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"This festival was
founded partly because
Mr. Blier and Mr. Barrett
feared for the heritage
of the song recital.
They have succeeded
beyond all expectations

because they know
how to program familiar
repertory in contexts that
make us hear it freshly"
—The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

Program History

30 Years of Song
This page is dedicated in loving memory to Jean Trotzky, our wonderful volunteer, whose dedicated efforts created and maintained this list for many years. The concerts are listed in chronological order.

Lyrics by Shakespeare – 10/9/1988
Greenwich House Music School
Brenda Harris, soprano
Braden Harris, bass-baritone
Blythe Danner, narrator
Steven Blier, piano
Shakespeare's words set to music—including a rare performance of Kabalevsky's Shakespeare's Sonnets sung in Russian. Other works by Hector Berlioz, Roger Quilter, Thomas Arne, William Schuman, Dick Hyman, and John Dankworth, all setting Shakespeare's poetry to music
Excerpt from program notes >

Americans on America – 10/23/1988
Greenwich House Music School
Karen Holvik, soprano
William Sharp, baritone
Steven Blier, piano
Songs about people and places in our country. Composers include Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Virgil Thomson, Samuel Barber and John Musto.

Obbligato – 11/13/1988
Greenwich House Music School
Carmen Pelton, soprano
Peter Kazaras, tenor
Michael Barrett, keyboards
Leslie Tomkins, viola
Paula Robison, flute
A concert of vocal chamber music, featuring works of J. S. Bach, Franz Schubert, Aaron Jay Kernis, and the world premiere of Bright Sheng's Chinese Folk Songs

Rodgers and Hart's Boys From Syracuse – 12/18/1988
Greenwich House Music School
Karen Holvik, soprano
Christopher Trakas, baritone
Carol Yahr, mezzo-soprano
A 50th anniversary concert performance of the 1938 smash hit with full cast

From Rio to Buenos Aires – 4/9/1989
Greenwich House Music School
Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Trakas, baritone
Steven Blier, piano
Tangos, ballads, love songs---the rhythm and melody of South America. Works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Braga, Ernesto Nazareth, Alberto Ginastera, and Carlos Guastavino

Night Songs – 4/23/1989
Greenwich House Music School
Carol Yahr, mezzo-soprano
Peter Kazaras, tenor
William Sharp, baritone
Steven Blier, piano
A musical journey through the night: romance, incantations, dreams, seductions, people together and people alone. Works by Hugo Wolf, Charles Griffes, Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann, Marc Blitzstein, John Musto, and others.


Red, White and Blues – 5/7/1989
Greenwich House Music School
Kurt Ollmann, baritone
Michael Barrett, piano
Steven Blier, piano
French and American Music before and after the Jazz Age. Francis Poulenc's Bal Masqué. The program also includes Darius Milhaud's Scaramouce for two pianos and songs by George Gershwin, Henri Duparc and Charles Ives.

An Evening of Ballads – 3/18/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Amy Burton, soprano
Christopher Trakas, baritone
Steven Blier, piano
Love stories, ghost stories, stories with morals and stories with no morals by Hugo Wolf, Franz Schubert, Karl Loewe, Lee Hoiby, Benjamin Britten, Cole Porter, and others

George Gershwin's Girl Crazy – 2/24/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Gwenneth Bean (Frisco Kate)
Kim Criswell (Molly Gray)
Margaret Jane Wray (Patsy West)
William Sharp (Danny Churchill)
Michael Hume (Slick)
John Sloman (Gieber Goldfarb)
Steven Goldstein; Richard Holmes; Michael Hume; John Keuther (Foursome)
Eric Stoltz (Narrator)
Michael Barret, piano
Steven Blier, piano
A concert version of Gershwin's musical theater play.

George Gershwin's Girl Crazy – 2/25/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Repeat cast of 2/24/1990
Repeat of program of 2/24/1990

Total Eclipse – 4/22/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Rosemarie Landry, soprano
Kurt Ollman, baritone
Alvin Epstein, narrator
Leslie Tomkins, viola
Steven Blier, piano

The poetry of Verlaine and Rimbaud set to music by Debussy, Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Lee Hoiby, and Benjamin Britten

New American Works – 5/20/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Amy Burton, soprano
Rondi Charleston, soprano
Michael Hume, tenor
Joanne Lessner, mezzo-soprano
Don Mayo, bass
Michael Barrett, piano
Steven Blier, piano
A program of songs by Aaron Jay Kernis, Michael John LaChiusa, Ricky Ian Gordon, James Sellars, Jamie Bernstein, and Scott Frankel

Music, Marriage and Madness – 10/21/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano
Kurt Ollmann, baritone
Michael Barrett, piano
Lieder by Robert Schumann, nearly all written in 1840.

Ticket to Ride – 11/8/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Marsha Hunter, soprano
Brian Kent, baritone
Mark Stewart, cello
Steven Blier, piano
A concert of the songs on Lennon and McCartney in unusual arrangements

Ticket to Ride – 11/11/1990
Greenwich House Music School
Repeat cast of 11/8/1990
Repeat of program of 11/8/1990

Promised Lands 11/30/1990

Greenwich House Music School

Carmen Pelton, soprano

Pamela Smith, contralto

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Folk music from many countries, from art songs through popular tunes.

Promised Lands – 12/2/1990

Greenwich House Music School

Same cast as program of 11/30/1990

Repeat of program of 11/30/1990

Unquiet Peace: The Lied Between the Wars – 2/10/1991

Greenwich House Music School

Cyndia Sieden, soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A program of early 20th century German composers, including Hans Eisler, Kurt Weill, Richard Strauss, Alexander Zemlinsky, and others.

Theater and Cabaret Music of William Bolcom – 3/25/1991

Alice Tully Hall

Amy Burton, soprano

Katherine Buffaloe, mezzo-soprano

Chris Groenndaal, tenor

Eddie Korbich, tenor

William Bolcom, Special Guest

Joan Morris, Special Guest

Steven Blier, piano

Michael Barrett, conductor

Songs composed by William Bolcom and Darius Milhaud with selections from The Beggar's Opera by John Gay, arranged by Bolcom and Milhaud.

Leonard Bernstein, A Concert Tribute – 4/6/1991

Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia, PA

Katherine Buffaloe, soprano

Louise Edeiken, soprano

Stephen Bogardus, tenor

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Jamie Bernstein Thomas, narrator

Aria and Barcarolles and selections from West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, Wonderful Town, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass, and Peter Pan.

Leonard Bernstein: From Concert Stage to Broadway 4/7/1991

Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

Repeat of cast of 4/6/1991

Repeat of concert of 4/6/1991

From Rio to Buenos Aires 4/14/1991

Greenwich House Music School

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Songs from Brazil and Argentina featuring the music of Guastavino, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Braga, Piazzolla, Nazareth, and others.

New American Works 5/12/1991

Greenwich House Music School

Karen Holvik, soprano

Beverly Morgan, soprano

Luretta Bybee, mezzo-soprano

Frances Schopick, mezzo-soprano

John Musto, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs by Chris DeBlasio, Eric Klein, David Leisner, Deniz Ulben, Ricky Ian Gordon, Tobias Picker, Hayes Biggs, with premiere performances of songs by Stewart Wallace, John Musto, and Aaron Jay Kernis.

Arias and Barcarolles 8/17/1991

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons, East Hampton, NY

Katherine Buffaloe, soprano

John Brandstetter, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Music of Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, William Bolcom, Cole Porter, and others.

Americans on America 10/1/1991

Luther College, Decorah, IA

Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Leonard Bernstein's last work, Arias and Barcarolles, along with selections from On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti, and songs by Marc Blitzstein.

Americans on America 10/6/1991

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

Same cast as program of 10/1/1991

Repeat of the program of 10/1/1991

American Passions 10/13/1991

Greenwich House Music School

Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Bernstein's Arias and Barcarolles, songs by Ives, Ellington, Blitzstein, and Porter.

Spanish Song, Wine, & Food 11/22/1991

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Benefit hosted by Jamie Bernstein

Spanish Love Songs 11/24/1991

Greenwich House Music School

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven, Blier, piano

Selections from Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch, Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder, songs by Granados, Fauré, Turina, Mompou, Saint-Saëns, Obrador, and others.

The Diary of One Who Vanished 1/26/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Karen Holvik, soprano

Jane Bunnell, mezzo-soprano

Frances Schopick, mezzo-soprano

Deborah Berruete, mezzo-soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

A complete performance of the Janàcek work, plus songs by Dvorák, Chabrier, Brahms, and Wolf.

Scenes from Childhood 2/23/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Edrie Means, soprano

Joanne Lessner, soprano

Adrien Reju Finckel, girl soprano

Parker Conrad, boy soprano

Michael Barrett, piano

Arioso and Scene from Foss' Griffelkin, songs by Ives, Bernstein, Barab, Copland, Debussy, and Poulenc.

New American Works 3/22/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Amy Burton, soprano

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Tony Boutté, tenor

Patrick Mason, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

John Musto, piano

Paul Woodiel, violin

Hanne-Berit, violin

Dorothy Lawson, violincello

Roger Wagner, contrabass

Robert Maggio's Love and Travel, songs by Robert Baksa, Joelle Wallach, John Musto, Danna Kelly Eastman, Ned Rorem, and James Sellars.

Total Eclipse 4/4/1992

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Robert Chapline, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

The poetry of Verlaine and Rimbaud set to music by Debussy, Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Lee Hoiby, and Benjamin Britten.

Guilty Pleasures and Confessions 4/26/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Roger Wagner, double bass

Songs by Brahms, Wolf, Beethoven, Berlin, Schoenberg, Britten, Rebecca Clarke, and the Bobs.

Guilty Pleasures and Confessions 4/27/1992

Walter Reade Theater, New York, NY

Same cast as program of 4/26/1992

Repeat program of 4/26/1992

Picnic Cantata / L'amour Masqué 5/31/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Amy Burton, soprano

Karen Holvik, soprano

Rebecca Mercer-White, mezzo-soprano

Carmen Pelton, soprano

Cynthia Rose, contralto

Robert Sapolsky, baritone

Nathaniel Watson, baritone

Jacqueline Chambord, narrator

Christian Aubert, narrator

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

James Saporito, percussion

A concert double bill of the works by Paul Bowles and André Messager

Backer's Audition 9/20/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Beth Fowler, mezzo-soprano

Joe Grifasi, baritone

Dana Hanchard, soprano

Howard McGillin, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Selections from the Gershwin's Pardon My English, La La Lucille, and Strike Up the Band; Porter's Wake Up and Dream, Anything Goes, Weill's One Touch of Venus, Lady in the Dark; Arlen's Hooray for What.

Words Without Songs 10/25/1992

Greenwich House Music School

Steven Goldstein, tenor

John Deak, instrumentalist

Robert Black, instrumentalist

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Karen Marx, violin

Susan Radcliffe, cornet

James Saporito, percussion

Glenn Stulpen, soprano saxophone

Christian Aubert, narrator

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Works scored for narrator and chamber ensembles: Poulenc's The Story of the Barber, the world premieres of James Sellars' Beulah in Chicago and Aaron Jay Kernis' Le Quattro Stagioni dalla Cucina Futurismo.

