Category: 2016-17

Happy Birthday Irving Berlin

Raise a glass to a great American musical treasure, Irving Berlin. An elegant happy hour is followed by a short concert featuring his timeless songs and a brief biography of Berlin’s amazing life story. With Suzanne DuPlantis, Mezzo Soprano; Randall Scarlata, Baritone; and Harold Evans, Piano.

It’s Elementary

An eclectic program of songs about the natural world—earth, wind, fire and water— and featuring mostly American song, premieres two newly commissioned song cycles by Michael Djupstrom and John Musto. With Jonas Hacker, John Moore, Meryl Dominguez, Elisa Sutherland, and Laura Ward, Piano.

Music in the White House

This historical concert is a timely retrospective on the American Presidency and the role that music has played in shaping the American spirit. Featuring music performed in the White House from the early 1800’s to the present and narration of presidential history. With Suzanne DuPlantis, Christine Lyons, Stephen LaBrie, Matthew White, Laura Ward, Piano; Singing […]

Letters to Santa

After sifting through hundreds of letters to Santa to find the perfect one for Lyric Fest’s 2016 Letters concert, composer Logan Skelton was inspired to create his Letters to Santa, a hilarious, quirky and touching new song cycle that sets letters dating from the 1800’s to the present. Interspersed with aphorisms on childhood, this work […]

A Neighborhood of Friends

In a program designed for children and families, Actor Jake Miller and Student-Actor Mia Rosof-Mallory introduce songs from a variety of world cultures all found here in this patchwork quilt country of America. This concert is a celebration of the music and rich traditions of our many immigrant communities. Artists include Jean Bernard Cerin, Baritone; […]

I Hear America Singing

This celebration of the richness and variety of American music moves from classical to folk, shape note singing to spirituals, and regional strains to Tin Pan Alley. The concert features an all American roster of composers including Stephen Foster, George Crumb, Elliot Carter, Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Marc Blitzstein and more, as well as a […]