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

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. 

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, Brian James Myer and others, with Steven Blier and Joseph Li 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.


Premiering TUE, OCT 12, 7PM ET

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.

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.