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 |  Shea Owens

This week’s Song of the Day curator is baritone Shea Owens. An alumnus of NYFOS’s Emerging Artist program and NYFOS Next, Shea is returning to the NYFOS Mainstage next month in From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends. Be sure to get your tickets today!   from Shea Owens: I walked out of an audition recently and my manager told me, […]




 |  Shea Owens

This week’s Song of the Day curator is baritone Shea Owens. An alumnus of NYFOS’s Emerging Artist program and NYFOS Next, Shea is returning to the NYFOS Mainstage next month in From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends. Be sure to get your tickets today!   from Shea Owens: Have you ever heard a song and been so moved by it […]




 |  Shea Owens

This week’s Song of the Day curator is baritone Shea Owens. An alumnus of NYFOS’s Emerging Artist program and NYFOS Next, Shea is returning to the NYFOS Mainstage next month in From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends. Be sure to get your tickets today!   From Shea Owens: While exploring British repertoire in graduate school, the […]




 |  Steven Blier

from Steven Blier: I am still thinking about my strangely empty evening hearing Otello. It has become a habit of mine to listen to recordings of a work after I see it in the theater, and this morning I sampled Solti with Margaret Price and Carlo Cossutta, Levine with Scotto and Domingo—wonderful, familiar studio recordings. Then […]




 |  Steven Blier

from Steven Blier: I came home from the Met’s Otello last night in a bit of a funk. The opera got a strong, rich musical performance from the chorus and orchestra, a bit on the mellow side for my taste but sophisticated and deeply musical. I esteem Yannick Nézet-Séguin highly, and any conductor whose role […]




 |  Steven Blier

From Steven Blier: Today I want to honor Renata Scotto in honor of fiftieth anniversary of her Met debut. Her singing has meant a great deal to me in the course of my life. I was lucky enough to hear her at the old Met as Lucia. A friend of my parents offered to take […]




 |  Steven Blier

From Steven Blier: As I work on the NYFOS@Juilliard show, “Harry, Hoagy, and Harold,” I have been falling in love all over again with their music. I’m at the anguish point of my programming where the selection of any given song means the omission of another. I peruse anthologies and rifle through my boxes of […]




 |  Steven Blier

Steven Blier is back DJing Song of the Day this week! Catch him in person TONIGHT at NYFOS After Hours, 10pm, at HENRY’s Restaurant. Make your reservations at 212-866-0600 or walk in to sit at the bar!   from Steven Blier: It’s typical for this time of year. I am gearing up for a lot of projects […]




 |  Dina Kuznetsova

This week’s Song of the Day curator is Russian soprano and international star Dina Kuznetsova. You can hear Dina in NYFOS’s upcoming show From Russia to Riverside Drive on November 8 (Boston) and November 10 (New York), performing songs by Rachmaninoff, alongside some of the Jazz Age music that Rachmaninoff heard during his time living in New York. […]




 |  Dina Kuznetsova

This week’s Song of the Day curator is Russian soprano and international star Dina Kuznetsova. You can hear Dina in NYFOS’s upcoming show From Russia to Riverside Drive on November 8 (Boston) and November 10 (New York), performing songs by Rachmaninoff, alongside some of the Jazz Age music that Rachmaninoff heard during his time living in New York. […]