Lyric Arts Trio to bring Shakespeare to life
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
The Lyric Arts Trio, from Kansas City, Mo., will be performing “A Shakespeare Festival” on the Culver-Stockton Campus.
The performance will take place on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Merillat Chapel at the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. This performance is open to the public.
The Trio will focus on compositions that have been derived from the works of William Shakespeare, featuring several British and American composers, such as Thomas Arne’s “When Daisies Pied,” and Charles Griffin’s “So, We’ll Go No More A Rowing.”
The Trio will also play selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, a modern day telling of the Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet, including “Tonight,” “Somewhere,” and “I Feel Pretty.”
The Trio is a professional cast featuring Suzanne Hillis Ackin, soprano, a Kansas City native who has been in recital throughout the country. Ackin also offers private voca1 instruction and frequents as the vocal director for area high school productions. Ackin has been with the Lyric Arts Trio since 1996.
Elena Lence Talley is a clarinetist and the founder of the Lyric Arts Trio. Talley has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera Orchestra of Kansas City, and several other local ensembles. Talley has instructed courses at Emporia State University and Mid-America Nazarene University.
Daniel Velicer, piano, is an active performer who has appeared regularly with the Kansas City Symphony, the outreach program of the Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Arts Trio. Velicer has served as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and now serves on the faculty of the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory.
For more information, contact Judy Garkie at 573-288-6413.
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