Ticket to Ride - 11/2/1992

Walter Reade Theater, New York, NY

Same cast as program of 11/8/1990

Repeat of program of 11/8/1990

Picnic Cantata - 11/13/1992

Weill Recital Hall

Karen Holvik, soprano

Amy Burton, soprano

Rebecca Mercer-White, mezzo-soprano

Carmen Pelton, soprano

Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

James Saporito, percussion

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs by Copland, Blitzstein, Rorem, Musto, Wallach, Bernstein, Bolcom plus Paul Bowles' Picnic Cantata.

Die Schöne Magelone 12/6/1992

Greenwich House Music School

William Sharp, baritone

Beth Dixon, narrator

Steven Blier, piano

Johannes Brahms' 1868 song cycle performed with original narration.

The Ages of Bel Canto 1/7/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Jon Villars, tenor

Andrea Matthews, soprano

Linda Maguire, mezzo-soprano

Michael Barrett, piano

Songs by Donizetti, Mascagni, Puccini, and Dallapiccola.

Romance in the Belle Epoque 2/14/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Fauré's song cycle Le jardin clod, songs by Massenet, Debussy, Satie, Chabrier, and Pladilhe

Spanish Love Songs 3/8/1993

Walter Reade Theater

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Selections from Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch, Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder, songs by Granados, Fauré, Turina, Mompou, Saint-Saëns, Obrador, and others

Songs of the Irish Poets 4/4/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Amy Burton, soprano

Glenn Siebert, tenor

Paul Woodiel, violin

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The words of Yeats, Wilde, Moore, and Joyce, in settings by Britten, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Barber.

Red, White and Blues 4/12/1993

Walter Reade Theater

Milagro Vargas, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Marcia Butler, oboe

Sue Hineman, bassoon

Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet

James Baker, percussion

Karen Marx, violin

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Poulenc's L'Amour Masqué, the music of Milhaud, Gershwin, Duparc, and Ives.

New American Works 5/2/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Debra Vanderlinde, soprano

Belinda Pidgeon, soprano

John Horton Murray, tenor

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Kathleen Nestor, flute

Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet

Marshall Coid, violin

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Tom Cipullo's The Husbands; Robert Maggio's Four Men at the Door, selections from Jeffrey Stock's The Voice of Temperance and William Bolcom's McTeague; songs by Ricky Ian Gordon, John Musto, Daron Hagen, and Steven Sametz.

Music of Leonard Bernstein 9/11/1993

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Lucy Schaufer, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Jon Villars, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Arias and Barcarolles, selections from On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide, Mass, and others.

A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein 9/28/1993

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Same cast as 9/11/1993

Same program as 9/11/1993

Women's Work 10/17/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Karen Holvik, soprano

Jennifer Lane, soprano

Michael Barrett, piano

Music of Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Alma Mahler, Josephine Lang, Joelle Wallach, Nadia Boulanger, Lili Boulanger, and Pauline Viardot.

Republic of Verse: A Marathon of 19th Century American Poetry and Song 10/24/1993

92nd Street Y, New York, NY

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Amy Burton, soprano

John Musto, piano

Works by Arthur Farwell, John Duke, Ives, Bernstein, Bolcom, and Copeland.

Music of Leonard Bernstein 11/8/1993

Library of Congress, Washington DC

Same cast as 9/11/1993

Same program as 9/11/1993

The Afterlife 11/13/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Brenda Harris, soprano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs by Vaughan Williams, Argento, Thomson, Bolcom, Handel, Wolf, Barber, Ricky Ian Gordon, Foss, Schumann, and John Musto.

Unsung Strauss 12/12/1993

Greenwich House Music School

Linda McGuire, mezzo-soprano

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Rarely-heard music of Richard Strauss, including the original version of Zerbinetta's aria from Ariadne auf Naxos and Krämmerspiegel, Op. 67.

A Ned Rorem Birthday Tribute 1/23/1994

Greenwich House Music School

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Lucille Beer, mezzo-soprano

NYFOS String Quartet

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs and vocal chamber music of Rorem, including Santa Fe Songs and selections from Nantucket Songs.

Modern Scenes from American Life 2/23/1994

Greenwich House Music School

Dominique Labelle, soprano

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Music of John Musto, Arlen, William Bolcom, Aaron Kipnis, Copland, and others.

Modern Scenes from American Life 3/6/1994

Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Same cast as 2/13/1994

Same program as 2/23/1994

The Russian Masters 4/17/1994

Greenwich House Music School

Juliana Gondek, soprano

Nancy Allen Lundy, mezzo-soprano

Zhou Zeng, baritone

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Mark Pakman, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Music of Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and contemporary Russian composers.

New American Works 5/8/1994

Greenwich House Music School

Amy Burton, soprano

Claron McFaddon, soprano

Lucy Schaufer, mezzo-soprano

David Ossenfort, tenor

William Sharp, baritone

Sheryl Henze, flute

Margaret Parkins, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

John Musto, piano

Music by Bolcom, Davide Zannoni, Nancy Gunn, Donald St. Pierre, Dan Wechler, Ricky Ian Gordon, Jeffrey Stock (commission), and James Sellars.

Red, White, and Blues 9/9/1994

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Constance Haumann, soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A collection of French and American songs by Hahn, Ravel, Duparc, Gershwin, Ives, Copland, and others.

American Dreams 10/8/1994

92nd Street Y

Lauren Flanigan, soprano

Amy Burton, soprano

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano

Steven Goldstein, tenor

Jamie Offenbach, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

William Bolcom, piano

A gala program of songs about love, famly, and freedom in American life, featuring the music of Bernstein, Bolcom, Griffes, Gershwin, Arlen, and others.

Vienna: Turn of the Centuries 11/12/1994

92nd Street Y

Cheryl Parrish, soprano

Suzanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Music from the two decades surrounding 1900 by Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg, Pfitzner, and others.

New American Works 1/19/1995

Weill Recital Hall

Nancy Lundy, soprano

Laura Tucker, mezzo-soprano

Jon Villars, tenor

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Chamber Players

Annual program of contemporary American composers with works by Ricky Ian Gordon, Aaron Kempnis, Chris DeBlasio, Rob Maggio, Christopher Berg, and James Sellars.

Les Années Folles 2/11/1995

92nd Street Y

Amy Burton, soprano

Karen Holvik, soprano

Carolyn Scimone, soprano

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Nathaniel Watson, baritone

Christian Aubert, narrator

Jacqueline Chambord, narrator

NYFOS Chamber Players

A double bill of André Messager's 1924 hit L'Amour Masqué and French chamber pieces; Delage: Chansons Hindoues; Ravel: Chansons madécasses; Poulenc and others.

Sisters, Mothers, and Daughters 4/28/1995

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Lauren Flanigan, soprano

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Explores the relationship between women in families through the music of Richard Strauss, Shostakovich, Britten, Brahms, and others.

Bernstein and Friends 5/20/1995

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A tribute to the late American composer and conductor.

From Rio to Buenos Aires 6/3/1995

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Songs from Brazil and Argentina featuring the music of Guastavino, Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Braga, Piazzolla, Nazareth, and others.

Romance in the Belle Epoque 6/29/1995

Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Fauré's songs cycle Le jardin clos, songs by Massenet, Debussy, Satie, Chabrier, Paladilhe.

Rivers and Rainbows 9/9/1995

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

Patrick Mason, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Songs about nature by Rorem, Ives, Schuber, Richard Strauss, Harold Arlen, Weill, and others.

Guilty Pleasures and Confessions 9/10/1995

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

Patrick Mason, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A survey of venial and deadly sin in songs by Conrad Susa, Brahms, Schubert, Christopher Berg, Johann Strauss and others.

Songs from the Diaspora 10/28/1995

92nd Street Y

Tovah Feldshuh, soprano

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Robert Abelson, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Music of Ravel, Milhaud, Mahler; songs from the Yiddish theater; traditional Sephardic songs; and contemporary American Jewish art songs by Bernstein, Lazar Weiner, and others.

Broadway Orphans 12/12/1995

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Brent Barrett, tenor

Beth Fowler, mezzo-soprano

Joe Grifasi, baritone

Karen Holvik, soprano

Steven Blier, piano

Showstoppers and unpublished gems from the vintage Broadway musicals of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Kurt Weill, Richard Rogers, and Irving Berlin.

A Langston Hughes Celebration 1/16/1996

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Harolyn Blackwell, soprano

Camellia Johnson, soprano

Arthur Woodley, bass

Arnold Rampersad, narrator

Steven Blier, piano

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Songs and poems in celebration of the writer's centennial; music of Ricky Ian Gordon, John Musto, Arnold Zemlinsky, Kurt Weill, and many others.

Total Eclipse: The Poetry of Verlaine and Rimbaud 2/12/1996

92nd Street Y

Dominique Labelle, soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

The poets' works heard in classic settings by Gabriel Fauré, Caude Debussy, Benjamin Britten, Reynaldo Hahn, and Frederick Delius, with excerpts from Total Eclipse, Christopher Hampton's drama about the lives of Verlaine and Rimbaud.

Teatros Españoles 3/9/1996

92nd Street Y

Yvonne Gonzales, soprano

Nancy Herrera, soprano

Antonio Barasorda, tenor

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Pablo Zinger, program consultant

A celebration of theater music from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba; tangos and zarzuela arias from Villa-Lobos, Chapi, Carlos Lopez-Buchardo, and others.

Spanish Love Songs 3/25/1996

Vocal Arts Society, Washington, DC

Lorraine Hunt, soprano

Christopher Trakas, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Works by Granados, Turina, Obradors, Luna, Fauré, Chabrier, as well as excerpts from Schumann's Spanisches Liebeslieder and Wolf's Spanisches Liederbuch.

The Unsung Strauss 4/14/1996

Greenwich Chamber Music Society, Greenwich, CT

Risa Renae Harman, soprano

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Jon Villars, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

Rarely-heard songs by Richard Strauss, including excerpts from his 1918 cycle Krämerspeigel and Zerbinetta's aria from the original version of Ariadne auf Naxos.

The Unsung Strauss 4/16/1996

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Risa Renae Harmon, soprano

Marguerite Krull, mezzo-soprano

Jon Villars, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 4/14/1996

American Love Songs/Brahms Liebeslieder 5/11/1996

92nd Street Y

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Philip Cutlip, bass-baritone

Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Brahms' classic 1868 suite of waltzes for four voices and piano four-hands is a curtain raiser to a newly-commissioned companion piece, a collection of love songs by over a dozen contemporary composers.

American Love Songs/Brahms Liebeslieder 9/6 & 9/7 1996

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Risa Renae Harman, soprano

Lucy Schaufer, mezzo-soprano

Philip Cutlip, bass-baritone

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 5/11/1996

Dove Sta Amore 10/2/1996

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

Rodney Gilfry, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A concert featuring the New York premiere of John Musto's most recent vocal work Dove Sta Amore, along with song cycles about the progress of love by Poulenc, Lopez-Buchardo, and Strauss.

An Ira Gershwin Celebration 11/20/1996

Tyne Daly, mezzo-soprano

Diane Fratanoni, soprano

David Garrison, baritone

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A concert of classics and rarely heard songs in honor of the great lyricist's 100th birthday. The program includes his collaborations with Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Kurt Weill, Vernon Duke, as well as his brother George.

Modern Scenes from American Life 1/15/1997

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Christine Goerke, soprano

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

An updated revival of the critically-acclaimed program that introduced NYFOS to London in 1994, including the premiere of a new commission by Lowell Liebermann, as well as songs by Bolcom, Musto, Kernis, Gordon, and others.

