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Songs that explore what it means to be a hero

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HEROES

Premiering on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7pm ET and available to view through November 9.

The dream team of John Brancy, Charles Yang, and Peter and Kara Dugan opens our 34th season with a video concert that explores what it means to be a hero in the year 2021. The repertoire includes songs by Schubert, James Taylor, Oscar Straus, and emerging composer Leonardo Dugan.

A live Q&A session with the artists will follow immediately after the concert. Questions for the artists can be posted in the comments section next to the video during the live event or emailed in advance to info@nyfos.org.

The link for viewing will be emailed out upon registration.

NYFOS's artistic director Steven Blier on HEROES:

John Brancy, Charles Yang, and the two Dugans (Peter and Kara) are a virtuoso team of musical allies. I worked with all of them when they were students, and they have gone on to be dazzlingly accomplished professionals with skyrocketing careers. By a stroke of luck they were all in town this September to collaborate on a video concert to open our 34th season, before we venture back into live performances later this fall. I suggested the theme of heroism, on a hunch that it would resonate with them. And they came up with a refreshing, multifaceted look at what it means to be a hero in 2021, with music ranging from Schubert to James Taylor. I am deeply honored to share the stage with them for one song: “My Hero,” by Oscar Straus. These four musicians are all heroes to me.


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From HEROES co-creator and pianist Peter Dugan:

It’s been an absolute joy to join forces with my wife and two of my best friends and closest musical brothers. Each has a unique sound, style, and artistic voice unlike any other musician I’ve met. To bring all of those musical energies into one performance has been almost overwhelmingly beautiful, not to mention the honor and inspiration of performing together on two pianos with Steven Blier, who has been a huge mentor to all four of us. We took a two-pronged approach to this Heroes program. We have homages to specific heroes: Orpheus, Joan of Arc, Duke Ellington, Martin Luther King. But beyond that, we wanted to share songs that offer insight into a true hero’s values: peace, justice, beauty, art, sister and brotherhood.

The NYFOS family thanks you for joining us in celebration of song by participating in the NYFOS@Home 2021-22 season.

While registration for this concert is free, any contribution you choose to make will be greatly appreciated. We have suggested three possible donation tiers, or you can select an amount that feels right for you. NYFOS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your gift is deductible to the full extent of the law. 

NYFOS artists and organizers welcome all contributions and are thankful for our audience’s generosity. 

Special thanks to Yamaha Artist Services, NY, for providing gorgeous instruments and recording space for this program.

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