NYFOS Next

Our series for new song returns! 
OCT 22: 9 UNDER 34 
NOV 1: A Tribute to James Primosch

Mainstage Series

Get your subscription today for our classic series beginning November 16 at Merkin Hall!

NYFOS@Home Digital Series

Our hit digital series continues for the 2021-22 season. Dates and programs to be announced.

Special Events

MON, DEC 6, 7PM
A Goyishe Christmas to You!

NYFOS’s beloved holiday tradition: Yuletide songs by Jewish composers. Featuring Donna Breitzer, Cantor Joshua Breitzer, Joshua Jeremiah, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Alex Mansoori, Lauren Worsham, with Alan R. Kay on clarinet and Steven Blier at the keyboard. 
Advance tickets are sold out, but standby seats may be available at the door. 

THU, JAN 13, 7:30PM *POSTPONED*
Rodgers, Rodgers, & Guettel

The young talents of Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts celebrate three generations of Broadway legends from one family: Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers and Adam Guettel. *This concert has been postponed due to high COVID levels; new performance date TBD.*

Mainstage Series

Co-presented by Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center and New York Festival of Song

Attendees at Merkin Hall are currently required to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination. Read their full policy here.

Subscriptions to the four-program series are available for $160-260 via the Merkin Box Office

TUE, NOV 16, 8PM
And…We’re Back!

A reunion with our New York audience, whom we last saw 20 months ago. The program includes songs that got us through the pandemic, along with songs that celebrate being together again, from Schubert to Jobim. Artists include Paul Appleby, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Johnathan McCullough, and Maggie Reneé with pianist Steven Blier. 

TUE, FEB 15, 8PM
Buenos Aires, Then and Now

A tribute to the diverse musical culture of Buenos Aires, with music from its iconic masters (Guastavino, Ginastera, López Buchardo, Piazzolla) and its contemporary voices. Featuring Nicoletta Berry, Raquel González, and Federico de Michelis, with Steven Blier and Shawn Chang as pianists and hosts. Created in collaboration with Opera Hispánica, with the assistance of Jorge Parodi.

TUE, MAR 15, 8PM
Love Songs in 176 Keys: 4 hands, 4 voices, 4 countries

Caramoor’s 2022 Vocal Rising Stars perform love songs from Brazil, Germany, France, and America; each chapter begins with a virtuoso duo-piano overture. Music by Villa-Lobos, Brahms, Fauré, Milhaud, Gershwin, and many others.

WED, APR 13, 8PM
The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers

Music by Hale Smith, Margaret Bonds, Adolphus C. Hailstork, H. Leslie Adams and others. Featuring Lucia Bradford, Jorell Williams, and others, with pianist Steven Blier.

NYFOS@Home

Premiered TUE, OCT 12, 7PM ET
Heroes

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. Free with registration; donations always welcome. Available through Nov 9. 

One-night-only! WED, DEC 15, 7PM ET
A Goyishe Christmas to You!

Enjoy a one-night-only digital performance of last year’s A Goyishe Christmas to You! video. On Wednesday, December 15 at 7pm ET (and for approx 24 hrs), you can hear all your favorite holiday songs by Jewish composers from the comfort of your own home. Light a fire, make some eggnog, and be, as songwriting team Marc Miller and Howard Levitsky put it, “a Christmas Jew!” Free with registration; donations always welcome.

Premiering TUE, FEB 1, 7PM ET
And…We’re Back!

Selections from the reunion at Merkin Hall with our New York audience after 20 months apart. The program includes songs that got us through the pandemic as well as songs that celebrate being together again. Featuring Paul Appleby, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Johnathan McCullough, and Maggie Reneé with pianist Steven Blier, guitarist Rupert Boyd, and percussionist Leonardo Granados. The premiere will be followed by a live Q&A with the artists.
Free with registration; donations always welcome. Available to view through Mar 1.

Premiering TUE, MAR 1, 7PM ET
9 UNDER 34: Composers Younger Than NYFOS

A fascinating compendium of songs by brilliant composers born after NYFOS’s first program . Co-curated by baritone Gregory Feldmann, and performed by Feldmann and mezzo-soprano Erin Wagner, with Nathanial LaNasa and Shawn Chang at the piano, guitarist Rupert Boyd, and cellist Thapelo Masita. Featured composers include Jake Landau, Sato Matsui, Shawn Chang, Iván Enrique Rodríguez, David Clay Mettens, Emily Cooley, Tariq al-Sabir, Curtis Stewart, and Molly Joyce. The premiere will be followed by a live Q&A with some of the artists.
Free with registration; donations always welcome. Available to view through Mar 29.

Premiering TUE, APR 4, 7PM ET
Buenos Aires: Then and Now

A tribute to the diverse musical culture of Buenos Aires, with music from its iconic masters (Guastavino, Ginastera, López Buchardo, Piazzolla) and its contemporary voices. Featuring Nicoletta Berry, Raquel González, and Federico de Michelis with Steven Blier and Shawn Chang as pianists and hosts. Created in collaboration with Opera Hispánica, with the assistance of Jorge Parodi. The premiere will be followed by a live Q&A with the artists.
Free with registration; donations always welcome. Available to view through May 3.

Premiering TUE, MAY 10, 7PM ET
The Wider View: Songs by Black Composers

Music by Hale Smith, Margaret Bonds, Adolphus C. Hailstork, H. Leslie Adams and others. Featuring Lucia Bradford, Jorell Williams, and others, with pianist Steven Blier. The premiere will be followed by a live Q&A with some of the artists.
Free with registration; donations always welcome. Available to view through June 8.

For our distant fans, those not yet ready to return to a concert hall, and those who simply can’t get enough NYFOS, our popular digital series is continuing throughout the 21-22 season. Each live MainStage concert will be captured on video and edited down to a digital program of about 45 min. These will be released 6-8 weeks after the live concert and will remain viewable for approximately 1 month. Check back for premiere dates and registration links.