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 |  Sari Gruber

(from Sari Gruber) With this final Song of the Day, I want to return to my deepest musical roots, and I have been agonizing about this selection, which could have been of any of the great classical composers. Mozart would have been an obvious choice, since his music has followed me throughout my personal and […]




 |  Sari Gruber

(from soprano Sari Gruber) Sarah Vaughan’s voice became one of the objects of my jazz obsession in college, where I was spending far more time than was probably good for me singing jazz in an a capella group called Redhot & Blue.  (The arrangements were great. Don’t judge.)  With the high musical standards of this […]




 |  Sari Gruber

(from soprano Sari Gruber) When a singer welcomes a child into the family, there are many nights of baby-rocking that put to practical use the collection of lullabies learned for the recital stage.  De Falla’s “Nana” was a song I had performed only once as a student at Tanglewood Music Center, but it reemerged from my […]




 |  Sari Gruber

(from soprano Sari Gruber) After discovering American popular music later in my childhood, my mind was also blown at the discovery of musical theater, which was sort of like the opera I had grown up with in Germany, but just so deliciously American.  As a twelve-year-old, having lost my German accent and gained an American musical sensibility, I […]




 |  Sari Gruber

This week’s Song of the Day curator is soprano Sari Gruber!  Sari is a longtime friend of NYFOS and will appear in NYFOS’s December 8th concert Schubert / Beatles at Merkin Concert Hall. Make sure to get your tickets today! I arrived in the U.S. at nearly nine years old, speaking very little English and having no […]