November 6, 2019

Part I
By Channing Philbrick, trumpet


When you are a member of the Lyric Opera trumpet section you are one of three players. Every time you come to work you are sitting next to and working closely with the same people. I can honestly say that it was a real privilege to...

November 4, 2019

The Chicago area musical community has lost a dear friend and treasured colleague. Matt Mantell, violist, lost his battle with cancer on September 28.

Matt was one of the hardest working people you can imagine. He was Principal Viola in both the Elgin Symphony and Ill...

November 2, 2019

 Emmy!

When Lyric Opera Orchestra violinist Peter Labella and his wife, horn player and frequent Lyric sub Melanie Cottle, discovered 3 kittens in their tool shed, they knew the stray mom might not return if they allowed their curious grandchildren to play with them. De...

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