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In celebration of the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth and his lasting contribution to American letters and song, Lyric Fest has commissioned new settings of the poet’s work by composers: Melissa Dunphy, Derek Bermel, Gilda Lyons, James Primosch, David Shapiro, Curt Cacioppo, Glen Roven, Isabella Ness, Raymond Lustig, Nkeiru Okoye, and the winner of Lyric Fest’s young composer competition. On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 Lyric Fest brings these ten newly-commissioned songs to The Phoenix Concerts for performance by singers Amy Van Roekel, Kelly Ann Bixby, Hannah Ludwig, Raehann Bryce, William Burden, James Reese, Keith Phares, Sidney Outlaw; with pianist Laura Ward.


In partnership with Lyric Fest

The Phoenix Concerts

Saint Matthew & Saint Timothy / 26 W 84th / New York, NY

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 7pm