Category: 2014-15

Waxing Poetic

Lyric Fest unveils an exciting new commission from LF’s first ever composer in residence, Kile Smith. This cross-fertilization of visual, poetic and musical arts features works of four Philadelphia poets inspired by Laura Pritchard’s imaginative paintings of fine-art batik. Join us for a unique and lively art happening ~ art viewing, poetry reading and musical […]

Vienna, City of Song

“I have a whole number of new songs, and you are not here. Are you not ashamed?” It’s Schubert himself who welcomes you to this Schubertiad-styled Lyric Fest gathering; a song-sharing fireside chat on German Lied, the spirit of Vienna and the songs of its most beloved composers: Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss, Wolf, Mahler […]

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Happy Birthday to Shakespeare! Don’t let the 450th anniversary of his birth pass you by without hailing the bard for all ages. Bring the whole family to celebrate a world of Shakespeare in song, story and Shakespeare’s own verse. Opera, classical song, popular song and a newly commissioned work, “Mark the Music,” by Lyric Fest’s composer-in-residence, […]

I’ll Make Me a World

A collaborative concert bringing Lyric Fest together with Singing City for a musically eclectic, thought provoking look at our world. Inspired by Johnson’s poem –The Creation”, this concert explored the gifts of natural world, the art that reflects those gifts, and the bounty and need that live side by side in the 21st century. Featuring a new […]