Featuring Gabriel Kahane's song cycle The Memory Palace
[Watch the preview video here]
and music by Heitor Villa-Lobos, William Sterndale Bennett, Frank Bridge,
Manuel Oltra, Enrique Granados, Stephen Sondheim, Smokey Robinson
All sung by beloved NYFOS favorites:
soprano MICHELLE AREYZAGA / mezzo-soprano REBECCA JO LOEB
tenor PAUL APPLEBY / baritone ANDREW GARLAND
Steven Blier & Michael Barrett, pianists
Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00PM
Thursday, October 27 at 8:00PM
Post-concert meet-the-artists wine reception open to all
Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th St.)
$40-$55 for single tickets; student tickets $15
New this year: Real Deal Tickets - $25 Advance Purchase/"Pot Luck" Seating
NYFOS takes this program to the Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre in Washington, D.C.
Saturday, October 22, 7:30PM under the auspices of Vocal Arts D.C.
Steven Blier talks about In the Memory Palace:
"Memory Palace reunites us with one of today's greatest songwriters, Gabriel Kahane, who combines a refreshingly modern sensibility with the refinement and compositional skill of his greatest forbears: Elvis Costello mated with Gabriel Fauré.
We'll also be exploring several other composers whose music has fascinated us over the past years: the rarely-heard Frank Bridge, who was Benjamin Britten's teacher and an alluringly sensual, multi-faceted songwriter in his own right; Enrique Granados, whose classic song cycle Tonadillas combines high-voltage charm with startling emotional depths; and Heitor Villa-Lobos, whose Forest of the Amazon songs are like an instant immersion (eco-friendly, of course) into the exotic, passionate sounds of the Brazilian jungle."