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2013-2014 Professional Touring Artist Series

New York Festival of Song
Cubans in Paris, Cubans at Home

New York Festival of Song
Photo by Dario Acosta

Tuesday, December 3, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (R), $40 (NR)

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"…one of the longstanding delights of the New York music scene…"

—New York Times

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) has been delighting audiences and dazzling critics for a quarter-century. Founded in 1988 by pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, NYFOS is hailed for its thematic programming, which has "reinvented the song recital" according to The New Yorker. NYFOS performances feature some of the world's finest vocal talents - both established and emerging - in high-energy ensemble productions with repertoire ranging from art song and opera, to Broadway and the blues.

Cubans in Paris, Cubans at Home features Cuban music that took the world by storm in the 1920s and 30s and found a special welcome in Paris. This program straddles the concert hall, the night club, and the theatre worlds, with music by Montsalvatge, Lecuona, Prats, Roig, Grenet, and Caturla. It will also include excerpts from the operetta Toi C’est Moi, which was the hit of the 1934 season in the City of Light. The score is by Cuban icon Moisés Simons, an expert tunesmith and irresistible musical seducer.

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