We’re very excited to share our spring gala with you in celebration of NYFOS’s 34th season. And what better way to celebrate this year than the exuberant music of Duke Ellington and his brilliant alter ego, Billy Strayhorn? The playlist includes hits like “Sophisticated Lady,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “Satin Doll,” delivered by a starry pair of NYFOS favorites: Justin Austin (who will just have made his Met and Carnegie Hall debuts) and Shereen Pimentel (recently the star of West Side Story on Broadway). Joining me at the keyboard will be the extraordinary jazz pianist Jason Yeager.  Take the A train—or just sit in your favorite chair—to join me and my co-host, the luminous Sasha Cooke, online this June. —Steven Blier

The revenue generated by this event—our single largest fundraiser each season—directly underwrites our programming and makes possible all the uniquely engaging concerts that are our hallmark. We are especially proud of this season, which saw our return to Merkin Hall, the continuation of online programming, and the launch of our very own record label. As the world changes around us, your support makes it possible for us to bring our audiences—wherever they are—the very best in song!
Participate by using the links below to make a donation. If you’d prefer to mail a contribution or make a gift of stock or other securities, please email your pledge to info@nyfos.org and we’ll send you any necessary information. Then sit back and celebrate with us by viewing the gala virtually, available online June 1 – 30.

NYFOS is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization and all contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.

FRIENDS  Pay-what-you-can (Suggested: $100 and up)
Receive access to the virtual gala video throughout the month of June. Virtual gala donors at the giving levels listed below will be recognized accordingly. (100% of this gift is tax-deductible.)
HONORARY CHAIRS  $15,000
LEADERS  $10,000 
DIRECTORS  $5,000 +
BENEFACTORS  $1,500 +
PATRONS  $1,000 +
SUPPORTERS  $500 +