Category: 2010-11


A dad gets his son to unplug his iPod for a walk. Lyric Fest takes kids on a sound journey through Philadelphia: Broadway on Broad, the Classics on the Avenue, Jazz in Old City and Opera at the Academy. With guest Artists: Emily Bullock, Jeffrey Halili, Elizabeth Racheva, John Packard, joined by Suzanne DuPlantis, Randi Marrazzo, actors Jake […]

Stranger Things

Inspired by PIFA’s city-wide Paris festival, Lyric Fest presents a program that explores fascination with all things “Other” in Paris in the early 20th century: Exoticism, Orientalism, African and American Jazz influences, Animal songs, the Occult and the Forbidden. Songs and historic narrative interspersed with the reflections of contemporaneous composers and poets. Selections from Ravel’s […]

Night and Day

An exploration into the mystery of yin-yang ~ Night and day, crabbed age and youth, laughter and tears, freedom and captivity – a program inspired by the inherent harmony of forces in opposition. From Schubert to Cole Porter, and featuring a world premiere by Thomas Lloyd, composed for Lyric Fest. With guest artists: Daniel Mobbs, Barbara Shirvis, Richard […]

I’ve Got Rhythm

A toe-tapping, dance inspired tribute to rhythm with songs and dances from around the world: tangos and habaneras, minuets and waltzes, rhumbas, mazurkas, reels and more. Featuring Philadelphia dancer/choreographer Meredith Rainey and dancers from Carbon Dance Theatre. With vocal artists: tenor Timothy Bentch, mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis, soprano Cristina Nassif, baritone Wes Mason, and the Motets of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Mark […]

Biography in Music – SAMUEL BARBER

Lyric Fest commemorates the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia composer Samuel Barber’s birth by gathering a very special group of artists for this all-Barber event. This rich concert will feature his biography alongside his songs, including several previously unpublished, his operas and his choral works. With special guests Emily Bullock, Michelle Johnson, William Stone, joined by […]