Modern Scenes from American Life 2/10/1997

The Barns, Wolftrap, VA

Christine Goerke, soprano

Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/15/1997

The English Landscape and Façade 2/26/1997

92nd Street Y

Rebecca Evans, soprano

Kevin McMillan, baritone

Francis Conroy, narrator

Brian Murray, narrator

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS's first journey through England's seascapes, stately mansions and dens of iniquity in a century of British song, from Vaughan Williams to Elgar to Coward; coupled with a performance of William Walton's Façade on poems of Edith Sitwell, performed with the NYFOS chamber ensemble.

Romance in the Belle Epoque - 3/26/1997

The Barns, Wolftrap, VA

Emily Mannhart, mezzo-soprano

Scott Hendricks, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Fauré's song cycle Le jardin clod, songs by Massenet, Debussy, Satie, Chabrier, and Paladilhe

The Russian Masters 4/23/1997

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sheri Greenawald, soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Zhou Zeng, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Music of Glinak, Borodin, Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and contemporary Russian composers

Paris at Night 6/4/1997

92nd Street Y

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

Helene Delevault, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

William Schimmel, accordion

Greg Utzig, guitar

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A cabaret evening featuring the wit and passion of French popular songs by Jacques Brel, Charles Trénet, Edith Piaf and many others.

American Love Songs/Brahms Liebeslieder 8/21/1997

Trinity Church, New York, NY

Nancy Ann Lundy, soprano

Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Brahms' classic 1868 suite of waltzes for four voices and piano four-hands is a curtain raiser to a newly-commissioned companion piece, a collection of love songs by over a dozen contemporary composers.

 

A Bel Canto Celebration 10/15/1997

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jane Jennings, soprano

Jami Rogers, soprano

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Jan Opalach, baritone

Curt Peterson, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

The vocal fireworks and melodic genius of Rossini, Bellini, and Donizetti, as well as the composers they influenced throughout Europe, including Schubert, Balfe, Glinka, Barbieri, Chopin, and Pauline Viardot.

Heaven on Earth 11/20/1997

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano

Dominique Labelle, soprano

Steven Blier, piano

Musicians, including Handel, Schubert, Wolf, Mahler, Liszt, Duke, Hoiby, Argento, and Copland, create impressions of the soul's ascent to paradise.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 1/18/1998

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Lisa Saffer, soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A monumental new song cycle by Ned Rorem set to the poetry of W. H. Auden, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Walt Whitman, and others, commissioned by NYFOS and the Library of Congress to celebrate Mr. Rorem's 75th birthday.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 1/22/1998

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Lisa Saffer, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Rufus Muller, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

Four on the Aisle 2/19/1998

92nd Street Y

Amy Burton, soprano

Dana Hanchard, soprano

William Burden, tenor

Arthur Woodley, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Four infrequently performed discoveries from the world's musical theater, Kurt Weill's satiric, yet melodic Der Kuhhandel, Noel Coward's witty Conversation Piece, Isaac Albeniz's Pepita Jiminez, and the groundbreaking 1903 Broadway hit, In Dahomey, the first musical written and performed entirely by black artists.

The Gershwins and Their World 3/14/1998

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Lauren Skuce, soprano

Leslie Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Ted Keegen, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

Music of George Gershwin and his contemporaries

The Youth's Magic Horn 3/19/1998

92nd Street Y

Suzanne Mentzer, mezzo-soprano

Zhou Zheng, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The beloved nineteenth century folk poetry anthology Des Knaben Wunderhorn—stories of love, war, and nature—in musical settings by Brahms, Strauss, and Schumann, as well as Mahler's classic song cycle in both piano and chamber orchestra arrangements.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 4/18/1998

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Monique McDonald, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Rufus Muller, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

Tenth Anniversary Gala Concert 5/14/1998

92nd Street Y

Harolyn Blackwell, soprano

Amy Burton, soprano

Risa Harmon, soprano

Sylvia McNair, soprano

Roberta Peters, soprano

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Steven Tharp, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Williams Sharp, baritone

Philip Cutlip, bass-baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

William Bolcom, piano

Singers familiar to NYFOS audiences join new friends to celebrate 10 successful seasons in a program of favorites.

Twentieth Century Masters II: Gabriel Fauré 6/7/1998

The Kaye Playhouse

Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano

Kamel Boutros, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Peter Orth, piano

Music of Gabriel Fauré

Twentieth Century Masters II: Gabriel Fauré 6/8/1998

The Kaye Playhouse

Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Peter Orth, piano

Music of Gabriel Fauré

Evidence of Things Not Seen 8/18/1998

Nantucket Musical Arts Society, Nantucket, MA

Monique McDonald, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

Evidence of Things Not Seen 9/13/1998

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Monique McDonald, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

George Gershwin is 100! 9/26/1998

Friends of Music, Ossining, NY

Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano

Ted Keegen, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

John Musto, piano

A celebration of Gershwin classics, duo-piano suites from Porgy and Bess and Lady Be Good! and a selection of his rarely-heard unpublished songs.

New York, New York 10/15/1998

The Kaye Playhouse

Amy Burton, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Lewis Cleale, baritone

Tony Kushner, narrator

Steven Blier, piano

A musical celebration of New York City's centenary—songs from the theater, the concert stage, and vaudeville by composers including Marc Blitzstein, John Musto, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, John Duke, and Ricky Ian Gordon.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 11/8/1998

Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL

Sari Gruber, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

George Gershwin is 100! 11/12/1998

The Kaye Playhouse

Audra McDonald, soprano

Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano

Ted Keegen, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

John Musto, piano

Same program as 9/26/1998

George Gershwin: Sung and Unsung 1/9 and 1/10 1999

The University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI

Karen Holvik, soprano

Ted Keegan, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

John Musto, piano

Same program as 9/26/1998

Romance in the Bell Epoque 2/4/1999

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Music from the turn of the century, France's Golden Age of song, featuring Gabriel Fauré's cycle Le jardin clos, and works by Reynaldo Hahn, Claude Debussy, Albert Roussel, Erik Satie, and Emmanuel Chabrier.

Dance Date with Cuba 3/2/1999

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Monique McDonald, soprano

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

James Saporito, percussion

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Christopher Cullen, clarinet

Created in cooperation with the American Composers' Orchestra - Sonidas de Las Americas - Cuban Festival. The concert, theater, and dance songs of Cuba, from rhythm masters Ernesto Lecuonas, Gomzalo Roig, Alejandro Gracia Caturla and others.

Songs of Sense and Sensibility – 4/8/1999

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

Rufus Muller, tenor

Brett Polegato, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

The clarity of the age of reason shares the stage with the passion of the early Romantic era in songs and arias by Mozart, Haydn, Salieri, Schubert, and Stephen Storace.

Love and Betrayals 5/13/1999

The Kaye Playhouse

Jane Jennings, soprano

Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano

Bejun Mehta, countertenor

John Hancock, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Courtship and marriage, jealousy and vengeance: the joys and perils of true love in music from Haydn to Richard Rodgers.

Twentieth Century Masters: Samuel Barber 6/4/1999

The Kaye Playhouse

Leah Summers, mezzo-soprano

Christopheren Nomura, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Music of Samuel Barber

Kurt Weill's Berlin 10/14/1999

The Kaye Playhouse

Constance Hauman, soprano

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Mark Steward, banjo, guitar, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The irony, satire, and sentiment of centerarian Kurt Weill, with contributions from fellow cabarettists Tucholsky, Eisler, and Hollaender.

Latin Lovers 11/30/1999

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Scott Hendricks, baritone

Oren Fader, guitar

James Saporito, percussion

Steven Blier, piano

A new collection of songs and zarzuela from Spain and Latin America; passion, melody, and rhythm of De Falla, Albéniz, Guastavino, Lecuona, and others.

Great American Songwriting Teams 12/10/1999

Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

John Hancock, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A salute to a century of America's best creative collaborators, including songs by Gershwin & Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rodgers & Hart, Kalmaer & Rudy, Bolcom & Weinstein, Dietz & Schwartz, and Lieber & Stoller.

Latin Lovers 1/7/2000

Vocal Arts Society, Washington, DC

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Nancy Herrara, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Scott Hendricks, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/30/1999

Songs of Travel 2/17/2000

The Kaye Playhouse

Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano

Wolfgang Holzmair, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Wanderers and lovers on a romantic journey throuh Europe, with music by Mahler, Dvorák, Vaughan Williams, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and Krenek.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 3/12/2000

Louisville, KY

Lisa Saffer, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Rufus Muller, tenor

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

From Rags to Riches: A Hundred Years of American Song 3/23/2000

The Kaye Playhouse

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

William Burden, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A century of American music—from MacDowell to Musto, Berlin to Bernstein, Griffes to Gordon—offers a panoramic view of how we lived in the twentieth century. The program includes a new work by John Musto and Denise Lanctot commissioned by NYFOS.

Great American Songwriting Teams 4/12/2000

Anti-Defamation League Benefit, Roosevelt Hotel, NY

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

John Hancock, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 12/10/1999

Birthday Bash for Francis Poulenc 4/14/2000

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A musical gathering of Francis Poulenc and his circle, including Satie, Milhaud, Rorem, Auric, to celebrate the Parisian composer's hundredth birthday with songs and vocal chamber music.

Songs of Sense and Sensibility 5/5/2000

The Barns, Wolftrap Opera, VA

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Theodore Green, tenor

Steven Powell, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 4/8/1999

Songs of the Irish Poets 5/18/2000

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Amy Burton, soprano

Theodore Green, tenor

Paul Woodiel, violin and arranger

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

The lyricism of the Emerald Isle's greatest writers, including Thomas Moore, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Paul Muldoon, as set to music by Beethove, Britten, Bax, Barber, Daron Hagen, and others; with a gropu of traditional Irish ballads and theater songs; featuring the fiddle-playing of Paul Woodiel.

Twentieth Century Masters: Aaron Copland and his Circle 5/23/2000

The Kaye Playhouse

Monique McDonald, soprano

Scott Hendrick, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Music of Aaron Copland, Nadia Boulanger, Paul Bowles, Ned Rorem, and others.

Harry, Haogy and Harold 10/12/2000

The Kaye Playhouse

Sandra Bonitto, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollman, baritone

Greg Utzig, guitair

John Miller, bass

Steven Blier, piano

Greatest hits and rarities by three American song-writing heroes: Harry ("I Only Have Eyes for You") Warren, Hoagy ("Stardust") Carmichael, and Harold ("Stormy Weather") Arlen.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 11/4/2000

Market Square Concerts, Harrisburg, PA

Monique McDonald, soprano

Delores Ziegler, mezzo-soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

Aimez-vous Brahms? Lieben Sie Fauré? 11/9/2000

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jennifer Welch-Babidge, soprano

Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano

John Hancock, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

The radient music of two late-Romantic masters, as well as a sampling of songs by their students Zemlinsky, Ravel, and others.

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking 2/3/2001

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Amy Burton, soprano

Scott Hendricks, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Songs on the beauty and folly of youth, the fountain of youth, lost youth, and the envy of youth in works by the child Mozart, Reynaldo Hahn, Aaron Kernis, Poulenc and others.

Songbook for a New Century 3/22/2001

The Kaye Playhouse

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Theodora Hanslowe, mezzo-soprano

Ted Schmitz, tenor

Mel Ulrich, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS embarks on a full evening commission of sixteen composers and lyricists in songs examining the future. Works by Rorem, Bolcom, Kernis, Tan Dun, Peter Lieberson, Susan Botti, Paquito d'Rivera, Ricky Ian Gordon, as well as emerging American composers. This collection was published by Boosey & Hawkes.

