Kelly Ann Bixby, Katherine Pracht, Andrew Fuchs, Keith Phares, and Laura Ward, at the piano
World Premieres commissioned by Lyric Fest – by Abbie Betinis, Juliana Hall, Daron Hagen, Lori Laitman, Logan Skelton. Benjamin C.S. Boyle, John Conahan, Thomas Lloyd, and young song composer competition winner, Isabella Nicole Ness.
A program of mostly American song takes a detour from the verse of poets and looks to setting letters to music, where each selection is not only a song, but a story. Featuring its 2016 commission project, new works are premiered by three Philadelphia composers,