Lynx Project: Amplify Series 20-21 Premieres Concert
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Lynx Project: Amplify Series 20-21 Premieres Concert

Thu, April 22 7:00 PM, CDT

LYNX’s Amplify Series sets the poetry and prose of neurodivergent individuals to music as contemporary classical song. Amplify advocates for the voices of neurodivergent individuals, and adds important new repertoire to this classical vocal music genre. LYNX is a nonprofit art song organization that celebrates diverse voices through newly commissioned song and connects communities through inclusive concerts and innovative educational programming.

Writers whose poetry and prose is featured in this year’s musical commissions are Aiden Levy, Pablo Hernandez, Mitchell Robins, and Benjamin Smidt. These young writers are primarily non-speaking, and use alternative methods of communication including letterboarding.

The songs that feature their words include new commissions by Chicago composers Nico Gutierrez, Michelle Isaac, Liza Sobel, Pierce Gradone, and Mike McFerron, and are performed by soprano Kristina Bachrach, mezzo soprano Leah Dexter, baritone Nicholas Ward, and pianist Daniel Baer.

Program

Center
Kristina Bachrach Soprano
Center
Leah Dexter Mezzo Soprano
Yes
Nicholas Ward Baritone

In the Depths by Pierce Gradone / text by Benjamin Smidt

I Love You by Liza Sobel Crane / text by Mitchell Robins

Hope! by Michelle Isaac / text by Benjamin Smidt

I. Trapped
II. Faith
III. Hopeful
IV. Freed
V. Beauty

Weather Songs by Mike McFerron / text by Aiden Levy
What is in a Wind Sound
The Clouds were Piling

Having Words That Learn to Fit by Nico Gutierrez / text by Pablo Hernandez
Nighttime Meeting by Nico Gutierrez / text by Pablo Hernandez
Have a Happy Mind by Nico Gutierrez / text by Pablo Hernandez

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Steven Humes, 1 day ago

Truly excited for this event!


Attendees

Center
Caitleen Kahn
Center
Mike McFerron
Center
Steven Humes
Center
Colleen Delaney
Center
Christina Giuca
Center
Kathy Hogan McGill
Center
Megan Moore
Center
Marty Magnini
Center
Randi Stern
Center
Quinn Middleman
Center
Ashling Buttimer Smidt
Yes
Margaret J Kahn
Yes
Mary Hogan
Yes
Katie Masotti