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Lyric Arts Trio to bring Shakespeare to life

Lyric Arts Trio to bring

Shakespeare to life


Canton, Mo. – The Lyric Arts Trio, from Kansas City, Mo., will be


The performance will take place on Tuesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. in

the Merillat Chapel at the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center. This

performance is open to the public.

The Trio will focus on compositions that have been derived from the

works of William Shakespeare, featuring several British and American

composers, such as Thomas Arne’s "When Daisies Pied," and Charles

Griffin’s "So, We’ll Go No More A Rowing."

The Trio will also play selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side

Story, a modern day telling of the Shakespeare classic, Romeo and

Juliet, including "Tonight," "Somewhere," and "I Feel


The Trio is a professional cast featuring Suzanne Hillis Ackin,

soprano, a Kansas City native who has been in recital throughout the

country. Ackin also offers private voca1 instruction and frequents as

the vocal director for area high school productions. Ackin has been with

the Lyric Arts Trio since 1996.


Elena Lence Talley is a clarinetist and the founder of the Lyric Arts

Trio. Talley has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric

Opera Orchestra of Kansas City, and several other local ensembles.

Talley has instructed courses at Emporia State University and

Mid-America Nazarene University.

Daniel Velicer, piano, is an active performer who has appeared

regularly with the Kansas City Symphony, the outreach program of the

Kansas City Ballet, and the Lyric Arts Trio. Velicer has served as a

fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and now serves on the faculty of the

Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory.

For more information, contact Judy Garkie at 573-288-6413

"A Shakespeare Festival" on the Culver-Stockton Campus.