Announcing our 2022-23 Season Merkin Hall Series!

Get your subscription to the 4-program series today, check out our NYFOS Records offerings, and stay tuned for more 22-23 season announcements to come!

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Opening Night of our 22-23 MainStage series

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 8PM

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center  •  Tickets Available HERE

The season opens with a tribute to the men and women who inspire us, featuring music by Schubert, Gluck, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder and many others. 

Joining NYFOS artistic director Steven Blier will be mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, baritone John Brancy, violinist Charles Yang, and pianist Peter Dugan


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22-23 Merkin hall series

Subscriptions and Single Tickets available now!

NYFOS continues its beloved co-presentation with Kaufman Music Center 

Tickets available through the Merkin Hall Box Office 

Celebrate NYFOS’s 35th season with a subscription to its classic series at Merkin Hall. This season marks artistic director Steven Blier’s 50th anniversary on the stage, and features a dazzling array of artists, including Justin Austin, Lucia Bradford, John Brancy, Federico De Michelis, Kara Dugan, Peter Dugan, Bénédicte Jourdois, Kate Lindsey, Naomi Louisa O’Connell, and Charles Yang.  

“NYFOS’s 35th season is devoted to the idea of resilience,” said Artistic Director Steven Blier. “Songs have a way of sustaining us during difficult times, and each of our shows offers a window into the beauty of endurance—and the power of resistance. We invite you to join us as we reunite with some cherished colleagues and tour the globe in song, from America to Europe to Greece and Israel.”  MORE INFO


a favorite from the NYFOS stage joins our label

Love Sublime

feat. Sasha Cooke and Steven Blier

This is a gorgeous song by Brad Mehldau, one of America’s greatest jazz musicians, with a dark, erotic atmosphere unlike anything else I’ve ever played. It’s in that area where classical music, jazz, and popular music blend their best qualities—people from all walks of musical life will claim it as their own. And Sasha Cooke has just the right juicy, mysterious voice to bring this masterpiece to life. — Steven Blier

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a classic American jazz standard

Black & Blue

feat. Joshua Blue and Steven Blier 

Fats Waller and Andy Razaf premiered “Black & Blue” 93 years ago and it still detonates as powerfully as the day it was written. Rising tenor Joshua Blue belts it out like nobody’s business, backed up by Steve Blier’s juicy arrangement. And it will be the title track of an album they are planning for next season! Get a taste wherever you stream music. 

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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”
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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.

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