Past Concerts

 
 

Lynx Project has been putting on unique concerts since 2016. Below you can browse through media from those events.

 
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Spring 2019

Tangled Webs

Tangled Webs was Lynx Project’s very first concert program, and it returned to Chicago this spring as a season finale in conjunction with Chicago’s local art song trio, Artful Song. Tangled Webs dramatizes the historical love triangle between Percy Shelley (poet), Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), and Percy’s first wife, Harriet Westbrook. Weaving together songs from different composers, styles, and languages, these three characters recount the dramatic love story of the young Shelleys.

Where: Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium, Chicago, IL
When: May 4th, 3pm

Photography by Mairead Kahn

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Performers :


Harriet: Leigh K. Folta, soprano^
Mary: Margaret Izard, mezzo-soprano^
Percy: Matt Cummings, tenor
Piano: Natalie Sherer^

^indicates member of Artful Song

 

Spring 2019

Autism Advocacy Series: Rockaway Beach and Manhattan

In April 2019, Lynx Project brought music from the Autism Advocacy Series to Rockaway Beach and Manhattan, in conjunction with Rockaway Beach Autism Families and the Rockaway Artists Alliance. Lynx Project had the opportunity to share these songs with the Rockaway Beach Autism Families, and to enjoy artwork and performances from this community. It was a beautiful afternoon of camaraderie, new friendships, powerful art, and beautiful voices. The following day, Lynx Project took these songs to an additional performance in Manhattan, for our East Coast supporters.

Where: Fort Tilden, Rockaway Beach, NYC & 244 Rehearsal Studios, 244 54th Street, NYC
When: April 27th, 4pm and April 28th, 3pm
Admission: FREE

Photography by Maureen Kahn

April 27th Facebook event

April 28th Facebook event

Program included the following:

"Beautiful small things" by Emily Cooley

From "Seven Songs" by Tariq Al-Sabir
People wish for love
I love sharing hugs
In the dark night
Sixth extinction
Peace has life in the forest

From "Six Songs" by Travis Reynolds
In the dark night
People wish for love
Hope
A life with a voice

From "My light, my mind, and my dreams" by Joel David Balzun
I. Golden Moment
VII. This is my voice

Great Camelot by Juliana Hall

"Neatest Friend Z" by Travis Reynolds

 
 

Performers:

Steven Humes, tenor

Caitleen Kahn, soprano

Sun-Ly Pierce, mezzo-soprano

Chloë Schaaf, mezzo-soprano

Florence Mak, piano

 

Spring 2019

Autism Advocacy Series World Premiere 2018-19

Lynx Project’s 2018-19 Autism Advocacy Project set the words of three individuals with autism to music in newly commissioned art songs. Luke, Michael and Kenta are between the ages of 9-17 and are primarily non-verbal, but communicate by pointing to letters on a board in a process called the Rapid Prompting Method.

This year’s world premiere event was hosted by Sycamore High School on March 2nd, 2019.

Where: Sycamore High School Auditorium, Montgomery, OH
When: March 2nd, 7pm

Photography by Mairead Kahn

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Composers:

Tariq Al-Sabir

Joel Balzun

Liberté-Anne Lymberiou

Travis Reynolds

Stephen Variames

Performers:

Simon Barrad, baritone

Keely Futterer, Soprano

Lauren McAllister, mezzo soprano

Stephen Variames, piano

Kseniia Barrad, piano

Megan Moore, mezzo soprano

Florence Mak, piano

Writers:

 

Spring 2019

Snapshots of Every Voice

How will YOU speak into the world today?

Lynx Project presented our first-ever concert in our new hometown of Chicago, IL! As part of our Snapshots of Every Voice series, we asked seven local artists to each program a set of songs that represent them as artists and the message they hope to share through their music. It was an unforgettable and intimate evening of song at one of Chicago’s most beautiful recital venues!

Composers featured included Franz Schubert, Enrique Granados, Lili Boulanger, Alma Mahler, Amy Beach, Juliana Hall, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Emily Cooley, and more. We experienced Korean art song, and there was a world premiere by local composer Ben Krause!

Where: PianoForte Studios, Chicago, IL
When: February 23rd, 7pm

Photography by Mairead Kahn

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Performers:

Olivia Doig, soprano

Christina Giuca, piano

Becky Guderian, soprano

Caitleen Kahn, soprano

JinUk Lee, baritone

Quinn Middleman, mezzo-soprano

Patrick Shelton, tenor

 

Fall 2018

Behind the Scenes

“As I left the concert, of the many things I took back, I carried with me pride and hope. This was the Lynx Project. A project of hope. A project of respect.”

*Read a review of this event here*

New this year, Lynx Project brought a special addition to their 2018-19 Autism Advocacy Project to Liberty Center in October. This workshop, entitled Behind the Scenes, brought together composers, performers, writers and their community to catch a preview of this year’s compositions and learn more about the process through which each song was written.

