our NYC season opener
PERENNIALS: Songs for Every Season
Thursday, September 28, 8pm | Tickets Available Now
Co-created and co-hosted by pianists Steven Blier and Peter Dugan, Perennials celebrates the steadying power of music to guide us through the year with works by Schubert, Strauss, Toldrà, Sondheim, Carole King, and others, sung by Lucia Bradford, Raquel Gonzáles, Samuel Kidd, and Wm. Clay Thompson. Program and more info.
Complimentary reception with the artists following the concert in the upper lobby.
MI PAÍS: SONGS OF ARGENTINA
feat. Federico De Michelis & Steven Blier
“Mi país: Songs of Argentina is the realization of a dream, a dive into the spellbinding delicacy of its art songs as well as the sultry five o’clock shadow of its tangos.” — Steven Blier. Learn more
The 2023-24 Season
Subscriptions available now!
MERKIN HALL, NYFOS NEXT, & MORE!
From South American song to Carole King, from Renaissance polyphony to world premieres, the 36th season at NYFOS is full of beauty, surprise, and delight.
Order your subscription to the four-concert Mainstage series at Merkin Hall today, and get a discount on our adventurous NYFOS Next series and advance sales to fan-favorite holiday concert A Goyishe Christmas to You!. The opportunity to mingle with the artists at post-concert gatherings is included with every ticket. More info.
We can’t wait to see you there!
BLACK & BLUE
a solo album from NYFOS Records!
the debut album of tenor Joshua Blue with pianist Steven Blier
Recorded at Big Orange Sheep in November 2022, and produced by Steven Blier and Jonathan Estabrooks, Black & Blue explores themes of racial equality and human resilience, in songs spanning over five decades. The disc includes two songs receiving their first-ever recordings: Freedom Train and Negrita. Joshua Blue performs together with NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier at the piano, showcasing their long-standing artistic relationship. Learn more
Released in digital and physical formats on March 31, 2023, debuting at #3 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart!
Now streaming on all major platforms! Listen now!
“…incredible skill and flawless delivery.” — Take Effect Reviews
A Rare Masterpiece
a new EP from NYFOS Records coming soon!
A PICNIC CANTATA
a midcentury masterwork by Paul Bowles
This seven-movement work balances sensuality with innocence and lightness with hints of foreboding. Bowles’ music dips into the exotic sounds of Morocco and Ceylon, Poulenc-style post-impressionism, and pure American tunefulness to paint the journey, and Schuyler’s libretto melds the directness of Gertrude Stein with the fantasy of Maurice Sendak, allowing simple things to become paradoxical and mysterious. Learn more
a favorite from the NYFOS stage joins our label
feat. Sasha Cooke and Steven Blier
Available wherever you stream music
dedicated to sharing extraordinary live performances from our extensive archives, as well as new studio recordings with some of today’s most exciting voices.
FROM RAGS TO RICHES
feat. Stephanie Blythe, William Burden, Steven Blier
In an extraordinary live performance from The Kaye Playhouse in the year 2000. Released in digital and physical formats on January 28, 2022. Learn more
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“If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending an NYFOS concert, now is your chance to hear what the fuss is about”
FROM THE ARCHIVES
an anonymous early Latin American art song
feat. Jennifer Aylmer, Oren Fader, James Saporito, and Steven Blier
Created by an unknown composer and poet around 1780, this sweet Spanish-language tune is a cautionary tale of the dangers of indulgence.
Available wherever you stream music