NYFOS Next- A Bernstein Marathon
Dec
2
12:00 pm12:00

NYFOS Next- A Bernstein Marathon

  • Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center

Serving as curator and pianist, Michael Barrett will host a full day of events to celebrate Leonard Bernstein as part of the worldwide “Bernstein at 100” celebration. The NYFOS NEXT program, which will comprise a 90 minute period, will feature works by today’s composers who either studied directly under Maestro Bernstein or have been influenced by his work. Free admission

Un Ballo in Maschera
Mar
10
7:30 pm19:30

Un Ballo in Maschera

  • Bankhead Theater

A Masked Ball. The words alone create notions of mystery, intrigue and romance. Verdi’s powerful opera, Un Ballo in Maschera, contains all of those and more. Originally about the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, Verdi had to reset the opera in in Boston, Massachusetts, and change the names of characters, due to censorship. Now, however, the original setting and characters have been returned. In the story, the King loves the wife of his best friend, unaware that she returns his love. Her husband discovers their love, and believes that he has been cuckholded. To get revenge, he joins conspirators who also want to kill the King. He kills the King at a masked ball, never realizing until too late that the King and his wife are innocent of any wrongdoing. Musical highlights include a contralto fortune teller, outstanding mature orchestration reflecting the themes of betrayal, guilt and revenge, and the use of repeated melodies and motifs for love and revenge. The lesson learned: things are not always what they seem.


Cocktail Concert
Jul
9
6:00 pm18:00

Cocktail Concert

  • Glen Head, NY 11545

Enjoy an evening of music hosted by Alexandra and Philip Howard 

The Guilty Mother
Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

The Guilty Mother

  • The Garage

On Site Opera presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable(The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO’s three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.

The Guilty Mother
Jun
23
7:30 pm19:30

The Guilty Mother

  • The Garage

On Site Opera presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable(The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO’s three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.

The Guilty Mother
Jun
22
7:30 pm19:30

The Guilty Mother

  • The Garage

On Site Opera presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud’s La mère coupable(The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO’s three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.

The Guilty Mother
Jun
20
7:30 pm19:30

The Guilty Mother

  • The Garage

On Site Opera presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud’sLa mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO’s three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais’ (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays.
 

Carmina Burana
May
27
1:00 pm13:00

Carmina Burana

  • Carnegie Hall- Stern Auditorium

Creators in Concert: William Bolcom
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

Creators in Concert: William Bolcom

William Bolcom, winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Music, has composed in virtually every instrumental and vocal genre, from solo piano and songs to symphony and opera. A voracious eclectic, he has contributed substantially to the musical theater, cabaret and modern ragtime repertoire, and, with his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, has been a performer-advocate of American popular song. Bolcom is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts, a Grammy and six honorary doctorates, and he has been commissioned by organizations such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

The Intimacy of Creativity 2017: World Premier Concert
Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

The Intimacy of Creativity 2017: World Premier Concert

  • Asia Society Hong Kong Center

The Intimacy of Creativity 2017 is presented by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, together with HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST Hong Kong Jockey Institute for Advanced Study, as part of the HKUST Music Alive! concert series. IC2017 is presented in collaboration with Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and New York Festival of SongThe IC2017 media partner is Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).  Venue and ticketing sponsorship for the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre World Premiere Concert event is being provided by the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.  The Intimacy of Creativity is generously supported by Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Sohmen in Memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP.

Intimacy of Creativity 2017: Preview Concert
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

Intimacy of Creativity 2017: Preview Concert

  • CMA Lecture Theatre, Cheng Yu Tung Building Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Intimacy of Creativity 2017 is presented by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, together with HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science, HKUST Hong Kong Jockey Institute for Advanced Study, as part of the HKUST Music Alive! concert series. IC2017 is presented in collaboration with Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and New York Festival of SongThe IC2017 media partner is Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK).  Venue and ticketing sponsorship for the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre World Premiere Concert event is being provided by the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department.  The Intimacy of Creativity is generously supported by Dr. and Mrs. Helmut Sohmen in Memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao CBE JP.

New York Festival of Song: Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight
Feb
21
8:00 pm20:00

New York Festival of Song: Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight

  • Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center

New York Festival of Song: Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight
Feb
18
8:00 pm20:00

New York Festival of Song: Picnic Cantata/Dinner at Eight

  • Reston Community Center

NYFOS premieres a suite of songs from William Bolcom and Mark Campbell's new opera Dinner at Eight, as well as a new song cycle by Gabriel Kahane (a NYFOS commission). Rounding out the program is Paul Bowle's Picnic Cantata, set to the words of New York Poet James Schuyler. This rarely-performed 1954 masterpiece is tuneful, witty, and subtly moving.