian and Latin American composers of today. She is a member of the celebrated musical family that includes her father Sergio Assad (composer and guitarist), her uncle Odair Assad (guitarist), and her aunt Badi Assad (vocalist). Her numerous honors, awards and commissions include a Violin Concerto (2004) written for Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, which was later recorded, and 2007 residency at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH.

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NYFOS Next looks to the future, opening a forum for the next generation of song composers and interpreters. Now in its eighth season, this "invaluable contemporary-music series" (The New Yorker) takes the longstanding NYFOS tradition of presenting new work, and puts it in the hands of the composers themselves. Each composer becomes a curator, building an hour-long program that features his/her own works and those of colleagues and students. The composer also acts as host of the evening. This approach has allowed NYFOS to expand the perspectives of its two artistic directors, creating room for multifarious approaches to vocal music. 

The 2017-2018 NYFOS Next series is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Susan W. Rose Fund for Music.

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All NYFOS programming is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

NYFOS Mainstage concerts are funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council.