Lyric Music & More: September 8

With Labor Day behind us and school back in session in one form or another, it’s time to say “So Long, Farewell” to summer. And who better to lead us into the fall season than one of the great home-schoolers in musical theater, Maria Rainer, and the von Trapp children from The Sound of Music? A heartwarming story of resourcefulness and inspiration in the face of uncertain circumstances, The Sound of Music gives us a lot to relate to these days. We hope you enjoy this clip from Lyric’s 2014 production of one America’s most treasured musicals.

Plus, get to know Heather Headley, one of the stars of For the Love of Lyric on September 13, hear a piece from composer Missy Mazzoli, find out about Enrique Mazzola’s favorite cocktail, and test your knowledge with a quiz from WFMT.

Excerpt from Lyric's The Sound of Music — "So Long, Farewell"

The original Nala

Heather Headley sings

Did you know Heather Headley performed the role of Nala in the original cast of the Broadway musical The Lion King? Enjoy a clip of Headley singing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” and get excited for her starring role in For the Love of Lyric, premiering September 13.

Feel the love

Music in the shape of a solar system

Missy Mazzoli: Orbiting Spheres

Missy Mazzoli, the Grammy-nominated composer who has been called “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart" (Time Out New York) wanted to write a piece in the shape of a solar system. Hear a socially distanced performance of her piece Orbiting Spheres by Yale Symphony Orchestra.

Blast off

Lyric’s music director designate will take the reins in the 2021/22 Season

Patter Up: Enrique Mazzola

Deep dish or thin crust? Find out Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola's pizza preferences and more, in a fun 60-second interview.

Meet Enrique

A quizzical triumph!

A musical quiz from WFMT

Do you mostly watch movies for the soundtracks? Then you’ll ace this quiz from WFMT, matching musical quotes to their movies.

Take the quiz
I don't look at music from the standpoint of being a musician; I look at it from the standpoint of being a human being.


Herbie Hancock

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