November 26, 2016

St. James Cathedral was filled to capacity Nov. 12, with an enthusiastic crowd waiting to hear chamber music featuring musicians of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. This is the third year that Lyric Unlimited has sponsored performances of chamber music linked to the opera se...

We like to celebrate in our orchestra; birthdays, retirements, weddings, births and yearly, the end of the opera season.  In early spring, before we all go our separate ways, Sir Andrew Davis gathers orchestra and staff for an elegant dinner at Coco Pazzo on Hubbard St...

February 1, 2016

Lyric Opera’s Youth Opera Council attended a portion of an orchestra rehearsal for the Domingo/Martinez Gala. Afterwards they were welcomed into the pit by numerous members of the orchestra who demonstrated instruments and answered questions. This bright, articulate gr...

December 12, 2015

Channing Philbrick, Co-Assistant Principal Trumpet, doubles in Bel Canto on trumpet and pututo, a maring conch shell fitted with a wooden mouthpiece.  Its otherworldly sound arcs out over the audience like an ancient siren.  Composer Jimmy Lopez owns the two pututos Ch...

November 25, 2015

Walt Preucil, cello and William Koehler, piano

 "...a great way to showcase the many talented members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra.  Many congratulations to all for a spectacular concert!"

     Mark Riggleman, Director of Education, Lyric Opera of Chicago...

November 2, 2015

There is something that attracts musicians to marathons.  At least half a dozen members of our orchestra have run a marathon over the years, some multiple marathons. Our dynamic Principal Flutist Marie Tachouet (or Mimi as we know her) has run three and ran her first C...

Doug Waddell with PSG alumni, June 7, 2015 

Where do you find Doug Waddell, assistant principal percussionist at Lyric Opera, when he’s not playing glockenspiel, snare drum, xylophone, bass drum, triangle, cymbals, castanets, maracas, tambourine, gongs, chimes, timpani,...

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