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Manning the Canon: Songs of Gay Life

Jun 25 | Tue | 7:30 PM | $15 and up
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MANNING THE CANON: SONGS OF GAY LIFE This beloved program returns after its 2009 premiere in 5BMF's third season and subsequent revival on the NYFOS mainstage. NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier, pianist, leads a stellar quartet of vocalists in this celebrated musical portrait of life, love and loss in the world of gay men. With music spanning the course of two centuries, the program features works ranging from Schubert's "Der Gondelfahrer" to John Wallowitch's "Bruce", with songs by Poulenc, Tchaikovsky, Griffes, Bernstein, Porter, Blitzstein and more. Anthony Tommasini wrote in The New York Times about "Manning the Canon": "Such programs can easily fall into the trap of social politics and turn maudlin, agenda driven and campy. This one was insightful and imaginative, touching and funny." STEVEN BLIER › piano MILES MYKKANEN › tenor SCOTT MURPHREE › tenor EFRAÍN SOLÍS › baritone MATT BOHLER › bass

Venue: The Center

208 W. 13th St. Map