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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

Tours

Oysterpond Community Activities presents

NYFOS Emerging Artists: NYFOS@North Fork

Craigslistlieder and Other Love Songs

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5pm

Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper's Lane, Orient, NY

Tickets: $20; to order, mail in this form with your check or call Jane Smith at 631-323-1378 to reserve. All tickets will be held at will call.

Buy tickets at the door (cash only) an hour before the concert begins.

Chelsea Morris, soprano; Lauren Eberwein, mezzo-soprano; William Goforth, tenor; Theo Hoffman, baritone; Steven Blier, pianist

The first concert in the 2014-15 NYFOS Emerging Artist series, this refreshing program features solo cycles alternated with vocal quartets, all performed by a cast of brilliant young singers. Music by Granados, Grieg, Frank Bridge, Sondheim, Stenhammar, and Gabriel Kahane.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum presents NYFOS

Art Song on the Couch: Lieder in Freud's Vienna

Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:30pm

Calderwood Performance Hall, Boston, MA

Tickets: www.gardnermuseum.org

Janai Brugger, soprano; John Brancy, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

In the early years of the 20th century German Lieder took on a new psychological and musical complexity: Gustav Mahler had a life-changing encounter with Sigmund Freud; Richard Strauss's Ophelia-Lieder brought Shakespeare's heroine into the analyst's office; and German art song entered a new Golden Age fueled by dreams and hidden desires. Music by Wolf, Mahler, Schoenberg, Strauss, and others. more >

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Reston Community Center presents NYFOS

Harlem Renaissance

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8pm

Reston Community Center, Reston, VA

Tickets: information >

Julia Bullock, soprano; Darius de Haas, tenor; James Martin, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

A revival of one of NYFOS's most beloved shows, this program celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. Also featuring readings from the era's iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. more >

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts

Bel Canto / Can Belto

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4pm

Music Room, Rosen House

Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, Katonah, NY

Tickets: www.tickets.caramoor.org or call 914.232.1252

Caramoor's 2014 'Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars'
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

An exploration of Italian song from the Romantic era to the beginnings of Neo-Realism, paired with songs by Italian-Americans. Music by Verdi, Leoncavallo, Pizzetti, Busoni, Catalani, Musto, Corigliano, Argento, and many others. more >

Caramoor’s Terrance W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars program is made possible by generous support from the Terrance W. Schwab Endowment Fund for Young Vocal Artists.

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Vocal Arts DC presents NYFOS

Letters from Spain: A World of Song in Spanish Poetry

Tuesday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30pm

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Tickets: www.vocalartsdc.org >

Corinne Winters, soprano; Theo Lebow, tenor; Alexey Lavrov, baritone
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, pianists

The poetry of Spain has inspired composers around the world, eliciting some of their most colorful and rhymically alluring songs. This program tours Russia, Germany, France, and America before flying home to Spain, where we'll sample the music of her greatest songwriters. Music by Shostakovich, Taneyev, Wolf, Schumann, Montsalvage, Granados, and many others. 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 and NYFOS Next are funded, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.