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NEW RELEASE

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

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Released in digital and physical formats on November 18, 2022.

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NExt at Merkin

A Goyishe Christmas to You!

Our annual holiday tradition

Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7PM

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center  •  Tickets Available HERE

This program features favorite Yuletide tunes (performed with a twist) and specialty material by Jewish composers, sung by soprano Lauren Worsham, mezzo-sopranos Donna Breitzer and Rebecca Jo Loeb, tenor Alex Mansoori, bass-baritone William Socolof, and Cantor Joshua Breitzer. Steven Blier joins as pianist and host, alongside clarinetist Alan R. Kay.

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Latest SINGLE

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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NYFOS RecORDS

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

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

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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FROM THE ARCHIVES

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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