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"Their extensive
knowledge of the field,
the original research
that goes into each
creative program, the
well-wrought program
notes and their smart
from behind
the keyboard all combine
to create a sense of celebratory occasion
at every concert
they give."
—Andante Magazine


Schubert / Beatles

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8pm
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Sari Gruber, soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor
Andrew Garland, baritone; Theo Hoffman, baritone and guitar
Charles Yang, violin; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
Two meteoric musical careers that captured the ethos of their era, a dual repertoire of songs so iconic as to have assumed the status of folk music: Franz Schubert and the team of Paul McCartney and John Lennon (with contributions from band-mate George Harrison). NYFOS invites audiences to experience the driving beat of Schubert and the exquisite lyricism of the Beatles, with titles ranging from “Der Wanderer an den Mond” to “She’s Leaving Home.”

Paul Appleby, a rising star tenor “in spectacular form” (The New York Times); “sensational” soprano Sari Gruber (Opera News); “outstanding” baritone Andrew Garland (Opera News); and "rich[-voiced]" baritone Theo Hoffman (The New York Times)—four NYFOS favorites, who combined have appeared in 31 NYFOS programs—join forces with the brilliantly chaotic violin sensation Charles Yang. NYFOS promises an unforgettable evening, as three generations of artists, all as steeped in the culture of Schubert as popular song, bring this definitive music to life in a fresh, original way.

Subscriptions > $140-200

Single Tickets > $40-55
$20 Real Deal tickets/ $10 Student tickets

call the Merkin Box Office at 212.501.3330. Phone orders only.

Complimentary wine reception with the artists to follow.


All NYFOS programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

NYFOS Mainstage and NYFOS Next are funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.