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New York Festival of Song: And...We’re Back!

Nov 16 | Tue |
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New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents And...We’re Back!, the first of four Mainstage Series performances in its 2021-22 season, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center.

The program celebrates the return of live music to our city, while reflecting back on some of the songs that gave us strength during the pandemic. The evening's playlist ranges from Franz Schubert and Gustav Mahler to Antônio Jobim and Glen Hansard, and also includes music from Israel, Cuba, and Russia. NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier is the pianist and arranger.

Paul Appleby, tenor Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano Johnathan McCullough, baritone Maggie Reneé, mezzo-soprano Steven Blier, piano

GLEN HANSARD: Song of Good Hope JOHN MUSTO: Litany ANTÔNIO JOBIM: Chega de saudade JONI MITCHELL: Cactus Tree CHAIM BARKANI/LEAH GOLDBERG: At telchi basadeh PYOTR BULAKHOV/VLADIMIR CHUYEVSKY: Gori, Gori Moya Zvezda? (Shine, Shine My Star) CARL T. FISCHER/FRANKIE LAINE: We’ll Be Together Again ERROLYN WALLEN: my feet may take a little while ELISEO GRENET: Lamento esclavo by Eliseo Grenet GUSTAV MAHLER/FRIEDRICH RÜCKERT: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen FRANZ SCHUBERT/AUGUST SCHLEGEL: Abendlied für die Entfernte DAVID RASKIN: Theme from The Bad and the Beautiful ROBERT LOWRY/arranged by DAVID KRANE: How Can I Keep from Singing

The Mainstage Series is co-presented by Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center and the New York Festival of Song.

Attendees at Kaufman Music Center are currently required to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination. View the current COVID policy at

All NYFOS programming is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul 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.

Venue: Kaufman Music Center

129 W. 67th St. Map