The Spirit Of Creation

Guest host Dan Margolies speaks with the Lyric Arts Trio about commissioning new work, taking their music to smaller underserved communities and the group’s musical and personal bonds. We’ll hear performances of works by local composers Jean Belmont Ford, Ian Coleman and Robert Pherigo. Host Dan Margolies Guests Elena Lence Talley, clarinetSarah Tannehill Anderson, sopranoDan […]

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Kye Marshall

About a year ago, I came home to find this message on the answering machine: “This is Kye Marshall; I am a composer from Toronto, Canada. I just heard a performance on the CBC of yours, and I want to write a piece for you.” To say I was flabbergasted is an understatement. A recording

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What was the soundtrack of your childhood? Since my father and his family fled Castro’s Cuba in the late 1950s, my youth had a certain Latin flavor to do it. In addition to my grandmother’s picadillo, flan and boliche on the dinner table, there were rumbas, cha-chas and boleros in the air. One of the

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The Trio has traveled many miles (and eaten many cookies) in the past 10 weeks bringing our “American Voices” concert to audiences in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Since Kansas celebrated its 150th birthday in January, we were so pleased to be included in the week-long Sesquicentennial Celebration in Iola, Kansas. We did a fun concert

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Glad Tidings

Here is an excerpt from our recent performance of Brahms exquisitely lovely Cradle Song from our KU-Edwards “Glad Tidings” concert. In the midst of the frantic cooking, shopping, wrapping, and all-around scurrying, it was good to play a concert of beautiful music and share it with families. Please enjoy this selection and share it with

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At the premiere performance of our new “Worship Through Song” program in Liberty, we all expereinced something extraordinary (and I think I can speak for the audience, too): that golden suspension of time through music. All of those concerns and details that crowd our lives – from grocery lists to voice mails to bills to

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Jeff City

Thomas Wolfe wrote “You can’t go home again,” but this week Sarah Tannehill Anderson proved him wrong. The LAT performed in Jefferson City, Sarah’s hometown, as part of the Jefferson City Concert Association series. Within sight of the Missouri statehouse, the Miller Performing Arts Center was Sarah’s 7th grade home, way back when. We drove

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Soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson wrote about the trio’s recent premiere performance of En la memoria, Yda Garcia Lence by Jean Belmont Ford. So what could possibly top off such a decadent and emotional experience? What could possibly reward us further? Elena’s del cielo tres dulce de leche con madre delicias bars. This is my title for them. Who knew

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OK Mozart

Saturday, June 19 the trio bopped down to Bartlesville, OK to perform a showcase concert at the OK Mozart festival. This week-long festival featured performers from David Shifrin to Bela Fleck. We performed for about 2 hours (wow), with a break in the middle, for our longest concert ever. Yes, we played Mozart (“L’amero” and

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