New York Festival of Song to Live Stream ‘The Art of Pleasure’

By David Salazar
(Image provided by NYFOS)

The New York Festival of Song and its Emerging Artists will present “The Art of Pleasure” via live stream on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 3 p.m.

The performance will feature soprano Elaine Daiber, mezzo-soprano Siena Licht Miller, tenor Terrence Chin-Loy, baritone Thomas West, and pianist Shawn Chang. Steven Blier, the Artsitic Director of New York Festival of Song, will host and perform at the piano as well.

“The world is going through a very rough patch, so I thought that people needed to take a deep breath and take stock of life’s pleasures—the delight of the seaside in August, the wish-fulfillment of dreams, the intoxication of a new love affair,” said Blier in a press release.

“’The Art of Pleasure’ brings all of them to musical life, in music ranging from Rachmaninoff and Montsalvatge to Lehár and Musto. But we also dip into a range of guilty pleasures—private compulsions and obsessions that we usually try to keep under wraps. For those, we have songs by Jonathan Dove, Leonard Bernstein, Gabriel Kahane, and the Kinks. The playlist takes us through a series of supersaturated fantasies, recharging us for the challenges ahead,” he continued.

The concert will be available to view through March 17, 2020. To watch the concert, click here.