Naomi is New York Festival of Song’s Artist of the Month

August 13, 2018

Naomi has been featured as the New York Festival of Song’s Artist of the Month for August 2018.  Read about her preparation process, favorite artists, and how friendly New Yorkers really are, as she prepares for her Mostly Mozart Festival debut on August 8th. Read the full interview here:  NYFOS Artist of the Month

What is special about ‘song’ to you? Is there anything about this particular form that is significant to you?

It’s going to sound corny, but a song is like a friend. They grow alongside us as our own lives change and perspectives shift. And like a scent, there are some songs that take me immediately back to an exact moment in time: sharing headphones and listening to a song with a new muse after too many cocktails, or singing solo for the first time (terrified!) in my church at home. Songs can leap through time. Maybe that’s why we love our old favorites so much; it’s nostalgic and yet new because you’re a different person now than when you first heard it.


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In the title role and looking delectable, Naomi O’Connell’s creamy tone and elegant phrasing ravished the ear.

Seen & Heard International, 2012