Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Elena Lence Talley, Daniel Velicer
Our new "Music of the Americas" program is a resounding success! This colorful and vivacious program highlights US, Canadian and Latin American composers, from Kansas' own Forrest Pierce to George Gershwin to Carlos Guastavino of Argentina. Audiences have embraced it enthusiastically, especially our new arrangements of Cuban Ernesto Lecuona. Take a listen to some excerpts from a recent performance and see why we smile every time we do this concert.
Veterans of the classical scene, the Lyric Arts Trio is a fresh and innovative chamber ensemble that turns a unique blend of clarinet, piano and soprano voice into a delight. Their creative approach to classical music results in concerts crafted around a central theme, and concerts are enlivened by informative (and even amusing) commentary from the musicians. Sample tour programs include: "Music of the Americas," "American Voices," "A Shakespeare Festival,” and "Glad Tidings." The Lyric Arts Trio has a wide and varied repertoire from Mozart to exclusive commissions, and will premiere two new works in the 2011-2012 season. The Lyric Arts Trio is a participant in the Kansas Arts Commission touring program and underwriting for performances and educational activities may be available from the KAC.