Daniel Velicer, Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Elena Lence Talley
The Lyric Arts Trio presents classical music with a fresh approach. Concerts are crafted around a central theme, and have a diverting balance of solos, duos and trios for clarinet, soprano voice and piano. The programs feature informal commentary about the music by the performers. (All programs can be customized, and other programs are available.)
New! Glad Tidings
A warm and wonderful holiday concert, featuring Canadian carols, the ever-popular “Gesu bambino” and Brahms’ lovely cradle song for the Christ Child.
New! Worship Through Song
A wonderful concert of sacred texts from the Psalms, Song of Solomon, William Blake and others by composers Schubert, Ferdinando Paer, Arnold Cooke, Jean Belmont Ford and others.
New! Music of the Americas
To be premiered in the 11-12 concert season. This colorful and vivacious program will feature works of composers from Canada, the U.S. and Latin America, including our exclusive new settings of songs of Cuban Ernesto Lecuona (“Malaguena” and “Andalucía”). Lecuona was dubbed “The Gershwin of Latin America.” This program would be ideal of Hispanic Heritage Month in September.
Watch a video excerpt from Jean Belmont Ford’s En la memoria Yda Garcia Lence, a LAT commission and premiere
New! Old World Gems
To be premiered in the 11-12 concert season. Imagine the best of Old Europe, and this lyrical and charming concert will take you there with elegant selections from England, Vienna, France, Germany and beyond. Composers will include Vaughan Williams (England), Gottfried Herrmann (Germany) and W.A. Mozart (Austria), among others.
Watch a video excerpt from “Du bist wie eine Blume” by Gottfried Herrmann
Watch a video of Scherzo from Three Vocalises for Soprano and Piano by Ralph Vaughan Williams
A program that celebrates American poets and composers, from Emily Dickinson to Stephen Foster to Aaron Copland. Includes a LAT commission of a setting of a poem by Kansan Gordon Parks, an outstanding African-American photographer/filmmaker/poet. Ad Astra, a special version of this program, was created to highlight the experience of the Kansas pioneer settlers.
Hearts and Flowers
Celebrating the beauty of love and the delights of nature, this romantic program features Schubert's famous “Shepherd on the Rock,” Gordon Jacob’s supremely tuneful Four Seasonal Songs and works of Debussy and Mozart, among others.
A Shakespeare Festival
One of the most popular of all of our programs. This features selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story (a modern re-telling of Romeo and Juliet), a lush song cycle by Erich Korngold, and the LAT’s own Three Shakespeare Sonnets by Beverly McLarry (LAT commission).
Great music married to the works of great poets. Features settings of poems of Robert Frost, William Blake, Emily Dickinson and James Joyce.