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"How many concerts
have the narrative
power of exciting
theater?
How
many concerts
offer such a rich
sense of discovering
new and vital music?
This is what we want all
concerts to be, though
we know it rarely
happens. An evening
of discovery and
enchantment,
a
reminder of how
illuminating a journey
a great song can be."
— NY Daily News

 

NYFOS Mainstage

Presented by Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
with New York Festival of Song

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Each will be followed by a complimentary wine reception with the artists.
Tickets: $40–$55 for single tickets; student tickets $10

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Art Song On the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 8pm
Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on a new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss's Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare's heroine into the analyst's office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Music by Wolf, Mahler, Schoenberg, Strauss, and others. more >

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Harlem Renaissance
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8pmJulia Bullock , soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor
James Martin, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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Bel Canto / Can Belto
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8pm
Caramoor's 2015 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
An exploration of Italian song from the Romantic era to the beginnings of Neo-Realism, paired with songs by Italian-Americans. Music by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Pizzetti, Busoni, Catalani, Musto, Corigliano, Argento, and many others. more >

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Soprano Corinne Winters

Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8pm
Corinne Winters, soprano; Theo Lebow, tenor;
Alexey Lavrov, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
The poetry of Spain has inspired composers around the world, eliciting some of their most colorful and rhymically alluring songs. This program tours Russia, Germany, France, and America before flying home to Spain, where we'll sample the music of her greatest songwriters. Music by Shostakovich, Taneyev, Wolf, Schumann, Montsalvage, Granados, and many others. more >

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All NYFOS programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

NYFOS Mainstage and NYFOS Next are funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.