Our series for new song returns this October with 2 programs in a new venue. Details and tickets below.
Four signature NYFOS programs co-presented by Kaufman Music Center. Subscribe or buy single tickets today!
Tours, galas, residencies, and one-off shows; look here for all the special extras from NYFOS.
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.
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.
NYFOS Next Festival
Our “invaluable” series for new song (The New York Times) returns this fall with a 2-concert mini-series curated by pianist Nathaniel LaNasa, in a new venue: the Rubin Museum of Art’s theater at 150 W 17th Street. Tickets, available online and at the door, are $25 general admission, with 20% off to subscribers to the NYFOS Next or Merkin Hall series, and $10 student tickets.
The Rubin Museum of Art currently requires attendees to wear masks and requires theater ticket holders to show proof of vaccination to enter. See their complete COVID policy here.
SUN, OCT 16, 3PM
Songs of Errollyn Wallen
Belize-born British composer Errollyn Wallen is most well-known for her large ensemble pieces. Wallen’s songs – many of which she performs herself – demonstrate an intimate side of her compositions. The lyrics, also by Wallen, examine our quickly changing world, using mythology, mystery, and even a modern household appliance to communicate both soulful and humorous bafflement about how we manage, and also fail to connect. Featuring mezzo-sopranos Lucia Bradford and Leah Wool, alongside Mr. LaNasa at the piano.
RESCHEDULED to SUN, NOV 13, 3PM
The Threefold Terror of Love
Starring soprano Robin Steitz and baritone Dominik Belavy, and joined by Mr. LaNasa at the piano, this concert features music by Matthew Ricketts, Thomas Adès, Katie Balch, Jake Landau, Shawn Jaeger, Tonia Ko, and others. The title of the program, taken from one of Matthew Ricketts’ pieces, inspired Mr. LaNasa to explore intimacy’s push and pull with this concert’s programming. Asserting vulnerability as a superpower, Mr. LaNasa notes that this is a time when many have had to learn how to be closer to one another again, saying, “it’s amazing how sweetly tender life feels when we are open to the possibility of pain.”