“No Song Is Safe From Us” is the official blog of New York Festival of Song (NYFOS). It includes ‘Song of the Day’ selections, Monday-Friday, curated by NYFOS’s artistic directors, our upcoming artists, and other friends of the organization. Mixed in are entries in ‘Blier’s Blog,’ a behind the scenes look at our rehearsal process and emerging artist residencies, written by NYFOS co-founder Steven Blier.
Founded by pianists Michael Barrett and Steven Blier in 1988, New York Festival of Song weaves music, poetry, history, and humor together into evenings of compelling theater. Its Mainstage series of thematic programs brings together rarely-heard songs of all kinds, overriding traditional distinctions between high and low genres, while exploring the character and language of other cultures and the personal voices of composers and lyricists. NYFOS also produces two other series: NYFOS Next, its series for new songs with programs hosted by guest composers; and NYFOS Emerging Artists, its professional training residencies, which take place locally and around the country. NYFOS’s series, tours, radio broadcasts, recordings, and educational activities continue to spark new interest in the creative possibilities of the song program, and have inspired the creation of thematic vocal series around the world.
Please see nyfos.org for more information on our history and upcoming performances.