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Plain Truths with Lawrence Indik

Lucky indeed am I to have seen and heard such a fantastic performance of Plain Truths on Wednesday night, March 11th, at Temple University. This was the original version, five songs with piano accompaniment. Baritone Lawrence Indik, professor at Temple University,...

In This Blue Room

In This Blue Room is a 17-song, 45-minute cycle commissioned by Lyric Fest on poems of Julia Blumenreich, Susan Fleshman, Siobhan Lyons, and Donna Wolf-Palacio, which are based on the batik artwork of Laura Pritchard. It premiered 13 and 15 March 2015 with...

Preview Party, In This Blue Room

What a great night at the preview party for In This Blue Room last night! Lyric Fest held it at the Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) in Center City Philadelphia, and the co-directors performed: mezzo-soprano Suzanne DuPlantis sang four of the songs, accompanied by pianist...

Sarah Shafer sings Hopkins Songs at PCMS

Soprano Sarah Shafer will song my Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins Tuesday, January 20th, in her Philadelphia Chamber Music Society recital at the American Philosophical Society, 8 pm. Lydia Brown, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera and on the faculty at the...