Lyric Fest Premiere of A Party for Kevin

Back in 2020, Lyric Fest commissioned me to write a piece for their Funny Bone concert. After multiple delays due to Covid, the premiere of my setting of Susan de Sola’s poem A Party for Kevin, premiered October 2, 2021 at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, with a second performance on October 3, 2021 at The Academy of Vocal Arts. Blythte Gaissert and Laura Ward brought this “pig-tale” about Kevin the pig to vivid life and I am so grateful!

It was wonderful to hear live music again. Other World Premieres were by Juliana Hall, Karl Hinze and David Shapiro and the other fantastic performers were Jennifer Aylmer, Andrew Fuchs and Johnathan McCullough. The concert was fabulous.