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NExt at Merkin Hall

a collaboration with the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts


Tuesday, March 19, 8pm | Tickets

Songs by Saint-Saëns, Granados, Cole Porter, Sam Cooke, and many others refract the chaos and the delight of Cupid’s arrow. Featuring Caramoor’s 2024 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars: soprano Hai Shan; mezzo-soprano Sophia Baete; tenor Scott Rubén La Marca; baritone Michael Hawk; and pianist Amber Scherer. Residency artistic directors Steven Blier and Bénédicte Jourdois will join them as pianists and hosts. More info

Complimentary reception with the artists following the concert in the upper lobby. 

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slated for release on March 8, 2024

NYFOS Records: The Singles, Vol. 1

feat. highlights from the NYFOS archives  | Pre-Order Today

NYFOS has gathered together a collection of treasured performances on this wide-ranging album. Spanning over 20 years of memorable moments and voices, it features performances by stars of the opera and concert world – Michael Spyres, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Kate Lindsey, Sasha Cooke, Bernarda Fink, Justin Austin, Kurt Ollmann, Brett Polegato, and Lucia Bradford – alongside singing actors like Darius de Haas, Jennifer Aylmer, Hal Cazalet, James Martin, and Dana Hanchard.

Want a preview? Listen to these singles from the album available now, wherever you stream music:

Kate Lindsey and Steven Blier perform “Abendlied” by Georg Jokl

Kurt Ollmann and Steven Blier perform “Lied” by Chabrier

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an evening in support of New York Festival of Song


Monday, May 13, 6:30pm | Tickets

Gala co-chairs Steven Blier and Claire Molloy invite you to join them at the elegant Racquet & Tennis Club on Park Avenue for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and performances covering a century of love songs—including some out-of-love songs—from Kern to Sondheim. Featuring Broadway sensation Julie Benko, Drama Desk-Award winner Mary Testa, rising baritone Shavon Lloyd, jazz pianist Jason Yeager, as well as NYFOS’s own Steven Blier as pianist and host. More info

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New Release

Released in digital and physical formats and on all major streaming platforms on Sept 15, 2023. Order your copy today!


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


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

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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

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