2022-23 Season Programming Coming Soon!

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Still In Love

NYFOS celebrates the songs of Ellington and Strayhorn 

Online June 2022 •  Participate

We’re very excited to share our spring gala with you—wherever you are! And what better way to celebrate this year 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 “Satin Doll,” 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). Joining me at the keyboard will be the extraordinary jazz pianist Jason Yeager.  Take the A train—or just sit in your favorite chair—to join me and my co-host, the luminous Sasha Cooke, online this June. —Steven Blier


an anonymous early Latin American art song

El dulce de América

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.

Listen here


From Rags to Riches album cover


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! 

 “If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending an NYFOS concert, now is your chance to hear what the fuss is about”

From Opera News‘ rave review of “From Rags to Riches”
From Rags to Riches album cover


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.