Lewis Whittington reviewed the Biography in Music ~ Samuel Barber concert in culturevulture.net. Some morsels:
Lyric fest’s soloists — William Stone, Emily Bullock, Randi Marrazzo, Michelle Johnson and Suzanne DuPlantis — offered interpretive readings of Barber’s bold relationship with voice and text. … and the singers made this more than an academic appreciation of Barber. Just as transporting was Laura Ward’s undecorated, fully voiced piano accompaniment.
The program was book-ended by a fine choral group The Crossing, led by director Donald Nally, which had such warmth and precision in their selections …
The whole thing is an excellent read.