Our series for new song returns this October with 2 programs in a new venue. Details and tickets below.

Mainstage Series

Four signature NYFOS programs co-presented by Kaufman Music Center. Subscribe or buy single tickets today!

Special Events

Tours, galas, residencies, and one-off shows; look here for all the special extras from NYFOS.

Special Events

SUN, AUG 28, 2022, 3PM
Gracias a la vida

NYFOS returns to the North Fork for our annual residency in Orient, NY with its culminating concert at Poquatuck Hall. This year’s program features music from Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia performed by soprano Shelén Hughes and tenor César Andrés Parreño, together with Mr. Blier. Presented by Oysterponds Community Activities. Tickets: $30

WED, DEC 14, 2022, 7PM
A Goyishe Christmas to You!

NYFOS’s beloved holiday tradition: Yuletide songs by Jewish composers. Performed in the intimate upper lobby of Merkin Hall by some of our favorite vocalists: Donna Breitzer, Cantor Joshua Breitzer, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Alex Mansoori, and William Socolof, with Alan R. Kay on clarinet and Steven Blier as pianist and host. Tickets $45, general admission. Seating is limited, so order today!  More info

WED, MAY 3 & THU, MAY 4, 7:30

The young talents of Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts explore the best of song repertoire a program created by Steven Blier. Performed in the The Willson Theater at The Juilliard School.

MON, MAY 15, 2023
Feelin’ Groovy: Songs of the 60s
Spring Gala Fundraiser

Save the date for our annual gala evening with cocktails, dinner, and extraordinary performances. Support NYFOS’s 35th Season with the purchase of a table, tickets, or a contribution today! More info.

Mainstage Series

Co-presented by Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center and New York Festival of Song.

Audience members at Merkin Hall are currently required to wear masks; proof of vaccination is no longer required. Read their full policy here.

Subscriptions to the four-program series ($160-260) and single tickets ($20-70) are available via the Merkin Box Office. Student tickets ($10) are available from the box office in person or over the phone: 212-501-3330    

WED, SEP 28, 8PM

A vibrant and eclectic tribute to the men and women who inspire us, with music by Schubert, Gluck, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, and others. Featuring mezzo-soprano Kara Dugan, baritone John Brancy, violinist and vocalist Charles Yang, pianists Peter Dugan and Steven Blier. 

WED, NOV 16, 8PM

Songs from Berlin’s fabled Weimar era nightspots, including music by Friedrich Hollaender, Mischa Spoliansky, Olaf Bienert, and Kurt Tucholsky. Featuring soprano Sari Gruber, mezzo-soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell, baritone Justin Austin, pianist Steven Blier.  More info

WED, FEB 15, 8PM

Celebrating his fiftieth anniversary onstage, Steven Blier offers songs by Astor Piazzolla, Kurt Weill, Carlos Guastavino, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, Gioacchino Rossini, Hector Berlioz, Stephen Sondheim, and many others. Featured alongside Blier are mezzo-soprano Lucia Bradford, baritenor Michael Spyres, bass-baritones Federico De Michelis and William Socolof, and pianists Shawn Chang and John Musto.  More info

TUE, MAR 14, 8PM

A musical voyage around the Mediterranean Sea, with stops in Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia. Featuring Caramoor’s 2023 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars with pianists Steven Blier and Bénédicte Jourdois.