ANNOUNCING The 2023-24 Season!

Subscriptions and single tickets to the Mainstage series are available now! And NYFOS Records keeps churning out the tunes with a new album due out in September! To keep up

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the “invaluable” series for new song
Curated by Nathaniel LaNasa

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART, 150 W. 17th St. 

Sunday, October 15, 3pm | Tickets

Featuring the world premiere performance of We Two, a song cycle by Iain Bell with text by Walt Whitman, performed by baritone Gregory Feldmann with curator LaNasa at the keyboard. In addition, works by Renee Esmail, Andrew Cheung and others, sung by sopranos Robin Steitz and Paulina Swierczek. more info

Sunday, November 19, 3pm | Tickets

November’s program spotlights singer-songwriters who emerged from the classical tradition. The featured composer-performers include Molly Joyce, Dicky Dutton, and Lucy Dhegrae. more info

Purchase Single Tickets or Subscriptions; student tix ($10)

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an evening of South American song


Tuesday, December 5, 8pm | Tickets Available Now

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. 

Complimentary reception with the artists following the concert in the upper lobby. 

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New Release

Slated for release in digital and physical formats and on all major streaming platforms on Sept 15, 2023. Order your copy today!


feat. Federico De Michelis & Steven Blier

Mi país: Songs of Argentina is the realization of a dream, a dive into the spellbinding delicacy of its art songs as well as the sultry five o’clock shadow of its tangos.” — Steven Blier. Learn more

The 2023-24 Season

Subscriptions available now!


From South American song to Carole King, from Renaissance polyphony to world premieres, the 36th season at NYFOS is full of beauty, surprise, and delight.

Order your subscription to the four-concert Mainstage series at Merkin Hall today, and get a discount on our adventurous NYFOS Next series and advance sales to fan-favorite holiday concert A Goyishe Christmas to You!. The opportunity to mingle with the artists at post-concert gatherings is included with every ticket. More info. 

Email your completed order form to or mail it to NYFOS at 209 W 29th St, #6018, New York, NY 10001 to grab seats before single ticket go on sale on August 8. 

We can’t wait to see you there!

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a solo album from NYFOS Records!

the debut album of tenor Joshua Blue with pianist Steven Blier 

Recorded at Big Orange Sheep in November 2022, and produced by Steven Blier and Jonathan Estabrooks, Black & Blue explores themes of racial equality and human resilience, in songs spanning over five decades. The disc includes two songs receiving their first-ever recordings: Freedom Train and Negrita. Joshua Blue performs together with NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier at the piano, showcasing their long-standing artistic relationship.  Learn more

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Released in digital and physical formats on March 31, 2023, debuting at #3 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart!

Now streaming on all major platforms!   Listen now!

“…incredible skill and flawless delivery.” — Take Effect Reviews

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A Rare Masterpiece

a new EP from NYFOS Records coming soon!


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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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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Available 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


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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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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