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.
The first NYFOS@Home program will be available on Wednesday, September 30. “We’ll Be Together Again” launches a series of five concerts that will run through the 2020 holiday season.
Wednesday, September 30, 7pm ET
WE’LL BE TOGETHER AGAIN
Register here to view / 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, October 21, 7pm ET
“BLACK MARKET” and OTHER SONGS FOR SURVIVAL
Register here to view / 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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, November 18, 7pm ET
MYTHS TO LIVE BY
Register here to view / 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, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Aaron Crouch, and others, with pianist Steven Blier.
Wednesday, December 2, 7pm ET
SONGS OF FAITH AND BELIEF
Register here to view / available through January 2
An exploration of the palpable, unseen forces that sustain us. Songs by Vaughan Williams, J.S. Bach, Michael John LaChiusa, and American spirituals set by Harry T. Burleigh and Hall Johnson, alongside brief discussions with the artists about the spiritual role of music in their lives. With mezzo-soprano Amanda Lynn Bottoms, tenor Miles Mykkanen, baritone Justin Austin, violist Cynthia Phelps, and pianist Michael Barrett.
Monday, December 14, 7pm ET
A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
Register here to view / 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.
Accessing NYFOS@Home events
We aim to make enjoying the NYFOS@Home series as simple real-life concert attendance. For the duration of the fall 2020 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.