FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 31, 2019
Contact: Suzanne DuPlantis
Upcoming Lyric Fest Concert
The More the Merrier – Duets and Trios from Purcell to Gershwin
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 3:00 PM at The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA (between Chestnut and Market)
FREE PARKING at the lot across the street
Lyric Fest’s performance of Das Lied von der Erde with Bryan Hymel and Irini Kyriakidou, Laura Ward at the piano, and dancers, has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new date!
Lyric Fest presents instead
The More the Merrier at a new concert time, 3:00 PM.
Running Time of Music: 1 hour with no intermission
A merry, short afternoon of duets and trios from Purcell to Gershwin.
Lyric Fest often includes vocal ensembles as part of most concerts, but here for the first time, LF offers a whole concert of duets and trios as we present a merry program of thirds and sixths – and the harmonies of friendship. Delightful ensembles of Purcell, Mozart, Fauré, Brahms, Dvorak, (Fanny) Mendelssohn and more, as they composed for house music, for the salon, for friends, for sales, and for fun.
Selections from Purcell’s King Arthur, Mozart’s Notturni, Brahms Opus 28 and folksongs, Dvořák’s Moravian Duets, Schumann, Fauré, Offenbach and many more.
Details on the concert season, featured artists and more may be found at www.lyricfest.org.
About Lyric Fest
Lyric Fest’s mission is to bring people together through the shared experience of song by offering to diverse audiences lively, theme-oriented voice recitals designed to engage, educate, stimulate dialogue and foster community. LF is committed to expanding the region’s interest in and knowledge of song as an important and relevant art form, and to access through affordable ticket prices. With a growing national reputation for excellence and innovation, LF receives critical acclaim and attention in a number of national publications such as Opera News.
Lyric Fest was founded in 2003 by three Philadelphia-area musicians: mezzo soprano DuPlantis, pianist Ward and soprano Randi Marrazzo, with the shared goal of celebrating and revitalizing the song tradition. It has produced and presented over 100 concerts and recitals featuring more than 200 local, regional and national artists, actors, dancers and choral groups.