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Soprano Sari Gruber answers our questions on her path to music and long history with NYFOS, as we anticipate her return to NYFOS this November in Blitzstein’s No For An Answer and Weill’s Der Silbersee. If my research is correct, you’ve been singing with NYFOS for over 20 years! How did you first get involved […]




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I grew up with the sound of tight harmony in my ear from my many mornings in a country church. Every time I hear this song of freedom I can hear my grandmother harmonizing in her tenor voice with the rest of the country choir. 




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What do you get when you google ‘summer songs’ to close out a week at Song of the Day? Donna Summer. May you be soothed by her dreamy vocals as you cruise down a traffic-free highway to your disco party on the beach.




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Brazilian-American composer/vocalist/pianist Clarice Assad, a NYFOS Next curator and featured composer on our mainstage series in recent years, performs the Brazilian classic “Beatriz” with her father Sergio Assad on guitar.




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This has been stuck in our heads since watching the recent tv series Fosse/Verdon. That noise! That vocal car horn of a sound! Where did come from? How did it end up in the show? Why?!? Better to give up the questions and just enjoy the dance. Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon perform “Who’s Got […]




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A selection from Karol Szymanowski’s sensual and obsessive song cycle Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin,”W południe” (“At Noon”) opens in a city “white with heat.” Its descending phrases capture the languid, wilting feeling of a humid day, before the singer grows excited by a vision of the object of his obsession bathing in the nude. […]




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Bass Matt Boehler answers our questions on his background as an actor and journey toward composition as our Artist of the Month. Matt is returning to NYFOS on later this month in Manning the Canon in Orient, NY and NYC, and next season in Lyrics by Shakespeare (single tickets available July 8, but you can […]




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Composer Laura Kaminsky discusses her hit opera AS ONE, facilitating new works from women composers, and what she’s been reading lately in our Artist of the Month interview




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Baritone Efraín Solís answers our questions about self-care, favorite singers, and more in advance of three appearances with NYFOS this season: García Lorca: Magician and Muse on April 24 at Merkin Hall and Manning the Canon on June 23 in Orient, NY and on June 25 at the LGBT Center in NYC.