The 7 PM performance of songs by prolific composer-lyricist Irving Berlin will play Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, to be followed by am 8:30 PM dinner around the corner, at the Russian Tea Room.
The 2010 NYFOS Gala will feature pianists/hosts Steven Blier and Michael Barrett.
Additional guest performers will be announced. The list of singers currently includes Baldwin, who recently starred as Sharon in Broadway's Finian's Rainbow; Tony Award winner Judy Kaye, star of Broadway's Souvenir, Ragtime and Mamma Mia! as well as numerous NYFOS concerts and recordings, including its Grammy-winning "Arias and Barcarolles"; Howard McGillin, of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Anything Goes; White, acclaimed in Broadway's Finian's Rainbow and Barnum; NYFOS artistic director Blier; and associate artistic director Michael Barrett, general director of and frequent conductor with Caramoor Festival of Music and the Arts.
Gala tickets, including performance and the dinner, are $750-$1,000. Information on purchasing single tickets and tables can be obtained online at www.nyfos.org or by contacting New York Festival of Song at (646) 230-8380.
The proceeds from the NYFOS 2010 Gala will support all of the company's activities this season, including their critically acclaimed concert series as well as a new broadcast venture, to be announced. *
For more information, visit www.nyfos.org.
New York Festival of Song was founded in 1988 by Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. NYFOS is "dedicated to creating intimate song concerts of great beauty, humor and originality, combining music, poetry, and history to entertain, educate and create community among audiences and performers. With a far-ranging repertoire of art songs, concert works and theater pieces, its thematic recitals have included programs from Brahms to the Beatles, from the 19th-century salons of Paris to Tin Pan Alley, from Russian art song to Argentine tangos, from 16th-century lute songs to new music. NYFOS particularly celebrates American song literature and culture, and specializes in premiering and commissioning new American works."