NYFOS artistic director and pianist Steven Blier host the evening paying tribute to American composer Arlen.
Musical guests include Metropolitan Opera star Stephanie Blythe, rising operatic soprano Laquita Mitchell, Broadway favorites Mary Testa and Jason Danieley, Obie-winning jazz and Broadway tenor Darius de Haas and jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli.
Arlen's best-known song may be "Over the Rainbow" (with a lyric by Yip Harburg) from "The Wizard of Oz."
Tickets to the gala are available at multiple donor levels at www.nyfos.org/gala or by calling NYFOS at (646) 230-8380.
New York Festival of Song "creates intimate concerts that breathe new life into an art form that is rich and emotionally resonant, yet is too often treated as genteel, intellectual, and predictable."