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Hi! Lyric Fest is thrilled to join LocalArtsLive! In our first blog post - learn about our company and the upcoming program:
"A Very Good Year - Happy Birthday to 1912"
Friday, March 23 @ 8 pm
Haverford College – Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall
370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041, http://www.haverford.edu/visiting/
Sunday, March 25 @ 3 pm*
The Academy of Vocal Arts - The Helen Corning Warden Theater
1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, http://avaopera.org/venue/warden.php
*With post-concert Birthday-cake reception, free for audience.
With Artists: Meagan Miller, Randall Scarlata, Zach Borichevsky, Suzanne DuPlantis, Randi Marrazzo and The Chamber Singers of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, under the direction of Thomas Lloyd, with pianist Laura Ward.
One of the founding artistic director Suzanne DuPlantis says:
“We wanted to create a program to represent just one year in history, a kind of a panoramic snapshot of the music world of that year. By choosing 1912 we took a century’s look backwards, looking at where we were and how far we’ve come.”
“1912 was indeed a great year. The arts were thriving, new styles and arts movements were developing: blues, operetta, jazz, dance, film… Elgar, Ives and Irving (Berlin) were hitting their strides, Rachmaninoff was still in Russia writing songs, Puccini’s Fanciulla del West traveled all the way to Melbourne, Australia. And it just so happened that this was also the year when the song Happy Birthday to You first appeared in print and, the Titanic sank!”
Visit us at lyricfest.org to find more!