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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

Tours

Oysterpond Community Activities presents

NYFOS@North Fork

Red, White, and Blues: An Afternoon of French and American Songs

August 27, 2017, 5pm

Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper's Lane, Orient, NY

The opener of the 2017-18 NYFOS Emerging Artist series, this program features music by Gershwin, Arlen, Kurt Weill, Poulenc, Duparc, Chabrier, Guettel, and many others. Artists: soprano Mikaela Bennett, tenor Sam Grosby, baritone Robert Mellon with Steven Blier as pianist and host.

Tickets: $25; Advanced tickets required. Purchase online >

or mail your order to Concert Tickets, c/o Greg Welch, P.O. Box 262, Orient, NY 11957 with a check made out to OCA. Please include a phone number or email for confirmation. Mailed orders must be received by August 19.

All tickets will be held at the door. For additional information, call OCA Arts at 631-323-1385.

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Arias & Barcarolles and other Bernstein Songs

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Part of the worldwide "Bernstein at 100" celebration, this program highlights the maestro's 1989 vocal work Arias and Barcarolles, alongside selections from his vast repertoire for the Broadway, opera, and concert stages. Artists: Katherine Pracht, mezzo-soprano; Matthew Worth, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists.

Tickets: $25  www.kcopera.org

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Vocal Arts DC, Washington, DC

Take Care of This House:  A Bernstein Celebration

Sunday, November 5, 2017

As part of the world "Bernstein at 100" celebration, NYFOS offers a Leonard Bernstein musical extravaganza. This concert features a rare performance of the maestro's Bicentennial ensemble work, Songfest, which premiered forty years ago in the nation's capital. Set to an eclectic array of poems by some of America's greatest writers including Langston Hughes, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Conrad Aiken, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walt Whitman, Songfest captures the composer at the dazzling peak of his powers: a kaleidoscopic view of the American experience told through the passionate voices of insiders, outsiders, artists, ex-patriates, married couples, and kids. The program also surveys Bernstein's most beloved works written for Broadway and the concert hall.

Tickets: $25  vocalartsdc.org

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Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, Tucson, AZ

Arias & Barcarolles and other Bernstein Songs

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Part of the worldwide "Bernstein at 100" celebration, this program highlights the maestro's 1989 vocal work Arias and Barcarolles, alongside selections from his vast repertoire for the Broadway, opera, and concert stages. Artists: Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Jeremiah, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists.

Tickets: $30  arizonachambermusic.org

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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA

Arias & Barcarolles and other Bernstein Songs

Friday, February 2, 2018

Part of the worldwide "Bernstein at 100" celebration, this program highlights the maestro's 1989 vocal work Arias and Barcarolles, alongside selections from his vast repertoire for the Broadway, opera, and concert stages. Artists: Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Jeremiah, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists.

Tickets:  wolftrap.org

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Hudson Hall, Hudson, NY

Protest

Saturday, March 3 , 2018

Music has long been a source of comfort and courage for oppressed communities. Tonight’s songs—defiant, passionate, ironic—touch on some of the hot-button issues in today’s news: the rights of Latinos, Latinas, Muslims, Jews, and the gay community; the plights of exiles and refugees; and the survival of the earth itself. A panorama of composers, from Marc Blitzstein and Joni Mitchell to Randy Newman and Mohammed Fairouz, take an eloquent stand for equality, peace, and rationality. Artists: Christine Taylor Price, soprano; Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Blue, tenor; Dimitri Katotakis and Jacob Scharfman, baritones; Andrew Munn, bass; Jack Gulielmetti, guitarist; Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, pianists

Tickets:  hudsonhall.org

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

From Lute Song to the Beatles: Songs of the British Isles

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Music Room, Rosen House

Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Katonah, NY

This program of British song offers four centuries of wit, sentiment, and a uniquely European soulfulness. The wide-ranging program has it all: a bawdy lute song from the Renaissance, an aria by an English student of Mozart, a quintessential bit of topsy-turvy from Gilbert and Sullivan, songs by Britten and Quilter, a raft of beautiful ballads, and dessert courses by Noel Coward and the Beatles. The concert will feature a cast of exciting young voices as NYFOS marks its tenth annual residency at Caramoor Center for the Music and the Arts and will feature Caramoor's 2018 Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars with Steven Blier and Michael Barret as pianists and hosts.

Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252

Caramoor’s Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program is made possible by generous support from the Terrance W. Schwab Endowment Fund for Young Vocal Artists.

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All NYFOS programming is funded, in part, 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.