The Autism Advocacy Project sets the words of individuals with autism to music in newly commissioned art songs. This year, Luke, Kenta and Michael are between the ages of 9 and 17 and are primarily non-verbal, but communicate by pointing to letters on a board in a process called the Rapid Prompting Method.

Photography by Mairead Kahn

Press:
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Composers:

Tariq Al-Sabir

Joel Balzun

Liberté-Anne Lymberiou

Travis Reynolds

Stephen Variames

Performers:

Simon Barrad, baritone

Keely Futterer, Soprano

Lauren McAllister, mezzo soprano

Stephen Variames, piano

Kseniia Barrad, piano

Writers:

 

Fall 2018

Autism Advocacy Project at the Cincinnati Art Museum

In collaboration with their Autism Family Exploration Days, Lynx Project brought composers and performers from their 2018-19 Autism Advocacy Project to the art museum for a special inclusive and education event in October.

The Autism Advocacy Project sets the words of individuals with autism to music in newly commissioned art songs. This year, Luke, Kenta and Michael are between the ages of 9 and 17 and are primarily non-verbal, but communicate by pointing to letters on a board in a process called the Rapid Prompting Method.

Photography by Mairead Kahn

Press:
Pulse Journal
Lakota Newsletter

 
 

Composers:

Tariq Al-Sabir

Joel Balzun

Liberté-Anne Lymberiou

Travis Reynolds

Stephen Variames

Performers:

Simon Barrad, baritone

Keely Futterer, soprano

Lauren McAllister, mezzo soprano

Stephen Variames, piano

Kseniia Barrad, piano

Writers:

 

Fall 2018

Tafelmusik

Lynx Project’s 2018 season opener took place at Taft’s Ale House in Over the Rhine! With 15 performers, drink specials and great food, this evening of beautiful music was the perfect way to kick off another great year of song.

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Performers:

Nicolette Book, soprano

Stephen Hanna, baritone

Eric Heatley, baritone

Maddy Jentsch, soprano

Christina Kerstan, soprano

Laura LeVoir, soprano

Lauren McAllister, mezzo-soprano

DeRon McDaniel, baritone

Heidi Middendorf, soprano

Maria Miller, soprano

Teresa Perrotta, soprano

Lydia Pion, soprano

Mike Young, baritone

Bryan Banowetz, piano

Ahyoung Jung, piano

Fall 2017

Autism Advocacy Project

Lynx Project’s 2017 Autism Advocacy Project set the words of four individuals with autism to music in newly commissioned art songs. RyanRithikSameer, and Rahul are between the ages of 12-17 and are primarily non-verbal, but communicate by pointing to letters on a board in a process called the Rapid Prompting Method.

Press:
Pulse Journal
Lakota Newsletter

 
 

Writers:

 

Fall 2017

Snapshots of Every Voice

Lynx Project asked six Cincinnati-based artists to create a program of art song based on one simple question: what would you like to speak into the world through music? 

The result was an intimate and unforgettable evening of song hosted at the stunning Greenwich House Gallery. 

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Simon Barrad, baritone

Madeline Jentsch, soprano

Lauren McAllister, mezzo-soprano

Megan Slack, soprano

Matthew Umphreys, piano

Stephen Variames, piano

Spring 2017

La Serata Musicale

Join Lynx Project for an evening of Italian songs by your favorite Italian composers! Hosted by Kensington Congregational Church, this program features many of Italy's most-renowned opera composers--including Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Bellini--in the intimate idiom of art song. Come lose yourself for an hour in the dramatic and passionate music of Italy, and then stick around to chat with the artists over Italian sweets. It's also the perfect way to spend the night before Mother's Day!

Want to make an evening of it? Kensington Congregational Church Men's Club is hosting a pre-concert Italian Supper! Dinner will start at 6:00pm and be held in the church Parish Hall. 

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Steven Humes, tenor

Caitleen Kahn, soprano

Garrett Obrycki, baritone

Florence Mak, piano

Spring 2017

Snapshots of Every Voice

Lynx Project asked five Eastman students and graduates to create a program of art song based on one simple question: what would you like to speak into the world through music? We wanted to create a concert amplifying oft overlooked voices of young artists and empower them to use their art to speak up for society’s underrepresented voices.

The result was an intimate and unforgettable evening of song hosted at Reformation Lutheran Church. 

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Liliana Natalie Buickians, soprano

Sun-Ly Pierce, mezzo-soprano

Nathaniel McEwen, tenor

Keely Futterer, soprano

Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano

Gloria Kim, piano

Florence Mak, piano

Fall 2016

Voices from Beyond the Grave

Join us on November 5th at 7pm for a evening of spooky art song at St. Thomas Episocal Church! We are very excited to be returning to Cincinnati for yet another art song recital. Following the recital, we invite you to join us at 50W Brewing Co. for a Halloween reception. A percentage of the proceeds from 50W will help to support our future endeavors. 

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Steven Humes, tenor

Caitleen Kahn, soprano

Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano

Florence Mak, piano

 

Be sure to take a look at what’s coming up next

 
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