Ron Kerber

Ron Kerber is one of Philadelphia’s first call musicians, with a career that has crossed genres and styles. He was formerly saxophonist, composer and producer for Blue Note recording artists “Pieces of a Dream.”

Irini Kyriakidou

Greek soprano Irini Kyriakidou continues to showcase her “sweet and virtuosic vocal talents” (The Observer) with opera companies and symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.

Emily Drummond

Select Roles: Laura, Iolanta (Tchaikovsky); David, Handel’s Saul 

Musical Theater – Marmee, Little Women; Nellie Forbush, South Pacific; Crystal, Little Shop of Horrors

Amy Burton

With a voice the New York Times has called, “luminous” and “lustrous,” versatile soprano Amy Burton has sung with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, at the White House, and with major opera companies and orchestras throughout the US, Europe, UK, Japan and Israel, as well as on recital and cabaret stages from New York to Barcelona.

Rebecca Myers

Recently described in the San Francisco Chronicle as singing with “an appealing blend of vulnerability and grace” soprano Rebecca Myers is a solo and ensemble singer who performs in and around the Philadelphia area.

Hannah Ludwig

Mezzo-soprano Hannah Ludwig is currently in her fourth year at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA., where she has recently performed the role of Charlotte in Werther, Isabella in L’italiana in Algieri, Frugola in Il Tabarro, and Siebel in Faust.

Sarah Shafer

Praised by the New York Times for her “luminous voice” and “intensely expressive interpretations,” and named “remarkable, artistically mature” and “a singer to watch” by Opera News, soprano Sarah Shafer is quickly emerging as a sought-after artist on both the operatic and concert stage.

Claire Shackleton

Recently praised for her “ripe mezzo of polished sheen and warmth,” mezzo-soprano Claire Shackleton is gaining recognition for her colorful tone and magnetic stage presence.

Emma Grimsley

Emma Grimsley, soprano, shares her talents in many realms throughout the theatre, opera, and musical theatre worlds. A champion of new works, Ms. Grimsley is constantly involved in innovative productions in multiple genres.

Tom Meglioranza

American baritone Thomas Meglioranza was a winner of the Walter W. Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity, and Joy In Singing competitions.


The latest in our biography series, this program features the fascinating life, tempestuous times and sublime songs of one of the greatest song composers, Claude Debussy. Narrating and reading from the composer’s letters will be Lyric Fest’s composer-in-residence, Benjamin C. S. Boyle. With Amy Burton, Suzanne DuPlantis, Thomas Meglioranza, Rebecca Myers, and Laura Ward at the piano.


Join Lyric Fest for a sparkling evening with round table seating, fine wines, appetizers, desserts… and the unforgettable songs of Rodgers and Hart, with Suzanne DuPlantis, Richard Troxell, Harold Evans, piano and Ron Kerber, sax. Tables at $1500, half-tables $750, individual seats $150.