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Welcome Heesoo Kim, Principal Clarinet

by Melissa Trier Kirk Heesoo won the Principal Clarinet position with us last summer and started playing here in the fall. He graciously...

Summer Postcards

By Melissa Trier Kirk The summer found some of our orchestra members scattered around the globe performing and teaching while others...

Playing for the Ukrainian Children

Susan Warner, Acting Principal Clarinet, and Ian Hallas, Principal Bass, demonstrating their instruments for the group Neil Kimel, horn...

Full Circle

Olivia as Gretel, StaatsoperHamburg, Germany 2022 Soprano Olivia Boen, daughter of Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra violinist Laura Miller...

Weirdest Gig I've Played

When I was in music school in New York City, some friends and I played most weekends on the streets of Manhattan for spare change (and...

Aria Ready for Dessert?

If you are looking for the perfect gift for that special someone who loves music and baking, look no further! Created by mezzo-soprano...

Santa Fe Opera Welcomes Ian Hallas

I recently had a chance to sit down with Lyric Opera Principal Bassist, Ian Hallas to discuss his recent success in winning the Principal...

"The Strangest Gig I've Ever Played"

The strangest gig I ever played was for a music video while I was living in Los Angeles. Let me elaborate... Back in early February of...

A Teacher in Two Cities

For many professional orchestral musicians, teaching in their primary cities is a normal part of their career choice. However, fewer...

A Link in a Musical Chain

For cellist Walter Preucil, teaching is an essential part of life. He has taught privately in his Schaumburg home since he joined the...

Verdi Isn't the Only One Who Is 'Green'

Rebecca with Principal Trumpet Bill Denton Lyric’s 2022-23 season is full of well-known and beloved operas: Hansel and Gretel, Le Comte...

Pet of the Month: Daisy

Daisy and Frisk In July 2021, Frisk lost Maizie, his beloved canine companion of many years. After a few months of grieving, we started...

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