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

Thu, April 22, 2021 6:50 PM, CDT

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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

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Kristina Bachrach Soprano
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Leah Dexter Mezzo Soprano
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Nicholas Ward

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, 2 months ago

Truly excited for this event!


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Caitleen Kahn, about 2 months ago

6:50-7:05PM CDT pre-concert Zoom hosted by Groupmuse. Tune in to meet the performers and composers!

7:05PM CDT concert stream begins

8:10pm CDT concert finishes and we return to Zoom for a post-concert virtual celebration!


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Caitleen Kahn, about 2 months ago

You can view the program for tonight's event at this link:
https://tinyurl.com/bx2wwfe5


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Caitleen Kahn, about 2 months ago

Thank you to all who attended this event! We were so grateful to have the opportunity to share this music with you. To help us continue this work, please fill out our short survey here:
https://forms.gle/5ad3ypMzNw9Xg84Z6
Thank you!


Host

Attendees

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Tina Dexter
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Carla Balzun
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Benton Hess
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Angela Born
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Leah Dexter
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Marty Magnini
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Aditi Sinha
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Reed Middleman
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Dawn Colquhoun
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Thereza Lituma
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Susan Robins
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Shelia Jordan-Pope
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Eileen Byrne Richards
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Jeannine Marie
Yes
Lindsey Gradone
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Liza Sobel
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Cornel Giuca
Yes
Kyle Searson
Yes
Lisa Fedder
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Jonathan Hannau
Yes
Victoria Popritkin
Yes
K Hogan
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Sirui and Abby
Yes
Olivia Skaff
Yes
Hannah Holmes
Yes
Catherine Wyler
Yes
Teresa Ann Claire
Yes
Emily Costa
Yes
Solomon Rakhman
Yes
Linda Koenig (for 1)
Yes
Alex Richey
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Karen sobel
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Ashling Buttimer Smidt
Yes
Quinn Middleman
Yes
Randi Stern
Yes
Christina Giuca
Yes
Colleen Delaney
Yes
Nico Gutierrez
Yes
Pierce Gradone
Yes
Lisa Witt
Yes
Christy Levy
Yes
Karen Bachrach
Yes
Ben Krause
Yes
Jennifer Keating
Yes
Susan Osborn
Yes
Amy Burnham Greiner
Yes
Florence Mak
Yes
Megan Moore
Yes
Kathy Hogan McGill
Yes
Steven Humes
Yes
Mike McFerron
Yes
Caitleen Kahn
Yes
Jan Opalach
Yes
Anne-Marie Giuca
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Anne M
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Ann
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Emily Dorian
Yes
Spencer Frie
Yes
Joelle Lamarre
Yes
Lisaosborn
Yes
Terry Dexter
Yes
Piet Levy
Yes
Maureen M Fox
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Aaron Basch
Yes
Denise Bossingham
Yes
Catherine Taylor
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Suellen Burns
Yes
Zach Weber
Yes
Martha Brennan
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Spencer
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Katie Masotti
Yes
Mary Hogan
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Michelle Isaac
Yes
Cori Humes
Yes
Mike Evans
Yes
Kara Kennison
Yes
Marcy Basch
Yes
Alok Sinhasan
Yes
Marilyn kaplan
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Anthony McGill
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Loreen Hernandez
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Margaret J Kahn