Corinne Winters, Efraín Solís, Joshua Blue Highlight New York Festival of Song 2018-19 Season

The New York Festival of Song has announced its 2018-19 season, which will feature four.

The first of these will feature mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford and tenor Joshua Blue in “W.C. Handy and the Birth of Blues.” The performance will be dedicated to Handy, who was a renowned African-American composer and publisher of the 20th century. This concert will take place at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Performance Date: Nov. 14, 2018

In February, soprano Amy Owens and baritone Jesse Blumberg join forces for “Hyphenated-Americans,” which will honor composers from abroad who based their musical lives in the U.S. Per a press release, some of the composer highlighted include Bright Sheng, Roberto Sierra, Daniel Sabzghabaei, and Clarice Assad, among others. This concert will also take place at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

Performance Date: Feb. 20, 2019

Caramoor’s 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars will take the stage at Caramoor for “Love at the Crossroads.” The concert will feature music of Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Britten, and Brahms, among others.

Performance Date: March 19, 2019

Star soprano Corinne Winters joins international baritone Efraín Solís in a concert highlighting Spanish poet García Lorca. “García Lorca: Muse and Magician” will include music of Poulenc, Montsalvatge, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Revueltas among others. There will even be music by the famed poet himself from his youth.

Performance Date: April 24, 2019

 

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