From Rags to Riches: 100 Years of American Song 2/18/2001

Schwabacher Recitals, San Francisco Opera Center, San Francisco, CA

Suzanne Ramo, soprano

Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano

Brian Anderson, tenor

Daniel Teadt, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A century of American music—from MacDowell to Musto, Berlin to Bernstein, Griffes to Gordon—offers a panoramic view of how we lived in the twentieth century. The program includes a new work by John Musto and Denise Lanctot commissioned by NYFOS.

Beyond the Iron Curtain 4/25/2001

Vocal Arts Society, Washington, DC

Lisa Saffer, soprano

Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS explores the soulful melodies and coloful musical traditions of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and other former Soviet Block countries. Music from the nineteenth century to the present day by Dvorák, Janácek, Enesco, Chopin, Szymanowski, Bartok, Lutoslawski, and others.

Beyond the Iron Curtain 4/26/2001

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Same cast and program as 4/25/2001

Happily Ever After: An Operetta Junket 5/23/2001

The Kaye Playhouse

Jane Jennings, soprano

Leslie Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Ted Green, tenor

Ian Greenlaw, baritone

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Peter Kazaras, stage director

The NFYOS Chorus

A joyous celebration of light opera from Vienna to Broadway. Romance, humor, and melody from the masters of the genre: Lehár, Kálman, Offenbach, Gershwin, Kern, Sullivan, Chapi Luna, and others.

The Unknown Bernstein 6/6/2001

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Patrick Mason, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Leonard Bernstein's unpublished and lesser-known works.

At Harlem's Height 10/11/2001

The Kaye Playhouse

Dana Hanchard, soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A salute to the music of the Harlem Renaissance, when jazz clubs throbbed to the music of Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, and Fats Waller, and William Grant Still and Harry Burleigh broke new ground in the recital genre with lyrics by Langston Hughes, Andy Razaf, and many others.

Spanish Gold 11/15/2001

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Giuliani Belotti, guitar

Steven Blier, piano

The Iberian Peninsula, rich with history and the multifarious traditions of Catalonia, Castille, and the Sephardic homelands, yields up its treasures of songs from the Baroque to the Romantic to our own time. Featuring works by Granados, Rodrigo, Guridi, Mompou and others, sung in Spanish, Catalan and Galician.

P. G.'s Other Profession 12/1/2001

Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Sylvia McNair, soprano

Hal Cazalet, tenor (great-grandson of Wodehouse)

Henry Goodman, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Peerless comic novelist P. G. Wodehouse, in his lesser-known second career, wrote brilliant lyrics for songwriters including Jerome Kern, Ivor Novello, and the Gershwin brothers to create shows that lit up Broadway and London's West End.

Song of the Midnight Sun 1/7/2002

Vocal Arts Society, Washington, DC

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

Paul Groves, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

The great Scandinavian songwriters, including Grieg, Sibelius, Stenhammer, Nielsen, and Sinding, reveal in song their world of hidden loves, nighttime confessions and the poetry of nature. An air of austerity, freshness, and intense privacy lends these songs a rare beauty.

Song of the Midnight Sun 1/9/2002

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Same cast and program as 1/7/2002

At Harlem's Height 1/14/2002

Aaron Davis Hall, CUNY College of NY, NY

Same cast and program as 10/11/2001

At Harlem's Height 1/16/2002

The Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Same cast and program as 10/11/2001

P. G.'s Other Profession 2/28/2002

The Kaye Playhouse

Sylvia McNair, soprano

Christianne Tisdale, soprano

Hal Cazalet, tenor

David Costabile, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Scott Kuney, guitar, banjo, mandolin

Laurence Maslon, stage director

Same program at 12/1/2001

Our Pride and Joy 4/4/2002

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Cynthia Watters, soprano

Cyndia Seiden, soprano

Rinal Shaham, mezzo-soprano

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS celebrates fourteen seasons of commissions and premieres by reprising the best of its "firsts." Selections include songs from Musto's Dove Sta Amore, Liebermann's Appalachian Liebeslieder, Rorem's Evidence of Things Not Seen, and NYFOS's commissioned collections American Love Songs and American Songbook for a New Century, an historic collection of new works by America's finest living composers and writers.

Killer "B"s 5/1/2002

The Kaye Playhouse

Amy Burton, soprano

Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Lentz, tenor

John Hancock, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

To find a collection of America's best songwriters, look no further than "B" in the Grove Dictionary, where you find Barber, Beach, Berlin, Bernstein, Blitzstein, Bolcom, and Bowles. Their songs, full of the hopes, joys, and struggles of twentieth-century Americans from the working class to the patrician blue blood, remind us how much this country has to sing about.

Great American Songwriting Teams 5/4/2002

Friends of Music Concerts, Inc., Ossining, NY

Christianne Tisdale, soprano

Anna Bergman, soprano

John Hancock, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A concert of classic and rarely heard songs in honor of the great American composer and lyricist teams of the twentieth century: the Gershwin brothers; Bernstein, Comden and Green; Rodgers and Hart; Rodgers and Hammerstein; Lerner and Loewe; Bock and Harnick; Kander and Ebb; Leiber and Stoller, and others.

Lyrics by Shakespeare 10/9/2002

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Rufus Muller, tenor

Anton Belov, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Kathleen Chalfant, narrator

Works by Finzi, Quilter, Saint-Saens, Brahms, Kabalevsky, Virgil Thomason, Stephen Sondheim, and others with readings from Shakespeare's plays and verses

Dvorák and the American Soul 11/20/2002

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Dana Hanchard, soprano

Dagmar Peckova, mezzo-soprano

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Antonin Dvorák discovered America's voice in the Negro spirituals brought to him by Harry T. Burleigh, his African-American composition pupil at New York's National Conservatory of Music, where Dvorák taught from 1892-1895. Our program celebrates this inspiring creative exchange, its profound influence on Dvorák and his other pupils, and on the path of American music. The program includes works by Dvorák, Burleigh, Will Marion Cook, and others.

Sons and Brothers 2/6/2003

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jennifer Dudley, mezzo-soprano

William Ferguson, tenor

John Hancock, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A newly commissioned song cycle by Robert Beaser explores the familiar yet mysterious world of the men of the family with other vocal works on themes paternal, fraternal and filial, including Britten's Abraham and Isaac, Loewe's Erlkönig, and Ives's The Greatest Man.

Songs of Peace and War 3/12/2003

The Kaye Playhouse

Dana Hanchard, soprano

Sari Gruber, soprano

Christine Antenbring, mezzo-soprano

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Anton Belov, baritone

William Sharp, baritone

Joseph Kaiser, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Tanya Tomkins, cello

Cenovia Cummins, violin

Some Enchanted April in New York, A Vernon Duke & Richard Rodgers Celebration 4/12/2003

The Kaye Playhouse

Sylvia McNair, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Kaiser, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Laurence Maslon, stage director

The 2002-2003 season marks both the close of Richard Rodgers's much-celebrated hundredth birthday year, and the hundredth birthday of Rodgers's unjustly neglected contemporary Vernon Duke. NYFOS pairs rarely-heard works by two monarchs of American songwriting—a beloved kind, an elusive duke—to contrast their shining glories.

The Crystal Anniversary Concert 5/22/2003

The Kaye Playhouse

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Amy Burton, soprano

Karen Holvik, soprano

Rinat Shaham, soprano

Eric Cutler, tenor

Ross Hauck, tenor

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Ricardo Herrera, baritone

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

William Sharp, baritone

Ryan Taylor, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

William Bolcom, piano

Joan Morris, vocalist

NYFOS celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with a sparkling evening of song, featuring many of our favorite members of the NFYOS family of artists.

The New York Poets 10/15/2003

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Amy Burton, soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

An irreverent group of Harvard schoolmates, the New York School of poets and their friends shocked and delighted audiences of the 1950s-60s with their evullient sense of the absurd. Poems by Koch, Ashbery, O'Hara, Schuyler, Weinstein and others, set to music by Ned Rorem, William Bolcom, Virgil Thomson, Ricky Ian Gordon, Christopher Berg and others.

Evidence of Things Not Seen 10/24/2003

Miller Theater, Columbia University, NY

(presented with the Works & Process program of the Guggenheim Museum)

Lisa Saffer, soprano

Christine Antenbring, mezzo-soprano

Rufus Muller, tenor

Philip Cutlip, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 1/18/1998

Lost Tribes of Vaudeville 11/12/2003

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

LaChanze, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

Bruce Adler, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Greg Utzig, guitar, banjo, ukelele

Alan R. Kay, clarinet

Steven Blier, piano

Jewish and Black Vaudeville—two great entertainment cultures, their contributions to each others' worlds and to ours. Songs by Creamer and Layton, Shelton Brooks, Eubie Blake, Sholom Secunda and Irving Berlin, as popularized by Fannie Brice, Sophie Tucker, Ethel Waters, Bert Williams, Cab Calloway and others.

Homage to Barcelona 1/27/2004

Vocal Arts Society, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Hugh Russell, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Composers born or educated in Barcelona capture the heart of that enchanting city in song. Works by Mompou, Toldra, Granados, Vives and many others, in styles ranging from art song to zarzuela.

Homage to Barcelona 1/29/2004

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 1/27/2004

A Bel Canto Dynasty 3/4/2004

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

John Hancock, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Music of Pauline Viardot, great coloratura soprano of the late 19th century. The program includes songs written by her father Manuel Garcia; her sister, Maria Malibran; those she inspired, Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz; those who were in her artistic circle, Saint-Saens, Gounod, Fauré, Massenet, Rossini; and the Russian composers Rubinstein, Rimsky-Korsakov.

Men, Women,  and Food 4/8/2004

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Anna Christy, soprano

Karen Holvik, soprano

Elizabeth Shammash, mezzo-soprano

Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano

Kurt Ollmann, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Joseph Tompkins, percussion

Songs containing references to food by Irving Berlin, Martin Hennessy, Christopher Berg, Barber, Bernstein, Bolcom, Rodgers, Joni Mitchell, Heitor Villa-Lobos. The second half of the program was devoted to the Picnic Cantata by Paul Bowles.

A Multitude of Sins 5/19/2004

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Carolyn Betty, soprano

Angela Gilbert, soprano

Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano

Ross Hauck, tenor

Ryan Taylor, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Songs by Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Poulence, Berlioz, and American composers from Irving Berlin throught Tom Lehrer to Stephen Sondheim, all with a slightly risqué slant.

A Multitude of Sins 6/25/2004

SPCO Center, St. Paul, MN

Same cast and program as 5/19/2004

Spanish Love Songs 7/9/2004

Caramoor Festival, Katonah, NY

Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 11/24/1991

At Harlem's Height 9/24/2004

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Dana Hanchard, soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 10/11/2001

Kurt Weill's Berlin 10/14/2004

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Constance Hauman, soprano

Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano

Peter Kazaras, tenor

Mark Stewart, banjo, guitar, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 10/14/1999

At Harlem's Height 10/20, 10/21, 10/22/2004

Krannert Center, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Same cast and program as 10/11/2001

At Harlem's Height 10/24/2004

Caramoor Festival, Katonah, NY

Same cast and program as 10/11/2001

Latin Lovers 11/6/2004

University of Maryland Performing Arts Center, MD

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Jeffery Picon, tenor

Hugh Russell, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 11/30/1999

From the Grecian Isles 11/17/2004

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Amy Burton, soprano

Dimitri Pittas, tenor

John Hancock, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

John Musto, piano

Scenes and verses inspired by Greek mythology and poetry, ancient and modern. Featuring John Musto's song cycle Penelope with works by Schubert, Grieg, Ravel, Theodorakis and others.

