New York Festival of Song to Perform ‘All Together Now’

By Francisco Salazar

The New York Festival of Song is set to collaborate with the Young Concert Artists in a program entitled “All Together Now.”

The concert will be performed on Feb. 21, 2024 at the Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Hall and will feature five vocalists from the YCA roster including soprano/pianist Chelsea Guo, mezzo-sopranos Megan Moore, and Erin Wagner, tenor Daniel McGrew, and bass-baritone Joseph Parrish. Steven Blier and Francesco Barfoed will perform at the piano.

The program travels through six centuries of vocal ensembles, from the Renaissance to the present day with music by Mozart, Chabrier, Libby Larsen, the Bobs, and many others.

In a statement, NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier said, “All Together Now is the result of a perfect storm: a group of singers I adored as students all joined the prestigious roster of Young Concert Artists around the same time. It seemed like the right moment for the first-ever collaboration between YCA and NYFOS.The result is a program of vocal ensembles spanning nearly six centuries, from Paris in 1529, ‘Les cris de Paris’ by Jannequin, to San Francisco in 2023, ‘Let Beauty Awake’, by Matt Boehler. Along the way there’s music by Mozart, Schubert, Shostakovich, the Beach Boys, and lots of others. Some of the program is a cappella, some is accompanied, all of it is vibrant, intense, and a barrel of fun.”