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March 21, 2021

Press Release

What makes the online concerts of new American classical music so special?

In March 2021, Lyrica Classic, with the Maryland State Arts Council’s support, introduce new organ and sacred vocal music to the audience in a virtual setting in two parts with a live broadcast from three countries and three churches on March 28 and April 25 on YouTube Live.

The project features the works by two contemporary composers: American-Belgian composer Emmanuel Dubois and Israeli-American composer Eli Tamar.The program of the online concert Organ Apotheosis will include works written on the texts of Catholic and Orthodox prayers: “Prayer for Peace,” “Canticum Fratris Solis,” “Our Father” by composer Ellie Tamar, as well as an Organ Sonata and “Ave Maria” by composer Emmanuel Dubois.

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December 3, 2020

Joint Press Release

Lyrica Classic Entertainment, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, is pleased to announce the joint artistic and virtual cultural project Spread New Music to the World to acquaint Russian audiences with the modern American classical music of the American-Belgian composer Emmanuel Dubois and present his oratorio “Requiem for the Fallen.” The performance of this oratorio in Russia, composed in memory of the victims of wars, is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Second World War’s victory.  

Lyrica Classic Entertainment в сотрудничестве с посольством США в Москве рады объявить о

создании совместного художественного и культурного виртуального проекта «Распространяя новую

музыку по миру», цель которого – познакомить российскую аудиторию с современной американской классической музыкой американо-бельгийского композитора Эммануэля Дюбуа и представить его ораторию «Реквием по павшим». Исполнение этой оратории в России, написанной в память о жертвах воин, посвящено 75-летию победы во Второй мировой войне.

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October 31, 2020

Spread New Music to the World

We are happy to announce the “Spread new music to the world” project – a collaborative artistic and cultural program between Russia and the United States with the support of the US Embassy in Moscow. The project intends to enrich the audience and features the novel American masterpiece “Requiem for the fallen” by Emmanuel Dubois. Driven by the mission to unite nations through the music and amazing experience of working together with top caliber artists from other countries, this endeavor will provide a unique opportunity for young professionals from art-oriented educational institutes in Russia to be part of the preparation process of the project, interact with the composer and established artists, and see orchestration processes as well as how music comes alive in all complexity and diversity.

We will also be hosting multiple webinars with a lineup of esteemed and established conductors, composers, and other musicians to advise on succeeding in today’s classical music industry in a live virtual setting. A Q&A session will follow each discussion with a language interpreter available to assist in each session.

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October 2, 2019

Requiem for the Fallen at Carnegie Hall

It was after a chance encounter in 2015 in Washington, D.C., with the soprano and founder of the non-profit company Lyrica Classic, Yulia Petrachuk, that Emmanuel Dubois decided to compose almost exclusively for voice. As Emmanuel noted, “Yulia’s unique talent as a singer and actress prompted me to conceive of a new music project, and I imagined a large piece with choir and orchestra to commemorate the centennial of the end of World War I, with Yulia as soloist.” But by an incredible twist of fate, and most tragically, on March 22, 2016, the terrorist attack at Brussels airport in Zaventem killed and maimed scores of people. Among the victims was Dubois’ longtime friend and neighbor, André Adam, former ambassador of Belgium to the U.S. and the United Nations. André died instantaneously in the bombing, and his wife was grievously injured. The tragedy and sadness of this attack more than anything else galvanized Dubois’ energy, and the next two years were devoted almost exclusively to the composition of the 45-minute oratorio “Requiem for the Fallen.” It is a tribute to his lost friend and composed in memory of all victims of war and violence; a call for peace and understanding. It is about that which is most precious to our humanity: mutual respect. In June 2018 the oratorio premiered in the church of Saint Clare, France, by a community orchestra. It was touching to notice most of the young musicians had a parent or relative who perished in WWI.

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July 20, 2019

The Love Letters at Carnegie Hall

On July 11th, 2019 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Lyrica Classic Entertainment presented the mono-opera The Love Letters by Ukrainian composer Vitaly Hubarenko.

The opera was performed about 17 times while the composer was alive and only few times after he died in 2000. Such a small number is due to significant difficulties in the soprano part, which requires perfect intonation, vocal technique, and excellent acting skills. Within sopranos who performed this piece are such accomplished singers as Evgeniya Miroshnichenko, Galina Pisarenko, and other known artists.