Blok and Akhmatova: Poets Without Heroes 1/14/2005

Vocal Arts Society, Kennedy Center, Washignton, DC

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Nikolai Janitzky, baritone

Juliette Kang, violin

Thomas Kraines, cello

Steven Blier, piano

Kathleen Chalfant, narrator

An homage to two great 20th century Russian poets, Alexander Blok and Anna Akhmatova, their poet friends and followers. Shostakovich's seven songs on poems by Blok (op. 127); works by Slominsky, Sviridov, Prokofiev, and others.

Blok and Akhmatove: Poets Without Heroes 1/19/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 1/14/2005

At Harlem's Height  2/23/2005

Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, Allen Room, Rose Hall, NY

Same cast and program as 10/11/2001

At Harlem's Height 2/24/2005

University of DC, Washington, DC

Same cast and program as 10/11/2001

Fats and Fields 2/16/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Jason Graae, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

A centennial tribute to the song legacies of brilliant lyricist Dorothy Fields, and prodigious virtuoso singer/songwriter Fats Waller, tracing their wide-ranging, occasionally criss-crossing musical paths from the Cotton Club to Broadway, via Tin Pan Alley.

A Delicate Drama: Songs of the Opera Composers 3/23/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Caroline Betty, soprano

Ann Christy, soprano

Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Alexander Tall, baritone

Daniel Mobbs, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The composers of opera's grand stages show their gentler side in the salon. Rarely heard song works by Verdi, Puccini, Sullivan, Wagner, Meyerbeer, Gounod, and others.

The Last Time I Saw Paris 4/20/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Julie Bouliane, mezzo-soprano

Alexandra Montano, mezzo-soprano

Hugh Russell, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Modernism and resistance: the coming of age of French song, from the lost innocense of the jazz age and the ripe sensuality of pre-war Paris to the enduring lyrics of the liberation, forged in passionate activism. Works by Roussel, Poulenc, d'Ollone, Auric, Milhaud, Weill, and Trenet.

Lost Tribes of Vaudeville 5/11/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Anika Noni Rose, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

Bruce Adler, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Greg Utzig, guitar, banjo, ukelele

Alen R. Kay, clarinet

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 11/12/2003

Lost Tribes of Vaudeville 5/17/2005

Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Same cast and program as 5/11/2005

Latin Lovers 6/14/2005

SPCO Center, St. Paul, MN

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Hugh Russell, baritone

Aaron Barnel, percussion

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 11/30/1999

Dance Date with Cuba 7/15/2005

Caramoor Festival, Katonah, NY

Monique McDonald, soprano

Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Danny Villanueva, percussion

Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet

Thomas Kraines, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The concert, theatre, and dance songs of Cuba from rhythm masters Ernesto Lecuona, Gonzalo Roig, Alejandro Gracia Caturla and others.

Since the Seventies: A Generation of Song 10/16/2005

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano

Susan Narucki, soprano

Steven Tharp, tenor

Ian Greenlaw, baritone

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

An appreciation of the wit and lyricism of our finest songwriters in the last quarter of the 20th century. These "most singable" works come from composers including William Bolcom, John Musto, Adam Guettel, John Corigliano, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lee Hoiby, Richard Thomas and more.

Since the Seventies: A Grneration of Song  10/19/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 10/16/2005

Teatros Españoles 11/15 and 11/16/2005

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Adriana Zabala, mezzo-soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Ricardo Herrera, baritone

Marcos Granados, flute

Steven Blier, piano

A fiesta for lovers of zarzuela, the music theater from Spain and Latin America, with works by Pablo Luna, Pablo Sorozabal, Ernesto Lecuona, Carlos Lopez-Buchardo, Ruperto Chapi, and others.

Fats and Fields 1/31/2006

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program of 11/15/2005

All Together Now 2/14 and 2/16/2006

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Jane Archibald, soprano

Leena Chopra, soprano

Alexandra Montano, mezzo-soprano

Christianne Rushton, mezzo-soprano

William Ferguson, tenor

Javier Abreu, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Evan Rogister, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Ensemble works from Monteverdi and Schubert to the Beach Boys and the Bobs, including a cappella and accompanied pieces.

The Banquet Years  3/8/2006

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano

Hugh Russell, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Celebration of the chaotic brilliance of France's avant-garde at the close of the Belle Epoque and the eve of the Great War. Works by Satie, Chabrier, Ravel, Yvette Guilbert and others.

The Banquet Years 3/12/2006

Vocal Arts Society, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Same cast and program as 3/8/2006

Godmothers of Song 4/11/2006

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Carolyn Betty, soprano

Charlotte Hellekant, mezzo-soprano

William Sharp, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Works commissioned by Princesse de Polignac, Isabella Steward Gardner, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, Alice Esty and other women whose patronage of song composers enriched the song repertoire. Works by Fauré, Poulenc, Thomson, Bowles, Rorem and others, as well as a new work by Paul Moravec commissioned by NYFOS specifically for the program.

Hands Across the Sea 5/16 and 5/17/2006

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Lisa Vroman, soprano

Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano

Hal Cazalet, tenor

Jason Graae, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Follow the transatlantic drift in the 1920s and 30s musicals when London and New York carried on an exchange program of talent and audience appeal: Kern, the Gershwins, Rodgers, Porter and others mounted musicals in London, while Coward, Novello and tohers had their vogue in New York.

English Gardens, Earthly Delights 10/11 and 10/12/2006

Lisa Vroman, soprano

Hall Cazalet, tenor

Andrew Garland, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS wanders the primrose path of the English garden and roves its countryside in the company of British composers—from Vaughan Williams and Elgar to Britten and Coward—who found inspiration in nature (including human nature) and the special beauty of their native land over the last century and longer.

Brava Italia! 11/11/2006

Vocal Arts Society at the Terrace Theater, Washington, DC

Carolyn Betty, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Jeremy Little, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

Twentieth century Italian song, from the late Romantic era to the beginnings of Neo-Realism. The music of Puccini, Mascagni, Respighi, Pizzetti and Castelnuovo-Tedesco will be complemented by that of Italian-American composers Harry Warren, Menotti, Argento, Musto and others.

Brava Italia! 11/15 and 11/16/2006

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Same cast and program as 11/11/2006

Songs of Peace and War 1/17/2007

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Charlotte Dobbs, soprano

Ariana Wyatt, soprano

Faith Sherman, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Alex Mansoori, tenor

Paul La Rosa, baritone

Sidney Outlaw, baritone

Marc Webster, bass

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The second yearly collaborative concert between New York Festival of Song and The Juilliard School.

Dvořák and the American Soul 2/7 and 2/8/2007

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Jonita Lattimore, soprano

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 11/20/2002

Since the Seventies  2/18/2007

San Francisco Opera Center, Schwabacher Series

Rhoslyn Jones, soprano

Katharine Tier, mezzo-soprano

Noah Steward, tenor

Jeremy Galyon, bass-baritone

Matthew Piatt, piano

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

Same program as 10/16/2005

Island Journeys 3/14 and 3/15/2007

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Leena Chopra, soprano

Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Matthew Worth, baritone

Edward Arron, cello

Marco Granados, flute

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs from and about the world's most mysterious and beautiful islands, from Ireland to the West Indies, and from Madagascar to Manhattan, with detours to the islands of the imagination. Works by Maurice Ravel, Thomas Moore, Benjamin Britten, Kurt Weill, Vernon Duke, Richard Rodgers and more.

Amores Nuevos 4/11 and 4/12/2007

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano

Jennifer Aylmer, soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Ricardo Herrera, baritone

James Baker, percussion

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

NYFOS renews its two-decade-long love affair with Latin music in this new program of songs from Spain and Latin America. Sephardic melodies set by Alberto Hemsi, Brazilian art songs by Mozart Camaro Guarnieri and Oscar Fernández, Mexican songs by Maria Grever, zarzuela arias by Chapi and Chueca, Chuba songs by Gisela Hernández and Tanya León, as well as vocal music by Granados, Turina, Halffter and many others—all receiving their first NYFOS performances.

Amores Nuevos 4/15/2007

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Same cast and program as 4/11/2007

We Open in Paris 5/9 and 5/10/2007

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sari Gruber, soprano

Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano

Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Hugh Russell, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Paris is the ever-beckoning backdrop for four musical theater works in vest-pocket NYFOS productions, including Jacques Offenbach's La Vie Parisienne and Cole Porter's Fifty Million Frenchmen.

No Song Is Safe from Us 10/16 and 10/18/2007

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Renee Tatum, mezzo-soprano

Javier Abreu, tenor

Paul Appleby, tenor

Alex Mansoori, tenor

Paul La Rosa, baritone

David McFerrin, baritone

William Sharp, baritone

Marc Webster, bass

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Leslie Tomkins, viola

NYFOS presents four favorite specialties of NYFOS's Artistic Directors Steven Blier and Michael Barrett: 1) songs by contemporary American composers; 2) popular and musical theater songs from across the world; 3) art song, charged with literary power of the great poets of Europe; and 4) Latin song, from the Iberian peninsula to Cuba, Mexico and South America.

Love at the Crossroads 11/13 and 11/15/2007

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sari Gruber, soprano

Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano

Hal Cazalet, tenor

Matthew Worth, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Foud characters in search of a happy ending; in duets, trios and quartets, four performers enact a series of linked romantic scenarios ,set in contrasting languages and eras, in works ranging from Brahms to Sondheim, leading each re-combining pair of lovers to a different emotional conclusion.

A Modern Person's Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up 1/16/2008

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Jennifer Zetlan, soprano

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Renee Tatum, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Alex Mansoori, tenor

Paul La Rosa, baritone

David McFerrin, baritone

Tae-Hee Im, violin

Heidi Schaul-Yoder, viola

Min-Jeong Kany, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The Juilliard School's Vocal Arts Division's third annual installment of NYFOS@Juilliard. This collaboration between NYFOS and The Juilliard School celebrates the creative energy and superlative vocal talent of tomorrow's brightest stars, building on NFYOS's distinctive programming and performing style.

Harry, Hoagy, and Harold 2/5 and 2/7/2008

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Jonita Lattimore, soprano

Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano

James Martin, baritone

Greg Utzig, banjo and guitar

Vince Giordano, bass

Steven Blier, piano

A reprise of the program of 10/12/2000

Bastianello and Lucrezia 3/11 and 3/13/2008

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Lisa Vroman, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Patrick Mason, baritone

Matt Boehler, bass

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Two newly-commissioned music theater works in a comic vein by composers John Musto (Bastianello) and William Bolcom (Lucrezia) with book and lyrics by Mark Campbell; both works are scored for five singers and two pianos. Bastianello, based on an Italian folktake and set in 18th century rural Italy, is a family fable of love and folly; Lucrezia, a "riff" on Machiavelli's La Mandragola, is a wickedly funny seduction satire, rewritten from the viewpoint of the story's wise and captivating heroine.

