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Amy Hess & Fulton Music Society

When not performing at Lyric or Grant Park, violist Amy Hess can be found teaching students within her private studio and is also on...

Teaching on Zoom

“Nope, I still can’t hear you.” “You’re on mute!!” “Your camera isn’t on.” “My internet is out.” These are the primary hurdles we have...

Pet of the Month: Yantar

Yantar, impeccably dressed for his next concert If stress, separation anxiety and chronic bowel disease were a cat, you would have...

Over $48,000 Raised at Ukraine Benefit Concert

Last Saturday evening St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Chicago was filled with musicians, dignitaries, press and a full house...

"A Prayer in Darkness"

Alan Hovhaness’ “Prayer of St. Gregory” features our Principal Trumpet, Bill Denton. The piece was composed as an intermezzo for...

We Stand with Ukraine

As news of the war in Ukraine broke, Principal Bassoon Preman Tilson pondered how our orchestra could do something to help. The answer...

Benefit Concert: We Stand with Ukraine

Save the date! Join the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra at a concert to benefit Ukraine. The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and Kyiv...

An Interview with Maestra Eun Sun Kim

Neil Kimel recently sat down with the conductor of Tosca, Eun Sun Kim, to discuss music, conducting and her time at Lyric Opera of...

Artist Spotlight: Chuck Webb

Sam and Chuck Chuck Webb, rhythm section bassist for Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones, was recently interviewed by LOC...

Liam Sings from the Wings

The Shepherd’s solo in Tosca is a hauntingly lovely melody sung offstage at the beginning of Act Three. We are fortunate this year to...

Pet of the Month: Bagel!

Bagel is the most lovable and trusting rescue dog you will probably ever meet. She is known for her epic smiles, frog legs, and hugs. She...

The 2021 Cookie Exchange: Smackdown

How many cookies is too many? No one knows, but with 16 people taking part in the Lyric Orchestra Ladies' Cookie Exchange we tiptoed up...

Maestro's Insights

Maestro Jordan de Souza brought terrific energy and enthusiasm to the podium conducting Florencia en el Amazonas. He sat down with some...

Hey Baby!

Fritz Foss (Assistant Principal/Utility Horn) with his wife Sarah, son Gus, and newest addition Josephine who arrived June 25th.

The Sweetest Book for Opera Fans Is Here

During the forced downtime of the pandemic our 2nd horn Neil Kimel and his wife mezzo-soprano Susan Platts embarked on a baking journey...

Opening Night!

Da Flutes! Alyce Johnson (Flute/Piccolo) and Mimi Tachouet (Principal) After 18 months away, we are thrilled to be back, performing again...

Interview with Maestro Mazzola, part II

Photo credit: Laura Miller Boen This is a continuation of an interview we had with our incoming Music Director. You can read the first...

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