New York Festival of Song Announces Final Two Concerts of 2019-20 Season

By David Salazar

The New York Festival of Song has announced its next two concerts set for March and April.

On March 25, 2020, the company will showcase a celebration of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the U.S.

This concert, entitled “And Still We Dream” will be curated by composers Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Laura Karpman. Both will showcase new pieces for the occasion, which will also include music by Kathryn Bostic and Laura Kaminsky.

“There will be readings, songs, and mediations on Suffrage and Women’s Rights acting as both a concert and a town hall—where people are interacting with curators, composers, and performers through music, through words, through engagement,” Karpman said of the performance in a press release.

The concert will star soprano Jennifer Zetland, mezzo-soprano Devony Smith, actress De’Adre Aziza, and pianists Michael Barrett and Serene.

Meanwhile, on April 7, 2020, the New York Festival of Song will present “Mark Campbell & Friends” to conclude its season. The showcase will feature music by John Musto, Mason Bates, Kevin Puts, Iain Bell, William Bolcom, Jake Heggie, Daron Hagen, Ricky Ian Gordon, Paul Moravec, and Kamala Sankaram, all of whom have worked with Campbell. There will also be a brand new song from his upcoming collaboration with Paul Moravec.

Performers on this concert include soprano Jessica Fischenfeld, mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosío, tenor Joshua Sanders, baritone Brian James Myer, and Michael Barrett.