Obsession à la Russe 4/15 and 4/17/2008

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Anton Belov, baritone

Stevne Blier, piano

From as early as the 18th century, when French became the court language of the Russian aristocracy, to the conquest of Paris by Les Ballet Russes, Russia looked to France as the height of refinement and France sought in all things Russian as exotic charm and vigor Western Europe seemed to lack. Artistic influences ran rampant in both directions, shaping the musical language of composers of both cultures.

Bastianello and Lucrezia 9/5/2008

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Lisa Vroman, soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Patrick Mason, baritone

Matt Boehler, bass

Michael Barrett, piano

David Shimoni, piano

Same program as 3/13/2008

A Bernstein / Bolcom Celebration 9/23 and 9/25/2008

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Sari Gruber, soprano

Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Renee Tatum, mezzo-soprano

Alex  Mansoori, tenor

William Sharp, baritone

Marc Webster, bass

William Bolcom, piano

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A tribute to two of New York Festival of Song's guiding lights, Leonard Bernstein and William Bolcom, quintessential American composers and great spirits who have long provided wisdom, guidance, and music to NYFOS. Songs from Bernstein's Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Songfest, Wonderful Town, Arias and Barcarolles; Bolcom's Cabaret Songs, I Will Breathe a Mountain, Briefly It Enters, McTeague.

The Last Time I Saw Paris 10/26/2008

Chester Meeting House, Chester, CT

Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

Modernism and resistance: the coming of age of French song, from the lost innocence of the jazz age and the ripe sensuality of pre-war Paris to the enduring lyrics of the liberation, forged in passionate activism. Works by Roussel, Poulenc, d'Ollone, Auric, Milhaud, Weill, and Trenet.

The Last Time I Saw Paris 11/9/2008

West Parish Church, Andover, MA

Same cast and program as 10/26/2008

Fugitives 11/14/2008

Vocal Arts Society, Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Kate Lindsay, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

An evening of songs from the concert stage, the movies, Broadway, and Berlin's cabarets that trace the varid fates of the gifted composers who fled destruction during Hitler's rise to power—some to begin new lives and brilliant careers abroad, others to meet with darker ends. Music by Kurt Weill, Franz Schreker, Alexander Zemlinsky, Kurt Tucholsky, Erich Korngold, Hanns Eisler, Friedrich, Hollaender, and many others.

Fugitives 11/18 and 11/20/2008

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 11/14/2008

Latin Lovers 1/14/2009

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Jennifer Zetlan, soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Isabel Vera, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Christopher Tiesi, tenor

Carlton Ford, baritone

Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone

Eric Roberts, percussion

Rupert Boyd, guitar

Steven Blyer, piano

Jeanne Slater, choreographer

A Collection of songs and zarzuela from Spain and Latin America; passion, melody, and rhythem of De Falla, Albéniz, Guastavino, Lecuona, and others.

Voices of the Jewish Diaspora 2/10 and 2/12/2009

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano

Steven Goldstein, tenor

Laura Goldberg, violin

Lisa Tipton, violin

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Dorothy Lawson, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs in many languages celebrate the culturally diverse Jewish communities that fourished as the tribes of Israel spread out across the globe. Sephardic melodies arranged by Alberto Hemsi and Roberto Sierra; Second Avenue specialties by Irving Berlin and Joseph Rumshinsky; art songs by Ravel, Mahler, and Ruinstein; plus music by Gershwin, Harold Rome, and Berstein.

Voices of the Jewish Diaspora 2/15/2009

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Same cast and program as 2/10/2009

Songs of the Irish Poets 3/14/2009

Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars, Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Joelle Harvey, soprano

Lisa Forrester, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Deavid McFerrin, baritone

Jessica Lee, violin

Karen Ouzounian, cello

Christopher Layer, uilleann pipes, flute and whistle

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The lyricism of the Emerald Isle's greatest writers, including Thomas Moore, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Paul Muldoon, as set to music by Beethoven, Britten, Balfe, Barber and others.

Songs of the Irish Poets 3/17/2009

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 3/14/2009

Carried Away...with the Lyrics of Comden and Green Spring Gala 4/15/2009

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Tyne Daly, mezzo-soprano

Amanda Green, mezzo-soprano

Alex Mansoori, tenor

Darius de Haas, tenor

Walter Bobbie, tenor

Brooks Ashmanskas, baritone

David Krohn, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

The Welcome Shore 5/19 and 5/21/2009

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Philp Cutlip, baritone

Rupert Boyd, guitar

Steven Blier, piano

A hymn to rivers and oceans stirs the heart and the imagination as the summer season draws near. Music by Elgar (the magnificent Sea Pictures), Fauré, Guastavino, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Noël Coward, Pauline Viardot, and many others.

Where We Come From 10/13/2009

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Amy Burton, soprano

Sari Gruber, soprano

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Benjamin Sosland, tenor

Carlton Ford, baritone

William Sharp, baritone

Matt Boehler, bass

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Songs of home, offered by members of the newly created NYFOS Artist Counsel, saluting their birthplaces and their musical roots.

Great American Songwriting Teams 11/13/2009

Vocal Arts DC, Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Sylvia McNair, vocals

Liza Forrester, vocals

Jason Graae, vocals

Steven Blier, piano

An evening of famous and rarely-heard songs honoring the genius of America's classica songwriting collaborators: George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Dietz & Schwartz, Bock & Harnick, Kander & Ebb, Lieber & Stoller, Bolcom & Weinstein.

Great American Songwriting Teams 11/17 and 11/19/2009

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Sylvia McNair, vocals

Mary Testa, vocals

Jason Graae, vocals

Steven Blier, piano

An evening of famous and rarely-heard songs honoring the genius of America's classica songwriting collaborators: George & Ira Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, Dietz & Schwartz, Bock & Harnick, Kander & Ebb, Lieber & Stoller, Bolcom & Weinstein.

Killer "B"s: American Song from Amy Beach to the Beach Boys 1/13/2010

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Catherine Hancock, soprano

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Carla Jablonski, mezzo-soprano

Naomi O'Connell, mezzo-soprano

Carlton Ford, baritone

Timothy McDevitt, baritone

Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

The Voluptous Muse 2/16 and 2/18/2010

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Lush harmonies and exotick themes are showcased in the songs of late-Romantic masters Erich Korngold, Karol Szymanowski, Nikolai Medtner, Richard Strauss and more.

The Sweetest Path 3/13/2010

Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars, Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Charlotte Dobbs, soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Matthew Peña, tenor

John Brancy, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

A celebration of the first great flowering of French art song in a program of works by Gounod, Fauré, Bizet, Chabrier, and others.

The Sweetest Path 3/16/2010

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 3/13/2010

Let Yourself Go! A gala evening of Irving Berlin 4/12/2010

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Kate Baldwin, soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Terri White, mezzo-soprano

Howard McGillin, tenor

John Brancy, baritone

Johathan Estabrooks, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The Newest Deal 5/4 and 5/6/2010

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Anne-Carolyn Bird, soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Andrew Garland, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

An all-new NYFOS program of 21st-century American works, including the premiere of Beautiful Ohio by Howard Meltzer, as well as Gabriel Kahane's Craigslistlieder and songs by Lisa Bielawa, Tom Cipullo, Gabriela Frank, Ray Lustig, and Phil Kline.

Killer "B"s 8/13/2010

Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera

Beginner's Luck 10/19 and 10/21/2010

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

Beginner's Luck 10/24/2010

Vocal Arts DC, Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Same cast and program as 10/19/2010

NYFOS Next: Gabriel Kahane & Friends (series premiere) 11/16/2010

Gilman Performance Space at Baryshnikov Arts Center; presented in the Movado Hour series

Gabriel Kahane, pianist, vocalist and host

Lacey Jo Benter, mezzo-soprano

David Deporis, singer/songwriter

Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Next offers a forum for the next generation of song composers and interpreters to share their work, and gives audiences an intimate look inside the creative process, as freshly-minted songs are presented—some for the first time—in the warm atmosphere of an informal performance. With an emphasis on spontaneity, novelty, and collaboration between performers and composers, the newly-created series NYFOS Next pioneers an experimental venue for song, paralleling (on a new track) New York Festival of Song's long-celebrated concert series.

Manning the Canon 11/15 and 11/17/2010

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Scott Murphree, tenor

Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Matthew Worth, baritone

Matt Boehler, bass

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

Road Trip: A Musical Travelogue of the United States – 1/12/2011

NYFOS@Juilliard; Alice Tully Hall, Linoln Center

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Lacey Benter, mezzo-soprano

Naomi O'Connell, mezzo-soprano

Daniel Curran, tenor

Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone

Willie Liverman, baritone

Timothy McDevitt, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Jeanne Slater, choreographer

Night & Day / USA 2/12/2011

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Sari Gruber, soprano

Liza Forrester, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Shadday, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Night & Day / USA  2/15 and 2/17/2011

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Sari Gruber, soprano

Liza Forrester, mezzo-soprano

Christopher Tiesi, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Same program as 2/12/2011

Spanish Gold 3/13/2011

Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars, Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Corinne Winters, soprano

Wallace Giunta, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Owens, tenor

Carlton Ford, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

Spanish Gold 3/15 and 3/17/2011

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 3/13/2011

Amores Nuevos 3/27/2011

Schwabacher Recitals, San Francisco Opera Center, San Francisco, CA

A Fine Romance: A gala evening celebrating the songs of Jerome Kern 4/4/2011

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Kelli O'Hara, soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Steven Blier, piano

Jonathan Estabrooks, Timothy McDevitt, Matthew Peña and Lauren Worsham, additional vocals

NYFOS Next: Phil Kline & Friends 5/3/2011

Gilman Performance Space at Baryshnikov Arts Center; presented in the Movado Hour series

Phil Kline, host

Katherine Dain, soprano

Lauren Worsham, soprano

Carla Jablonski, mezzo-soprano

Michael Barrett, piano

Kathleen Supové, piano

Todd Reynolds, violin

Ashley Bathgate, cello

A snapshot of New York's "downtown" experimentalist scene.

In the Memory Palace 10/22/2011

Vocal Arts DC; George Washington University, Washington, DC

Michelle Areyzaga, soprano

Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Andrew Garland, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

In the Memory Palace 10/25 and 10/27/2011

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 10/22/2011

NYFOS Next: Joseph Thalken & Friends 11/8/2011

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Joseph Thalken, pianist and host

Marcy Richardson, soprano

Lauren Worsham, soprano

Rita Gardner, soprano

Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Jonathan Estabrooks, baritone

Sam Davis, piano

Peter Foley, piano

New musical theater works by Joseph Thalken, Sam Davis and Peter Foley.

