2022 Spring Programming

featuring both online and in-person options. Check out our Gala and NYFOS@Home series —  and stay tuned for 22-23 season announcements! 

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Still In Love

NYFOS celebrates the songs of Ellington and Strayhorn 

May 17, 2022, 6:30pm & online June 2022 •  Participate

We’re very excited to see you in person—finally!—at our spring gala. And what better way to celebrate our reunion than the exuberant music of Duke Ellington and his brilliant alter ego, Billy Strayhorn? The playlist includes hits like “Sophisticated Lady,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “Day Dream,” delivered by a starry pair of NYFOS favorites: Justin Austin (who will just have made his Met and Carnegie Hall debuts) and Shereen Pimentel (recently the star of West Side Story on Broadway). Take the A train—or just grab a cab—to join me and my co-host, the legendary Denyce Graves, at the Tennis and Racquet Club this spring. —Steven Blier


Buenos Aires: Then & Now

Selections from our Merkin Hall performance

Premiering Apr 6, 7pm ET •  Free Registration

Our tribute to the diverse musical culture of Buenos Aires, with music from its iconic masters (Guastavino, Ginastera, López Buchardo, Piazzolla, Ramírez) and two of its contemporary voices, Esteban Benzecry and Ezequiel Viñao. Featuring Nicoletta Berry, Raquel González, and Federico de Michelis with Steven Blier and Shawn Chang as pianists. Created in collaboration with Opera Hispánica, with the assistance of Jorge Parodi. 
The premiere will be followed by a live Q&A with the artists.

Free with registration; donations always welcome. Available to view through May 5.


our first classical art song!

En sourdine

from Fêtes galantes

feat. Bernarda Fink and Steven Blier 

Gabriel Fauré’s setting of Paul Verlaine’s evocative poem in a live concert performance

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The Wider View

Songs by Black Composers

Coming in May

Free to watch with registration through Eventbrite  •  Register

Music by Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, H. Leslie Adams, Robert Owens, Hall Johnson, Duke Ellington, Harry Burleigh and others. Featuring soprano Kearstin Piper Brown, mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford and baritone Jorell Williams, with pianists Steven Blier and Nathaniel LaNasa.


dedicated to sharing extraordinary live performances from our extensive archives, as well as new studio recordings with some of today’s most exciting voices.

Our first album is here!


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

Order today! 

Listen to the first single off the album, Stephanie Blythe and Steven Blier performing “‘Round Midnight” wherever you stream music! 

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