Category: 2005-06

Simple Gifts

A cornucopia of song for the family to celebrate the simple gifts of life. Featuring song, laughter, dance and grateful hearts. World Premier of “Sweet potato pie” by Jeffrey James Harvey/Dan May, commissioned by Lyric Fest. Laura Ward at the piano with Guest Artists: Lorie Gratis, Cara Latham, Dan May, Michael Riley with Jake Miller & dancers […]

Shall We Dance?

The art of the dance in song. Minuets and waltzes of Mozart and Brahms; gavottes and gigues of Massenet and Bach; habaneras, jotas, tangos of Falla, Bizet, Porter and Gordon. Guest Artists: Stephen Costello, Manon Strauss Evrard, Lawrence Indik, Jody Kidwell, Randall Scarlata, joined by Suzanne DuPlantis, Randi Marrazzo and with Laura Ward at the piano. PROGRAM […]

Biography in Music – BENJAMIN BRITTEN

First in a series that explores the life and times of great composers through their music and writings. Benjamin Britten’s operas, sacred works, song cycles, cabaret songs, chamber works, folksongs and letters. Guest Artists: David Adams, Markus Beam, Jennifer Casey Cabot, with Jim Bergwall, narrator, Allen Krantz, guitar, Robert Martin, violin, Alison Reese, harp and Andrew Senn, […]

Myth and the Muse

Inspired by the myth of gods, nature and civilization – the ancient stories that sparked the imagination of great composers. Performed Sunday, January 29, 2006 at The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia and Sunday, February 12, 2006, Haverford College, Roberts Hall Guest Artists: Leslie Johnson, Thomas Lloyd, Julian Rodescu, Matthew Shaw, Barbara Shirvis, Lisa Willson, Sheryl […]