Manning the Canon 11/15/2011

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Scott Murphree, tenor

Jesse Blumberg. baritone

Timothy McDevitt, baritone

Matt Boehler, bass

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

Same program as 11/15/2010

Manning the Canon 11/17/2011

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same program and cast as 112/15/2011

A Goyishe Christmas to You! 11/29 and 12/1/2011

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Lauren Worsham, soprano

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Judy Kaye, mezzo-soprano

Joshua Breitzer, tenor

John Brancy, baritone

Joshua Jeremiah, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Alan R. Kay, clarinet

Yuletide songs by Jewish composers

Invitation to the Dance 1//18/2012

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Simone Easthope, soprano

Karen Vuong, soprano

Elizabeth Sutphen, mezzo-soprano

Rachael Wilson, mezzo-soprano

Kyle Bielfield, tenor

Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Nathan Haller, tenor

Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone

Leo Radosavljevic, bass-baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

Andrew Stenvall, percussion

Jeanne Slater, choreographer

Songs about dancing and songs with dancing

A Modern Person's Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up 2/12/2012

Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Anne-Carolyn Bird, soprano

Liza Forrester, mezzo-soprano

Alex Mansoori, tenor

Andrew Garland, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

with Gennard Lombardozzi, tenor and Adrian Rosas, bass-baritone

A Modern Person's Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up 2/14 and 2/16/2012

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 2/12/2012

New York to Paris, Paris to Paradise 3/11/2012

Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars, Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Kristin Hoff, mezzo-soprano

Ryan Brenton, tenor

Eugene Chan, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano and arranger

New York to Paris, Paris to Paradise 3/13/2012

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Same cast and program as 3/11/2012

Over the Rainbow: A gala evening of Harold Arlen 4/2/2012

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Laquita Mitchell, soprano

Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano

Mary Testa, vocalist

Darius de Haas, tenor

Jason Danieley, baritone

Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Next: Russell Platt & Friends 4/24/2012

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Russell Platt, host

Sarah Wolfson, soprano

Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano

Kyle Bielfield, tenor

Mischa Bouvier, baritone

Carla Kihlstedt, vocalist/violinist

Matthais Bossi, percussionist

Thomas Sauer, pianist

Michael Barrett, pianist

Dvořák and the American Soul 10/14/2012

Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Julia Bullock, soprano

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

James Martin, baritone

Michael Barrett, piano

Mr. Gershwin Goes to Washington 10/20/2012

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Marc Kudisch as John P. Wintergreen

Anne-Carolyn Bird as Mary Turner

Lauren Worsham as Diana Devereaux

David Garrison as Horace J. Fletcher/Alexander P. Throttlebottom/Chief Justice of the Supreme Court/Comrade  Kruger/Governor John P. Tweedledee/Representative of France

Leonard Lopate, host and announcer

Steven Blier, piano

Joseph Thalken, piano

Laurence Maslon, stage director

Mr. Gershwin Goes to Washington 10/22/2012

Vocal Arts Society, Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Marc Kudisch as John P. Wintergreen

Anne-Carolyn Bird as Mary Turner

Lauren Worsham as Diana Devereaux

David Garrison as Horace J. Fletcher/Alexander P. Throttlebottom/Chief Justice of the Supreme Court/Comrade  Kruger/Governor John P. Tweedledee/Representative of France

Carl Kasell, host and announcer

Steven Blier, piano

Joseph Thalken, piano

Laurence Maslon, stage director

NYFOS Next: Carla Kihlstedt & Friends 11/13/2012

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Carla Kihlstedt, host, violin/vocals

Eden MacAdam-Somer, violin/vocals

Anne-Carolyn Bird, soprano

Susan Botti, soprano

Charlotte Dobbs, soprano

Camila Parias, soprano

Nicholas Canellakis, cello

Matthais Bossi, piano and percussion

Michael Barrett, piano

Kristina Bachrach, Augusta Caso, Martha Cluver, Kimberly Hawkey, Charlotte Mundy and Caroline Shaw, additional vocals.  The Program >

Women 12/4/2012

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Corinne Winters, soprano

Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Garland, baritone

Jay Campbell, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

Steven Blier, piano

The lives of women, sung in their own words and seen through the eyes of men. Featuring world premieres by Mark Adamo, Mohammed Fairouz, and Carla Kihlstedt.

A Night at the Operetta 1/17/2013

Alice Tully Hall

Simone Easthope, soprano

Raquel González, soprano

Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano

Rachael Wilson, mezzo-soprano

Kyle Bielfield, tenor

Nathan Haller, tenor

Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Philip Stoddard, baritone

Davone Tines, bass-baritone

Steven Blier, piano

Michael Barrett, pinao

Andrew Stenvall, percussion

Jeanne Slater, choreographer

Mary Birnbaum, stage director

NYFOS continues its annual collaboration with The Juilliard School’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, this year touring the world of operetta—witty, charming music from England, France, Spain, Austria, and America by composers ranging from Emmerich Kálmán and Federico Moreno Torroba to Arthur Sullivan and Stephen Sondheim.

Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet – 2/19/2013

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano

Phillipe Pierce, tenor

Bill Schimmel, accordian

Greg Utzig, guitar

Steven Blier, piano

This program celebrates two of the 20th century's greatest balladeers, the passionate social critic Jacques Brel and the endlessly imaginative Charles Trenet. Featuring both hidden gems and signature pieces, inclduing Brel's "Ne me quitte pas" and Trenet's "La mer."

Jacques Brel and Charles Trenet – 2/21/2013

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Marie Lenormand, mezzo-soprano

Phillipe Pierce, tenor

Bill Schimmel, accordian

Greg Utzig, guitar

Steven Blier, piano

This program celebrates two of the 20th century's greatest balladeers, the passionate social critic Jacques Brel and the endlessly imaginative Charles Trenet. Featuring both hidden gems and signature pieces, inclduing Brel's "Ne me quitte pas" and Trenet's "La mer."

NYFOS Next: Kevin Puts & Friends  - 2/5/2013

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Stacey Tappan, soprano

Krysta River, mezzo-soprano

Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Charles Yang, violin

Michael Barrett, Ricky Ian Gordon and Kevin Puts, piano

Song of the Midnight Sun - 3/10/2013

The Caramoor Center, Katonah, NY

Julia Bullock, soprano

Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano

Theo Lebow, tenor

Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone

Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, piano

Great Scandinavian songwriters, including Greig, Sibelius, Stenhammar, Nielsen, and Rautavaara, reveal a world of hidden loves, night confessions, and natural beauty. Concluding NYFOS's fifth annual professional training residency, this concert showcases Caramoor's Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars.

Song of the Midnight Sun - 3/12/2013

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center

Julia Bullock, soprano

Sarah Larsen, mezzo-soprano

Theo Lebow, tenor

Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone

Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, piano

Great Scandinavian songwriters, including Greig, Sibelius, Stenhammar, Nielsen, and Rautavaara, reveal a world of hidden loves, night confessions, and natural beauty. Concluding NYFOS's fifth annual professional training residency, this concert showcases Caramoor's Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars.

NYFOS Next: Mohammed Fairouz & Friends - 4/30/2013

DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Kristina Bachrach and Fang Tao Jiang, sopranos

Samuel Levine, tenor

Adrian Rosas, baritone

Catalyst Quartet: Karla Donehew-Perez, violin; Jessie Montgomery, violin;
Christopher Jenkins, viola; Karlos Rodriguez, cello
Emily Daggett Smith, violin; Matthew Zalkind, cello; Narek Arutynian, clarinet
Michael Barrett and Michael Brown, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

NYFOS @ North Fork: Off to the Island - 8/25/2013

Poquatuck Hall, Orient, NY

Alexandra Batsios and Meredith Lustig, sopranos

David Margulis, tenor

Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS After Hours: Autumn in New York - 9/23/2013

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Corinne Winters and Lauren Worsham, sopranos

Kyle Bielfield and Ben Bliss, tenors

John Brancy and Tobias Greenhalgh, baritones

Steven Blier, pianist, arranger, and host

Ned Is Ninety - 11/1/2013

The Granoff Center Martinos Auditorium at Brown University, Providence, RI

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Garland, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Ned Is Ninety - 11/3/2013

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Garland, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Ned Is Ninety - 11/5/2013

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Andrew Garland, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Cubans in Paris, Cubans at Home - 12/3/2013

Reston Cummunity Center, Reston, VA

Corinne Winters, soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Ricardo Herrera, baritone

Danny Villanueva, percussion

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Cubans in Paris, Cubans at Home - 12/5/2013

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Corinne Winters, soprano

Jeffrey Picon, tenor

Ricardo Herrera, baritone

Leonardo Granados , percussion

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  A Goyishe Christmas To You! - 12/16/2013

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

NYFOS @ Juilliard:  The Land Where the Good Songs Go: Lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse - 1/15/2014

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Mary Feminar and Raquel González, sopranos

Hannah McDermott, mezzo-soprano

James Edgar Knight and Alex McKissick, tenors

Joseph Eletto and Benjamin Lund, baritones

Greg Utzig, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Next:  Mark Adamo & Friends - 1/28/2014

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Olivia Betzen, soprano

Natalie Douglas, vocalist

Joseph Eletto, Joshua Jeremiah and Alexander Sage Oyen, baritones

Momenta Quartet: Emilie-Anne Gedron, violin; Adda Kridler, violin;
Stephanie Griffin, viola; Michael Haas, violincello

Michael Barrett, Michele Brourman, John Bucchino and Leann Osterkamp, piano

Warsaw Serenade - 2/16/2014

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Warsaw Serenade - 2/18/2014

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Joseph Kaiser, tenor

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Next: An Evening with John Musto & Friends - 3/4/2014

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Amy Burton, soprano

Vale Rideout, tenor

William Burton, baritone

John Musto, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

Ports of Call: an Itinerary of Song - 3/16/2014

Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Festival of the Arts, Katonah, NY

Caramoor 2014 Vocal Rising Stars:  Olivia Betzen, soprano; Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano

Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Leann Osterkamp, piano

with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

Ports of Call: an Itinerary of Song - 3/18/2014 and 3/19/2014

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Caramoor 2014 Vocal Rising Stars:  Olivia Betzen, soprano; Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano

Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Leann Osterkamp, piano

with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Next:  Harold Meltzer - 4/1/2014

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Justine Aronson and Elizabeth Farnum, sopranos

Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano

Barry Crawford and Jessica Schmitz, flute

Alan R. Kay and Jo-Ann Sternberg, clarinet

William Anderson, mandolin

Oren Fader, guitar

Michael Barrett and Thomas Sauer, piano

Spring Gala: Remembering Lenny - 4/28/2014

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Alexander, Jamie, and Nina Bernstein; Barbara Cook; Tobias Greenhalgh; Theo Hoffman; Marilyn Horne; Judy Kaye; Timothy McDevitt; Miles Mykkanen; Jessye Norman; Kurt Ollmann; Adrian Rosas; Annie Rosen; Stephen Sondheim; and Lauren Worsham with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  Ports of Call: An Itinerary of Song - 4/7/2014

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Caramoor 2014 Vocal Rising Stars:  Olivia Betzen, soprano; Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano

Miles Mykkanen, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone

with Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  The Land Where Good Songs Go - 5/5/2014

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Mary Feminar, soprano

Avery Amereau and Hannah McDermott, mezzo-sopranos

James Edgar Knight and Alex McKissick, tenors

Joseph Eletto and Benjamin Lund, baritones

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:  NYFOS@North Fork:  Craigslistlieder and Other Love Songs - 8/23/14

Christ Episcopal Church, Bellport, NY

Chelsea Morris, soprano

Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano

William Goforth, tenor

Theo Hoffman, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:  NYFOS@North Fork:  Craigslistlieder and Other Love Songs - 8/24/14

Poquatuck Hall, Orient, NY

Chelsea Morris, soprano

Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano

William Goforth, tenor

Theo Hoffman, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  Crystal Anniversary Cabaret for HENRY's - 10/20/2014

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Julia Bullock and Meredith Lustig, soprano

Benjamin Bliss, Theo Lebow, and Miles Mykkanen, tenors

Jonathan Estabrooks and Theo Hoffman, baritones

Steven Blier, piano

Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna - 11/9/2014

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Janai Brugger, soprano

John Brancy, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna - 11/11/2014

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Janai Brugger, soprano

John Brancy, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  CD Release Party for Canción amorosa with Corinne Winters - 11/17/2014

