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Mission: Formed in early May 2009, The Art Song Preservation Society of New York (ASPS) is dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the art song while simultaneously promoting the art song recital. Through pragmatic monthly workshop discussions, lectures, master class series, concert and recital performances, competitions, outreach programs and education for singers, accompanists and the broader public, ASPS plans to ensure that New York’s classical singers, accompanists and art song enthusiasts always have access to performing and/or appreciating this area of classical vocal literature through the financial support of patrons and grants for the arts. ASPS also promotes the art song through showcasing the talents of a roster of singers who make up this unique art song company. ASPS will advance the art song by servicing three groups: 1) singers, teachers, accompanists, and performers; 2) composers and academic researchers and 3) non-singing enthusiasts and the public community. The organization is designed to help these groups explore and develop a sense of the rich repertoire by such great composers as Schubert, Strauss, Wolf, Faure, Duparc, Debussy, Purcell, Dowland, Britten, Barber, Duke, Rorem and many more including contemporary composers of the genre. Our organization gives emerging and established composers of the art song a place to make themselves known to their key public – singers, teachers, accompanists and enthusiasts! Since the text from an art song is derived from poetry, the fact that it is the unification of two art forms - the poetic text and music – makes it one of the greatest (albeit oftentimes most neglected) gifts in the realm of classical music. When the ideal proportions are met: the heartfelt piano accompaniment, the exquisite voice and the endearing poetry; one cannot help but be affected by it. It touches the mind. It touches the soul. It touches humanity. This is a refuge for emerging concert recitalists! “If Music Be The Food of Love, Sing on, Sing on, Sing on!”. So if you have a genuine interest in the fusion of word and tone, rhythm of language, and the quality and beauty of the human voice, come experience the exuberance and joy of art song singing. The Art Song Preservation Society of NY: Where music speaks and words sing! To learn more about ASPS you can visit our website at www.ArtSongPreservationSocietyNY.org.

Upcoming events (3)

ASPS Winter Salon

Upper West Side

Let's get together for an evening of conversation and song in an informal setting. We will have a pianist available to play. Bring sheet music for a couple of songs and maybe some group singalong songs. We will have some light refreshments - feel free to bring something to nosh or drink. Space is limited. Please indicate what songs you plan to be performing. Location will be in the UWS. Address will be sent out to "Yes" RSVP the night before. We look forward to seeing you!

Outreach Concert - ADAPT Center - Brooklyn

Needs a location

ASPS is organizing and outreach concert in central Brooklyn at the ADAPT Center for their youth group from pre-teens to young adults and their families. They all have cerebral palsy with physical and some with mental limitations. We have been requested to perform familiar, popular, rhythmic, interactive songs where they can clap or hum along. There is an upright piano at the site. We will have a pianist and percussionist at the site. Those who are interested in performing, please email [masked] IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not open to the public and due to facility privacy rules, only performers will be allowed.

ACMA Seeking Choral Singers

Needs a location

Dear Singers, ACMA (Association of Classical Musicians and Artists) is having their annual performance at the beautiful Zankel Hall on November 16, 2019. As part of our diverse program, we are performing the a cappella version of Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRL447oDId4). There will be several rehearsals in the months leading up to the concert. We have some space for additional singers- if anyone is interested in this opportunity, or for more information, please contact the choral director, Alberto, at [masked]

Past events (156)

Armistice Day Concert - Seeking Voices

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