March 23, 2014

Audiences growing for song recitals, by David Patrick Stearns

David Patrick Stearns in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, in a long piece entitled Audiences Growing for Song Recitals, talks about the story of Lyric Fest and our Dear March – Come In program to be presented Friday and Sunday. A short excerpt:

Especially at Lyric Fest, which rejects traditional European formats by building programs around a particular idea (“Love With a Twist”) or biography of figures such as Benjamin Britten, with music augmented by the composer’s letters and related commentary.

Its most enterprising program yet is “Dear March – Come In – American Women Poets in Song” on March 28 at Bryn Mawr College and March 30 at the Academy of Vocal Arts, featuring newly composed songs to words by female poets.

Read more at Audiences growing for song recitals, by David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2014-03-23.

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