Category: 2012-13

Old City – New Song

Our Journey sets out from Philadelphia with a program featuring stunning new vocal works from the city’s current, gifted song composers alongside those Philadelphia founding fathers of song, Samuel Barber and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring two exciting World Premieres of Thomas Lloyd and Allen Krantz. PROGRAM PDF

New Journey Into Song

A double-concert offering, two programs together explored the inward journey of love and loss. Featuring Schubert’s great masterwork, Die Winterreise, performed Friday by Randall Scarlata and Laura Ward, followed by Sunday’s concert of two newly commissioned song cycles inspired by Schubert’s cycle. Composers Andrea Clearfield and Daron Hagen, commissioned by Lyric Fest in commemoration of […]

A Tu Corazon – Canciones y Dansas

Journey to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America in Spanish song, zarzuela and opera. With an all Latin American cast of singers, Lyric Fest charts Spanish song from its roots, through the influence of the Moors and into the New World. With Artists: Maria Aleida, Carla Dirlikov, Diego Silva, Luis Ledesma, and pianist Laura Ward. Program […]

Journey Toward Freedom

With the hindsight of a half-century, Lyric Fest revisits the dramatic history of the Civil Rights Movement with songs of the era, art songs, opera, spirituals. Featuring very special guest artists: Denyce Graves, Lisa Daltirus and Kevin Deas, the program was narrated by Rev. Charles Rice and included readings from the works of Langston Hughes, […]

The Rosetta Stone

In the spirit of the Rosetta Stone, Lyric Fest presents the many songs in which composers have set texts in languages foreign to their own: Samuel Barber in French, Charles Ives in German and French, Lowell Lieberman in Spanish and Britten in Italian. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3 pm, Academy of Vocal Arts With Artists: […]