Feeling a little lost in love? Let the smooth sounds of Juilliard students covering songs from Bruce Springsteen to Leonard Bernstein soothe your aching heart at the New York Festival of Song’s “A Modern Lover’s Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up” on Jan. 16. The free show will feature undergraduate and graduate singers, as well artists from the Juilliard Opera Center, will perform covers of songs about “mating, dating, betrayal, sexual urges of many stripes, and true love,” according to a press release. We’re not sure if anyone needs a “modern lover’s guide” from a bunch of band and choir geeks, but, hey, it’s free.
Full release after the jump.
A Modern Person’s Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up
January 16, 2008
Peter Jay Sharp Auditorium
The Juilliard School
Songs of mating, dating, betrayal, desire, and true love by Frank Loesser, Leonard Bernstein, Bruce Springsteen, Jacques Brel, Adam Guettel, Jerome Kern, Paul Moravec, Cy Coleman, William Bolcom, and many others. Artists: Jennifer Zetlan, Meredith Lustig, Renee Tatum, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Paul Appleby, Alex Mansoori, David McFerrin, Paul LaRosa, and Marc Webster; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists; string quartet TBA.
Join NYFOS founders Steven Blier and Michael Barrett and the students of The Juilliard School’s Vocal Arts Department for the concert that culminates our third annual installment of NYFOS@Juillard. This collaboration between NYFOS and The Juilliard School celebrates the creative energy and superlative vocal talent of tomorrow’s brightest stars, building on NYFOS’s distinctive programming and performing style. Alumni of the joint program have already begun to participate in NYFOS’s season concerts alongside our more seasoned artists.
“I encourage the NYFOS@Juilliard students not to bring me just a single song, but to think in groups of songs: What story does a song tell, and what other songs would set up that story? I am continually impressed with the level of commitment with which the students have approached the process.”—Steven Blier