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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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From Russia to Riverside Drive:  Rachmaninoff & Friends

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 8pm
Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Shea Owens, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

Before leaving his homeland, Rachmaninoff wrote some of the most ravishing songs in the repertoire—the last hurrah of the Romantic era. When he came to America he found himself surrounded by a new, modern spirit: the driving rhythms of the machine age and the irresistible appeal of jazz. This program delves inot the soulful cry of Rachmaninoff's Russian songs and samples the music he heard during his years in the States with songs by Ellington, Schillinger, and others. This concert is presented as part of Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival during the New York Philharmonic's 2015-2016 fall season.
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Schubert / Beatles
Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8pmSari Gruber, soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; Andrew Garland, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
Two meteoric musical careers that captured the ethos of their era, a dual repertoire of songs so iconic as to have assumed the status of folk music: Franz Schubert and the team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Come experience the driving beat of Schubert and the exquisite lyricism of the Beatles, with titles ranging from "Der Wanderer an den Mond"  to "She's Leaving Home." Violin sensation Charles Yang joins this versatile cast of NYFOS favorites. more >

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At Home
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8pm
Caramoor's 2016 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
Intrigues in the salon, the kitchen, the nursery, the bedroom: a mini-song cycle for every room in the house, with music by Saint-Saëns, Bernstein, Poulence, Balfe, Montsalvatge, Bucchino, and many others.   Featuring five young artists chosen to participate in Caramoor's 2016 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, part of the NYFOS Emerging Artists series. more >

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Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women
Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 8pm
María Valdés, soprano; Efraín Solís, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
Latina composers María Grever (Mexico), Violeta Parra (Chile), Odaline de la Martínez (Cuba), Ernestina Lecuona (Cuba), Chabuca Granda (Peru), Susana Baca (Peru), Joyce Morena (Brazil), and Beatriz Lockhart (Venezuela) have made an irresplaceable contribution to the world of song. This dazzling program ranges freely from the concert stage to the dance floor. 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.