NYFOS is thrilled to bring the joy of song to you during the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency with a special virtual concert series, NYFOS@Home.
Wednesday, April 14
NYFOSNext – Mark Campbell: New Works
Register here to view / available through May 15
For the first time in NYFOS Next‘s history, an entire program spotlights the work of a lyricist. Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award winning librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell will preview his new work—most of which has not been premiered before—in this virtual concert featuring Olivia Cosio, Jessica Fishenfeld, Joshua Blue and Brian James Myer. In between songs, Steven Blier and music director Danny Zelibor will engage in a lively discussion with Mr. Campbell.
Wednesday, April 28
NYFOSNext – Karpman & Kroll-Rosenbaum & Friends
Register here to view / available through May 31
A program of music inspired by the centenary of women’s suffrage in the US, centered around the work of women composers, including new works by Laura Karpman, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, Kathryn Bostic, and Laura Kaminsky. Performances by Lucia Bradford, Elaine Daiber, Aundi Marie Moore, Devony Smith with pianist and musical director Bradley Moore.
Other upcoming digital programs include:
Thursday, April 1, 7pm
TOUR DE FRANCE
Caramoor’s Vocal Rising Stars residency program livestream
Get tickets here / available to stream through April 8
With music by Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, Mahler, Joseph Canteloube, Michel Legrand, and many others, this “Tour de France” program will feature four young singers and a pianist selected by Artistic Director Steven Blier for a weeklong residency at Caramoor. Assisted by Bénédicte Jourdois, and developed in collaboration with NYFOS, the week will include daily coaching, rehearsals and workshops, and culminate in this Music Room livestreamed performance exploring the wealth and breadth of French song repertoire. Featuring soprano Nicoletta Berry; mezzo-soprano Erin Wagner; tenor Aaron Crouch; baritone Samuel Kidd; pianist Grace Francis; with mentors, pianists, and hosts Steven Blier and Bénédicte Jourdois
Accessing NYFOS@Home events
We aim to make enjoying the NYFOS@Home series as simple real-life concert attendance. For the duration of the 2020-21 season, we will only ask for your email to access the individual events.
To attend each NYFOS@Home concert, start by visiting the NYFOS Eventbrite page to register for a virtual seat for the performance.
During the 24-hour period leading up to the concert, a link allowing audience members to stream the event will be shared via email to all confirmed attendees.
It’s that simple.
We hope that you will enjoy streaming each concert and that you can give generously to help us support our artists and to allow us to continue to bring the unique thrill of discovery and pleasure that is the New York Festival of Song.
Wednesday, September 30, 7pm ET
WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN
Available through October 31
To alleviate the stress of our long self-quarantine, songs about sweet reunions with loved ones. Music by Strauss, John Jacob Niles, Copland, Schubert, Guastavino, and others. Featuring soprano and pianist Erin Morley, mezzo-sopranos Amelie Aldner, Amanda Lynn Bottoms, and Sasha Cooke, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, baritones Efraín Solís and Samuel Kidd, pianists Steven Blier, Daniel Gerzenberg, Myra Huang and Joseph Li. Program, Notes, Texts & Translations
A live Q&A session featuring Erin Morley and Joseph Li, with Steven Blier as host, to follow immediately after the concert premiere. To participate, leave your questions in the comments section next to the video or email them in advance to email@example.com
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm ET
“BLACK MARKET” and OTHER SONGS FOR SURVIVAL
Available through November 30
Co-curated by baritone Theo Hoffman and NYFOS’s Steven Blier, Black Market features songs that gave Americans courage during times of crisis. Music by Kurt Weill, Frederick Hollander, Bessie Smith, and Harry T. Burleigh, as well as the world premiere of a newly-commissioned song by Matthew Aucoin. Including soprano Janai Brugger, mezzo-sopranos Lucia Bradford, Denyce Graves, and Kate Lindsey, baritones Leroy Davis and Theo Hoffman, and bass-baritone Davóne Tines with pianists Steven Blier, Adam Nielsen, Christopher Reynolds, and JoyAnne Amani Richardson.
Program, Notes, Texts & Translations
A live Q&A session featuring Denyce Graves, Theo Hoffman, Lucia Bradford, and Christopher Reynolds with Steven Blier as host, will follow immediately after the concert premiere. To participate, leave your questions in the comments section next to the video or email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, November 18, 7pm ET
MYTHS TO LIVE BY
Available through December 31
Created by soprano Julia Bullock and NYFOS’s Steven Blier, Myths To Live By delves into the archetypes, fables, and legends that drive history. Music by Kurt Weill, Billy Strayhorn, Hall Johnson, and others. Featuring soprano Julia Bullock and Aundi Marie Moore, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Aaron Crouch, and baritone Elliott Carlton Hines with pianists Steven Blier, Christian Reif, and Susan Ricci-Rogel.
A live Q&A session featuring Aundi Marie Moore, Sasha Cooke, and Aaron Crouch with Steven Blier as host, will follow immediately after the concert premiere. To participate, leave your questions in the comments section next to the video or email them in advance to email@example.com.
Monday, December 14, 7pm ET
A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
Available through January 11
Ten years after its joyous conception, NYFOS’s annual holiday program comes to your home. Gather ‘round the tree (or menorah) and celebrate the season with Yuletide songs written by Jewish composers. Featuring Donna and Joshua Breitzer, Joshua Jeremiah, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Alex Mansoori, Lauren Worsham, with Alan Kay on clarinet and Steven Blier on piano.
Tuesday, January 26, 7pm ET
AMERICA, COME HOME
Register here to view / available through February 28
Songs by Leonard Bernstein, Paul Simon, Richard Danielpour, Mohammed Fairouz, William Grant Still, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin give us hope for the future—and close the door on 2020 once and for all. Featuring soprano Angel Riley; mezzo-sopranos Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Isabel Leonard; tenors Joshua Blue and Miles Mykkanen; baritones Justin Austin and Thomas Hampson; cellist Laura Metcalf; and pianists Steven Blier and Lucy Yates. Co-hosted by Steven Blier and tenor Miles Mykkanen.
Read the program.
A live Q&A session featuring Isabel Leonard, Miles Mykkanen, Joshua Blue, and Angel Riley, with Steven Blier as host, to follow immediately after the concert premiere. To participate, leave your questions in the comments section next to the video or email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 23
IT’S SUMMER IN SOUTH AMERICA
Register here to view / available through March 31
The incandescent charm of songs by Chabuca Granda, Carlos Guastavino, Carlos López Buchardo, and Heitor Villa-Lobos warm our late-winter chill. Featuring sopranos Corinne Winters and María Valdés; mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb; tenor César Parreño; baritones Johnathan McCullough and Efraín Solís; percussionist Leonardo Granados; pianists Steven Blier and Joseph Li; and dancer Silken Kelly.
Read the program notes, texts, & translations.
A live Q&A session featuring Joseph Li, Johnathan McCullough, César Parreño, Efraín Solís and María Valdés, with Steven Blier as host, to follow immediately after the concert premiere. To participate, leave your questions in the comments section next to the video or email them in advance to email@example.com
***SONGS OF FAITH AND BELIEF — CANCELLED
This program, previously scheduled for December 2, has been postponed indefinitely.