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The New York Festival of Song Announces New Details in the 2015 Edition of NYFOS NextThe New York Festival of Song Announces New Details in the 2015 Edition of NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

The New York Festival of Song's 'invaluable contemporary-music series' (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format-a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to showcase new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabriel Kahane, George Steel, and a preview of a pair of highly anticipated new operas: Paul Moravec's The Shining and Bright Sheng's The Dream of Red Chamber. (more...)

NYFOS & Juilliard Present GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS, 1/14NYFOS & Juilliard Present GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The New York Festival of Song marks its tenth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts on Wednesday, January 14, 2014 at 8:00PM with GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS, to be performed in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

Photo Flash: Renee Fleming and Friends Celebrate SING FOR HOPE's 2014 GalaPhoto Flash: Renee Fleming and Friends Celebrate SING FOR HOPE's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Sing for Hope's 2014 Gala united New York's philanthropic and cultural elite for a magical evening in support of arts outreach to communities in need. Nearly 400 guests gathered at the downtown hotspot TriBeCa Rooftop to support the organization's programs that democratize the arts and ignite the spark of creative innovation in all people. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3NYFOS Next to Include Excerpts From THE SHINING Opera and More, Beg. 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's “invaluable contemporary-music series” (The New Yorker) NYFOS Next enters its fifth season and shifts to a new format—a three-concert mini-festival during the month of February. The series is set to debut new works from a host of composers including Adam Guettel, Gabriel Kahane,George Steel, and a preview of a pair of highly anticipated new operas: Paul Moravec's The Shining and Bright Sheng's The Dream of Red Chamber. (more...)

Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon TodayMet Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Today, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents 'Brava, Jessye!' to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA TonightJuilliard Opera Season Premieres with IL TURCO IN ITALIA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place tonight, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

Corinne Winters to Celebrate Release of CANCION AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17Corinne Winters to Celebrate Release of CANCION AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song presents a special NYFOS After Hours celebrating the record release of CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN with Corinne Winters and Steven Blier. The album is released the same day on GPR Records, distributed by Naxos. (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

NYFOS Presents After Hours CD Release Concert for CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17NYFOS Presents After Hours CD Release Concert for CANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Songpresents a special NYFOS After Hours celebrating the record release ofCANCIÓN AMOROSA: SONGS OF SPAIN with Corinne Winters and Steven Blier. The album is released the same day on GPR Records, distributed by Naxos. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Launches Its Second Season of NYFOS AFTER HOURS, 10/20The New York Festival of Song Launches Its Second Season of NYFOS AFTER HOURS, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Monday, October 20 at 10:00 p.m., New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) launches its second season of the NYFOS After Hours cabaret series at HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street. These evenings are an uncanny mixture of intimacy and dynamite, the cozy and the colossal, with singers that one would ordinarily see on a much larger stage. (more...)

NYFOS to Welcome Return of 'After Hours' Cabaret With CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY Celebration at HENRY's, 10/20NYFOS to Welcome Return of 'After Hours' Cabaret With CRYSTAL ANNIVERSARY Celebration at HENRY's, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) launches its second season of the NYFOS After Hours cabaret series at HENRY's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway at 105th Street. These evenings are an uncanny mixture of intimacy and dynamite, the cozy and the colossal, with singers that one would ordinarily see on a much larger stage. (more...)

Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents "Brava, Jessye!" to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

New York Festival of Song Announces 2014-15 Season - ART SONG ON THE COUCH, HARLEM RENAISSANCE and MoreNew York Festival of Song Announces 2014-15 Season - ART SONG ON THE COUCH, HARLEM RENAISSANCE and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

New York Festival of Song announces 2014-15 season. Four Great Series Return Classic: NYFOS MAINSTAGE at Merkin Concert Hall (4 concerts) Future: NYFOS NEXT at Opera America's National Opera Center (3 concerts) Cabaret: NYFOS AFTER HOURS at Henry's Restaurant (3 concerts) Mentoring: NYFOS EMERGING ARTISTS at North Fork, Juilliard, Caramoor (3 concerts) (more...)

New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of 'NYFOS Next' Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER TonightNew York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of 'NYFOS Next' Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Tonight, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

Adam Green and Neal Bledsoe Star in Stephen Wadsworth's FIGARO PLAYS at McCarter, Now thru 5/4Adam Green and Neal Bledsoe Star in Stephen Wadsworth's FIGARO PLAYS at McCarter, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

He may not have money, he may not have power...but where there's a wit, there's a way. Figaro is a comic chameleon unmatched across history: clever, insubordinate, restless, lustful, agent of chaos, champion of love, jack of all trades, and man for all seasons. For more than two hundred years, this wily valet has spoken words that have incited revolution and performed deeds that make audiences fall in love with him time and again. (more...)

NYFOS Presents PORT OF CALL: AN ITINERARY OF SONG TonightNYFOS Presents PORT OF CALL: AN ITINERARY OF SONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

New York Festival of Song marks its sixth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with PORTS OF CALL: AN ITINERARY OF SONG, to be performed tonight, March 18 and Wednesday March 19, 2014 at 7:00PM at Opera America's National Opera Center in New York, NY. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Marilyn Horne, Hal Prince and More Set for NYFOS Gala, Celebrating Leonard Bernstein, 4/28Barbara Cook, Marilyn Horne, Hal Prince and More Set for NYFOS Gala, Celebrating Leonard Bernstein, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

New York Festival of Song announces 'Remembering Lenny', A Gala Celebration of Leonard Bernstein (Founding Advisor NYFOS). NYFOS Artistic Directors and pianists STEVEN BLIER and MICHAEL BARRETT host an extraordinary lineup of special guests. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Presents REMEMBERING LENNY, 4/28The New York Festival of Song Presents REMEMBERING LENNY, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG announces its star-studded 2014 spring gala, Remembering Lenny, celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein with a performance on Monday, April 28 at 6:30PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, followed by supper at the '21' Club. (more...)

 New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of NYFOS Next Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER, 4/1 New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of NYFOS Next Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

Adam Green and Neal Bledsoe to Star in Stephen Wadsworth's FIGARO PLAYS at McCarter, 4/1-5/4Adam Green and Neal Bledsoe to Star in Stephen Wadsworth's FIGARO PLAYS at McCarter, 4/1-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

He may not have money, he may not have power...but where there's a wit, there's a way. Figaro is a comic chameleon unmatched across history: clever, insubordinate, restless, lustful, agent of chaos, champion of love, jack of all trades, and man for all seasons. For more than two hundred years, this wily valet has spoken words that have incited revolution and performed deeds that make audiences fall in love with him time and again. (more...)

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