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Corinne Winters, soprano

Steven Blier, piano

Harlem Renaissance - 12/5/2014

Reston Cummunity Center, Reston, VA

Julia Bullock, soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

James Martin , baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Harlem Renaissance - 12/9/2014

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Julia Bullock, soprano

Darius de Haas, tenor

James Martin, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  A Goyishe Christmas To You! - 12/15/2014

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

NYFOS @ Juilliard:  Great American Songwriting Teams - 1/14/2015

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School

Tiffany Townsend , soprano

Kelsey Lauritano and Hannah McDermott, mezzo-sopranos

James Edgar Knight and Alex McKissick, tenors

Aaron Mor and Theo Hoffman , baritones

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Next:  Opening Night - 2/3/2015

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Ilana Davidson and Meredith Lustig, sopranos

Luca Padovan, boy soprano

Jonathan Estabrooks and Theo Hoffman, baritones

Michael Barrett, Steven Blier, John Musto and Leann Osterkamp, piano

NYFOS Next:  Paul Moravec - 2/10/2015

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Meredith Lustig, Dominique McCormick, and Amy Owens, sopranos

Jonathan Estabrooks and Shea Owens, baritones

Charles Yang, violin

Jay Campbell, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Next:  Bright Sheng - 2/17/2015

OPERA America's National Opera Center, New York, NY

Amy Owens, soprano

Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano

Mingjei Lei, tenor

Shea Owens, baritone

Michael Barrett, Leann Osterkamp, and Bright Sheng, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

Bel Canto / Can Belto - 3/15/2015

Music Room, Rosen House, Caramoor Festival of the Arts, Katonah, NY

Caramoor's 2015 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars: Chelsea Morris, soprano; Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano

Alec Carlson, tenor; Shea Owens, baritone; Christopher Reynolds, piano

with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Bel Canto / Can Belto - 3/17/2015

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Caramoor's 2015 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars: Chelsea Morris, soprano; Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano

Alec Carlson, tenor; Shea Owens, baritone; Christopher Reynolds, piano

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Spring Gala: Cream of the Crop! - 3/30/2015

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Julia Bullock, soprano
Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby and Theo Lebow, tenors

John Brancy, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry - 4/28/2015

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Corinne Winters, soprano

Theo Lebow, tenor

Alexey Lavrov, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry - 4/30/2015

Vocal Arts DC, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Corinne Winters, soprano

Theo Lebow, tenor

Alexey Lavrov, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:  Great American Songwriting Teams - 5/4/2015

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Tiffany Townsend, soprano

Amanda Bottoms and Hannah McDermott, mezzo-sopranos

James Edgar Knight and Alex McKissick, tenors

Aaron Mor and Theo Hoffman , baritones

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artist:

NYFOS@North Fork:  Latin Lovers - 8/22/15

Christ Episcopal Church, Bellport, NY

Anna Dugan, soprano

Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano

Alexander McKissick, tenor

Dimitri Katotakis, baritone

Joshua Vonderheide, percussion

Steven Blier, pianist/arranger

NYFOS Emerging Artist:

NYFOS@North Fork:  Latin Lovers - 8/23/15

Poquatuck Hall, Orient, NY

Anna Dugan, soprano

Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano

Alexander McKissick, tenor

Dimitri Katotakis, baritone

Joshua Vonderheide, percussion

Steven Blier, pianist/arranger

NYFOS After Hours:

Fall Colors - 10/12/15

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Mikaela Bennett, soprano

Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano

Gerard Schneider, tenor

Theo Hoffman, baritone

Joshua Vonderheide, percussion

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Tour:

From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends - 11/8/2015

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Shea Owens, baritone

Dalit Warshaw, theremin

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

From Russia to Riverside Drive: Rachmaninoff and Friends - 11/10/2015

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Dina Kuznetsova, soprano

Shea Owens, baritone

Dalit Warshaw, theremin

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Schubert/Beatles - 12/8/2015

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Sari Gruber, soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Andrew Garland, baritone

Theo Hoffman, baritone

Charles Yang, violin

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:

A Goyishe Christmas to You! - 12/14/15

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Lauren Worsham, soprano

Alex Mansoori and Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Theo Hoffman, baritone

Joshua Breitzer, cantor

Alan Kay, clarinet

Steven Blier, pianist/arranger

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

NYFOS@Juilliard: Harry, Hoagy, and Harold - 1/13/16

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School, NY

Mikaela Bennett, soprano
Christine Taylor Price, soprano
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano
Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Levine, tenor
Gerard Schneider, tenor
Dimitri Katotakis, baritone
Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists and Tour:

NYFOS@Juilliard: Harry, Hoagy, and Harold - 1/17/16

Five Boroughs Music Festival, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY

Mikaela Bennett, soprano
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano
Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Levine, tenor
Gerard Schneider, tenor
Dimitri Katotakis, baritone
Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, piano

NYFOS Next:

David T. Little & Friends - 2/4/2016

OPERA America's National Opera Center

Justine Aronson, Gelsey Bell, Kate Soper, and Brett Umlauf, sopranos

Eve Gigliotti, mezzo-soprano

Ted Hearne and Matthew Worth, baritones

Ayano Ninomiya and Danbi Um, violin

Leslie Tomkins, viola

Alice Yoo, cello

Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Next:

An Evening with Manhattan School of Music - 2/11/2016

OPERA America's National Opera Center

Justine Aronson, Susan Botti, and Amy Owens, sopranos

Matthew Worth, baritone

Ayano Nimomiya and Airi Yoshioka, violins

Ann Hung, clarinet

Michael Barrett and Leann Osterkamp, piano

NYFOS Next:

Lowell Liebermann & Friends - 2/18/2016

OPERA America's National Opera Center

Justine Aronson, soprano

Matthew Worth, baritone

Bart Feller, flute

William Hobbs, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artist and Tour:

Ports of Call:  A musical travelogue - 2/28/2016

Schwabacher Debut Recital
Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, San Fransisco, CA

Amina Edris, soprano

Edward Nelson, baritone

Brad Walker, bass-baritone

Steven Blier, pianists and host

NYFOS Emerging Artist and Tour:

At Home - 3/13/16

Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Liv Redpath, soprano

Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano

Galeano Salas, tenor

Justin Austen, baritone

Steven Blier and William Kelley, pianists

NYFOS Mainstage:

At Home - 3/15/16

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Liv Redpath, soprano

Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano

Galeano Salas, tenor

Justin Austen, baritone

Steven Blier and William Kelley, pianists

NYFOS Spring Gala:

Topsy-Turvy: The NYFOS Guide to Gilbert & Sullivan - 4/5/16

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Lauren Worsham, soprano

Abigail Levis, mezzo-soprano

Hal Cazalet, tenor

David Hyde Pierce, baritone

Bryce Pinkham, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women - 4/26/16

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

María Valdés, soprano

Efraín Solís, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:

NYFOS@Juilliard: Harry, Hoagy, and Harold - 5/2/16

HENRY's Restaurant, New York, NY

Mikaela Bennett, soprano
Christine Taylor Price, soprano
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano
Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano
Samuel Levine, tenor
Gerard Schneider, tenor
Dimitri Katotakis, baritone
Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, piano

 

NYFOS Emerging Artist:

NYFOS@North Fork: Killer's B's - 8/21/2016

Poquatuck Hall, Orient, NY

Christine Taylor Price, soprano

Kelsey Lauritano, mezzo-soprano

Miles Mykkanen, tenor

Dimitri Katotakis, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Tour:

Schubert/Beatles - 9/1/2016

Moab Music Festival, Moab, UT

Sari Gruber, soprano

Andrew Owens, tenor

Andrew Garland, baritone

Theo Hoffman, baritone and guitar

Charles Yang, violin

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Tour:

Schubert/Beatles - 10/1/2016

Lyric Opera Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Sari Gruber, soprano
Andrew Owens, tenor
Theo Hoffman, baritone & guitar
Charles Yang, violin
Michael Barrett, piano
Steven Blier, arranger & piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel - 11/1/2016 and 11/3/2016

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Lauren Worsham, soprano

Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano

Hal Cazalet, tenor

John Brancy, baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Next: Gabriela Lena Frank & Friends - 11/3/2016

National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Amy Owens, soprano

Joshua Blue, tenor

Mischa Bouvier and Andrew Garland, baritone

Momenta Quartet

Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Next: Christopher Cerrone & Friends - 12/8/2016

National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Justine Aronson, soprano

Theo Bleckmann, baritone

Erin Mack, clarinet

Patrick Swodoba, bass and guitar

Robby Bowen, percussion

Timo Andres and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS After Hours:

A Goyishe Christmas to You! - 12/12/2016

Mikaela Bennett and Lauren Worsham, sopranos

Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Donna Breitzer, mezzo-sopranos

Joshua Breitzer and Alex Mansoori, tenor

Joshua Jeremiah, Andrew Lippa, and Thomas West, baritones

Alan R. Kay, clarinet

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Tour:

Pyotr the Great:  The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Circle - 1/22/2017

Vocal Arts DC, Washington DC

Antonina Chehovska, soprano

Alexey Lavrov, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Pyotr the Great:  The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Circle - 1/24/2017

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Antonina Chehovska, soprano

Alexey Lavrov, baritone

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Tour:

Picnic Cantata/ Dinner at Eight - 2/18/2017

Reston Community Center, Reston, VA

Chelsea Shephard and Amy Owens, sopranos

Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Naomi Louisa O'Connell, mezzo-sopranos

Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Barry Centanni, percussion

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Picnic Cantata/ Dinner at Eight - 2/21/2017

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Chelsea Shephard and Amy Owens, sopranos

Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Naomi Louisa O'Connell, mezzo-sopranos

Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Barry Centanni, percussion

Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artist and Tour:

Four Islands - 3/12/2017

Caramoor, Katonah, NY

Christine Taylor Price, soprano

Hannah Dishman, mezzo-soprano

Jack Swanson, tenor

Benjamin Dickerson, baritone

Marco Granados, flute

Karen Ouzounian, cello

Steven Blier and Ho Jae Lee, piano

NYFOS Mainstage:

Four Islands - 3/14/2017

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY

Christine Taylor Price, soprano

Hannah Dishman, mezzo-soprano

Jack Swanson, tenor

Benjamin Dickerson, baritone

Marco Granados, flute

Nan-Cheng Chen, cello

Steven Blier and Ho Jae Lee, piano

NYFOS Emerging Artists:

NYFOS@Juilliard:  Protest Songs - 3/31/2017

Mikaela Bennett and Christine Taylor Price, sopranos

Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano

Joshua Blue, tenor

Dimitri Katotakis and Jacob Scharfman, baritones

Andrew Munn, bass

Jack Gulielmetti, guitar

Matthew Chen, cello

Steven Blier and Chris Reynolds, piano

Spring Gala:  Honoring Stephen Sondheim - 4/19/2017

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Meredith Lustig, soprano

Luretta Bybee and Pamela Myers, mezzo-soprano

Theo Hoffman and Ron Raines, baritones

Greer Grimsley, bass-baritone

Steven Blier, piano

NYFOS Next: Lauren Worsham, Kyle Jarrow & Sky-Pony - 5/10/2017

National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY

Sky-Pony: Lauren Worsham, Kyle Jarrow, David Blasher, Eric Day, Kristin Piacentile, Perry Silver, Jessi Suzuki, Kevin Wunderlich