Weekend Music in NYC: New York Polyphony & R. Strauss’s “Feuersnot”

Quite a combination, this….  On Saturday evening, I battled through the snow to Columbia University’s St. Paul’s Chapel to hear New York Polyphony present a splendid Christmas season program under the auspices of the Miller Theatre Early Music Series.  On Sunday afternoon, it was much less of a battle to get to Carnegie Hall and hear Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra present Richard Strauss’s early, and forgotten, opera, “Feuersnot.”

From the sublime to … <Read More>

Excellent New York Polyphony

My experience thus far with the male vocal quartet New York Polyphony has been that they are always excellent. Tonight’s concert at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in NY’s Times Square presented by Miller Theatre at Columbia University was no exception, all expectations met.

New York Polyphony consists of Geoffrey Williams (countertenor), Steven Caldicott Wilson (tenor), Christopher Dylan Herbert (baritone), and Craig Phillips (bass). They sing Renaissance polyphony like it was composed just … <Read More>