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"How many concerts
have the narrative
power of exciting
theater?
How
many concerts
offer such a rich
sense of discovering
new and vital music?
This is what we want all
concerts to be, though
we know it rarely
happens. An evening
of discovery and
enchantment,
a
reminder of how
illuminating a journey
a great song can be."
— NY Daily News

 

NYFOS Mainstage

Presented by Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
with New York Festival of Song

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Each will be followed by a complimentary wine reception with the artists.
Tickets available July 1; Subscription preorder available now: 646-230-8380

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Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel:  A Century of American Musical Theater

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 8pm
Lauren Worsham, soprano; Mary Testa, mezzo-soprano
Hal Cazalet, tenor; John Brancy, baritone; Steven Blier, pianist

Richard Rodger' legacy included not only his sophisticated, street-wise songs written with Lorenz Hart and his groundbreaking work with Oscar Hammerstein III, but also the indispensable music of his descendants: daughter Mary Rodgers (Once Upon a Mattress) and grandson Adam Guettel (The Light in the Piazza). Filled with intelligence, humanity, and breathtaking melody, their songs are like a hundred-year history of American mores, from the Jazz Age to the Information Era.

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Pyotr the Great:  The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Students
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8pmAntonina Chehovska , soprano; Alexey Lavrov, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
The songs of Peter Ilytch Tchaikovsky are among the most beautiful of the Romantic era. Many of them seem autobiographical, giving expression to the emotional upheavals of his life. This program delves into the rich repertoire of Tchaikovsky's vocal music, along with a selection of songs written by his students (Glière, Scriabin, Taneyev, and Rachmaninoff) and his teacher (Anton Rubinstein). This concert is presented in collaboration with The New York Philharmonic as part of their 2017 winter festival, BELOVED FRIEND—TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD: A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL

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Picnic Cantata / Dinner at Eight
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 8pm

Chelsea Morris and Amy Owens, soprano
Amanda Lynn Bottoms and Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

Featuring Paul Bowles' Picnic Cantata and a preview of William Bolcom's and Mark Campbell's new opera Dinner at Eight, plus a new song cycle by Gabriel Kahane commissioned by New York Festival of Song.

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Four Islands
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8pm
Caramoor's 2017 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists
From Ireland to the West Indies and Madagascar to Manhattan, our excursion will feature works by Ravel, Moore, Britten, Weill, Duke, Rodgers and more.

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All NYFOS programming is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYFOS Mainstage is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.