WED, FEB 21, 8PM
Mainstage: All Together Now
A collaboration with Young Concert Artists, All Together Now features tenor Daniel McGrew, mezzo-sopranos Megan Moore and Erin Wagner, bass-baritone Joseph Parrish, and soprano/pianist Chelsea Guo. The program travels through six centuries of vocal ensembles, from the Renaissance to present day with music by Mozart, Chabrier, Libby Larsen, the Bobs, and many others. more info
TUE, MAR 19, 8PM
Mainstage: Eros and Co.
Songs by Saint-Saëns, Granados, Cole Porter, Sam Cooke, and many others refract the chaos and the delight of Cupid’s arrow. Featuring Caramoor’s 2024 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars with pianists Steven Blier and Bénédicte Jourdois. Preview performance at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts on Sunday, March 17. more info
MAY 13, 2024
Spring Gala Fundraiser
Our annual gala evening with cocktails, dinner, and extraordinary performances in support of NYFOS’s 36th season. Tickets and more information coming soon.
Past 2023-24 Season Concerts
SUN, AUG 27, 2023, 3PM
POQUATUCK HALL, ORIENT, NY
100 Years of Broadway Love
NYFOS returns to the North Fork for our annual residency in Orient, NY. This year’s program features soprano Kerrigan Bigelow, mezzo-soprano Sophia Baete, and baritone Shavon Lloyd, with Steven Blier as pianist, arranger, and music director for the residency. Presented by Oysterponds Community Activities.
THU, SEP 28, 8PM
MainStage: Perennials: songs for every season
Co-created and co-hosted by pianists Steven Blier and Peter Dugan, Perennials celebrates the steadying power of music to guide us through the year with works by Schubert, Strauss, Toldrà, Sondheim, Carole King, and others, sung by Lucia Bradford, Raquel Gonzáles, Samuel Kidd, and Wm. Clay Thompson. more info
SUN, OCT 15, 3PM
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
NYFOS Next: LOST IN TRANSLATION
Featuring the world premiere performance of We Two, a song cycle by British composer Iain Bell with text by Walt Whitman. This exciting new work is performed by baritone Gregory Feldmann with curator LaNasa at the keyboard. In addition, soprano Robin Steitzwill appear in Reena Esmail’s Rosa de Sal with text by Pablo Neruda. Soprano Paulina Swierczek performs Andrew Cheung’s 2017 All thorn, but cousin to your rose with texts by Vladimir Nabokov and others, speaking about the errors and sins of translation. Additional songs by composers Gity Razaz, Hilary Purrington, Arlene Elizabeth Sierra, and Nkeiru Okoye.
SUN, NOV 19, 3PM
RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART
NYFOS Next: IN HER OWN WORDS
November’s program spotlights singer-songwriters who emerged from the classical tradition. The featured composer-performers include Molly Joyce, a musician whose limited mobility in her left hand has led her to creative and idiosyncratic performance techniques, and made her a powerful advocate for people with disabilities; Dicky Dutton, whose work explores ritual and queer identity in a playfully improvisatory spirit; and Lucy Dhegrae, performing a piece for voice and electronics that fuses her deep background in experimental music with a new relationship to the language and materials of electronic dance music.
TUE, DEC 5, 8PM
Mainstage: Gracias a la vida
A musical tour of South America, with songs from Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. The program features Ecuadorian tenor César Andrés Parreño and Bolivian soprano Shelén Hughes, with Steven Blier as pianist and host. more info
TUE, DEC 12, 2023, 7PM
A Goyishe Christmas to You!
NYFOS’s beloved holiday tradition: Yuletide songs by Jewish composers, now appearing for the first time at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) at 130 West 30th Street. Featuring Donna Breitzer, Cantor Joshua Breitzer, Joshua Jeremiah, Rebecca Jo Loeb, Alex Mansoori, and Lauren Worsham, with Alan R. Kay on clarinet and Steven Blier as pianist and host. Tickets $45; general admission. more info.
THU, JAN 18, 2024, 7:30PM
THE PETER J SHARP THEATER AT THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL
NYFOS@Juilliard: NED at 100
The young talents of Juilliard’s Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts perform a tribute to the late American composer Ned Rorem, told through his music and his diaries, as well as songs by his inner circle of composer-friends including Leonard Bernstein, Francis Poulenc, Virgil Thompson, and Aaron Copland. Performed in the The Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School with Steven Blier as pianist and host.