Lyric Arts Trio to bring
Shakespeare to life
Canton, Mo. – The Lyric Arts Trio, from Kansas City, Mo., will be
The performance will take place on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. in
the Merillat Chapel at the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. This
performance is open to the public.
The Trio will focus on compositions that have been derived from the
works of William Shakespeare, featuring several British and American
composers, such as Thomas Arne’s "When Daisies Pied," and Charles
Griffin’s "So, We’ll Go No More A Rowing."
The Trio will also play selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side
Story, a modern day telling of the Shakespeare classic, Romeo and
Juliet, including "Tonight," "Somewhere," and "I Feel
The Trio is a professional cast featuring Suzanne Hillis Ackin,
soprano, a Kansas City native who has been in recital throughout the
country. Ackin also offers private voca1 instruction and frequents as
the vocal director for area high school productions. Ackin has been with
the Lyric Arts Trio since 1996.
Elena Lence Talley is a clarinetist and the founder of the Lyric Arts
Trio. Talley has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric
Opera Orchestra of Kansas City, and several other local ensembles.
Talley has instructed courses at Emporia State University and
Mid-America Nazarene University.
Daniel Velicer, piano, is an active performer who has appeared
regularly with the Kansas City Symphony, the outreach program of the
Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Arts Trio. Velicer has served as a
fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and now serves on the faculty of the
Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory.
For more information, contact Judy Garkie at 573-288-6413
"A Shakespeare Festival" on the Culver-Stockton Campus.