Lyric Fest http://wrti.org en A Secret World: Song http://wrti.org/post/secret-world-song <p></p><p><strong>Lyric Fest</strong>, the concert series that's been giving high-concept song recitals for 10 years, is celebrating women poets on <a href="http://lyricfest.org/featured1314/female-american-poets/" target="_blank"><strong>March 28th and 30th with concerts in Bryn Mawr and Center City titled "American Women Poets in Song"</strong></a> -&nbsp; but with new music written by male composers. Maybe the female composers were too busy? The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns discovers that song recitals are a world with few rules.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:56:41 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 7124 at http://wrti.org A Secret World: Song Lyric Fest: Singing In Tongues http://wrti.org/post/lyric-fest-singing-tongues <p></p><p>Though&nbsp;better known today&nbsp;as a commercial brand,&nbsp;the Rosetta Stone is the artifact that most helped human kind in its understanding&nbsp;of ancient languages. As WRTI's Jim Cotter reports, a local music group is using the term to describe its exploration of great music written in&nbsp;non-native languages. <a href="http://lyricfest.org/featured1213/the-rosetta-stone/" target="_blank"><strong>Lyric Fest presents: The Rosetta Stone at the Academy of Vocal Arts on Sunday, May 5th at 3 pm.</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 5381 at http://wrti.org Lyric Fest: Singing In Tongues Composer Maurice Wright--Lyric Fest's UNPLUG!--FREIND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum and Library http://wrti.org/post/composer-maurice-wright-lyric-fests-unplug-freind-or-faux-rosenbach-museum-and-library <p>The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns profiles Philadelphia-based composer Maurice Wright.</p> <p>We drop in on rehearsals for <i>Unplug</i>!, a theatrical, interactive live sound and song journey through Philadelphia by Lyric Fest.</p> <p>Susan Lewis visits <i>Friend or Faux</i>, an exhibition at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia exploring the value of copies and forgeries.</p> Sat, 22 May 2010 17:03:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns, Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis 2351 at http://wrti.org Composer Maurice Wright--Lyric Fest's UNPLUG!--FREIND OR FAUX at the Rosenbach Museum and Library Benjamin West--Lyric Fest--Benjamin Rush's Birthplace--The Philadelphia Antiques Show http://wrti.org/post/benjamin-west-lyric-fest-benjamin-rushs-birthplace-philadelphia-antiques-show <p>Jim Cotter visits the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill to explore the work of Benjamin West a colonial-era superstar artist.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers Lyric Fest and its upcoming recital of songs written by composers with Philadelphia connections.</p> <p>Historian Thomas Keels delves into the 1960s destruction of the birthplace of Benjamin Rush; Philadelphia's forgotten founding father.</p> <p>Jason Peifer takes us to the 47th Annual Philadelphia Antiques Show.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:30:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Thomas Keels & Jason Peifer 1958 at http://wrti.org Benjamin West--Lyric Fest--Benjamin Rush's Birthplace--The Philadelphia Antiques Show