The Theatre has been booming! The beginning of the month was kicked off with an amazing recital by Rochester native Tobias Greenhalgh, a young baritone virtuoso, accompanied by Michael Brofman. The next day, Mr. Greenhalgh shared his expertise with several singers in a vocal master class co-sponsored by RLO and Roberts Wesleyan College.
The next weekend, a Ukrainian bass, Stefan Szkafarowski, drew a large crowd to a tribute concert for a Ukrainian singer who lost his life too early, Vasil Slipak. Mr. Szkafarowski was joined by Susan Cotroneo, Trio Slava, and area Ukrainian Church Choirs.
The third weekend an open Community Voice Recital was held, giving Rochester singers, practiced and aspiring alike, an opportunity to perform in a beautiful hall with a professional accompanist. All in attendance had a wonderful time.
Both the Rochester School of the Deaf and The School of the Arts held large celebratory events during the following week, bringing many new visitors to the crown jewel of the Neighborhood of the Arts, the Lyric Theatre.
The fourth weekend, Gossamer Edge, a trio for voice, flute and piano, performed a “Garden of Delights” – gorgeous music on themes of roses, nightingales, and lush greenery, featuring the poetry of notable Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore. The next day was the Angelone and LaDue voice competitions, culminating in the Finalists’ Concert and announcement of the winners. Congratulations to all!
The final weekend, RLO presents a fully-staged Sondheim revue, “You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow,” featuring a talented cast and small ensemble. There is a lot to love about October at the Lyric Theatre!