• Melissa Trier Kirk, viola

‘Tis the Season of Giving

It gives us great joy to join our wonderful Lyric Opera Stage Artist colleagues to give back to our community. Bringing holiday cheer and favorite seasonal music to local nursing home residents has become a cherished tradition. Most of the residents we perform for can no longer venture out to concerts and are grateful to have live music brought to them. Many thanks to chorus member Pam Williams for her brilliant organizing and coordination.

"The past which is not recoverable in any other way is embedded, as if in amber, in the music, and people can regain a sense of identity. . ." — Oliver Sacks

At Hartwell Place

Bing Jing Yu (violin), Karl Davies (violin here, viola in the pit), Sonia Mantell (cello) and Melissa Trier Kirk (viola)

At The Merion In Evanston

Top row: Rachel Holzhausen, Tom Potter, Reid Taylor, Amy Hess, Bing Jing Yu, Irene Radetzky, Sonia Mantell Bottom row: Cathleen Dunn, Nick Ward, Marie Sokolova, Pam Williams

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