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Keynote Speech and Residency at Utah State University/Master Class at BYU

I will be in residence at Utah State University in Logan, UT, from March 20-21, 2018. The evening of March 20th I will give the Keynote Address for The Center for Women & Gender. I will also coach students and faculty on my songs, culminating in a concert of my music the evening of March 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Russell/Wanless Performance Hall at USU.
I then travel to Provo, UT, to conduct a Master Class on my songs at Brigham Young University between 5-7 pm the evening of March 22, 2018.

Words & Music to present "Are Women People?"

On March 11, 2018 at 4 pm, the outstanding vocal quartet Words & Music will present a unique concert featuring Lori's Are Women People?, a cycle for SATB vocal quartet and Piano four hands.
The structure of this concert is quite unique:
Guests are given a program with the texts and extra space to write their thoughts/ questions — and a glass of wine.
Once everybody is seated, Lori will give background about the piece and the texts.
Words & Music will perform the entire cycle.
There will be a break for refreshments and conversation, followed by questions and answers. Specific moments of the piece might also be explored.
Words & Music will then repeat the performance.
Are Women People? was commissioned in 2016 by The Howard Hanson Institute for American Music at The Eastman School of Music and the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State. The cycle sets the poetry of Alice Duer Miller, excerpts from a speech by Susan B. Anthony and The 19th Amendment. 
The premiere performance took place at Eastman on March 5, 2017. This performance will mark the DC area premiere.
The wonderful performers are soprano Melissa Coombs, mezzo-soprano Kyle Engler, tenor Joseph Regan, baritone Heim and pianists Virginia Sircy and Daniel Lau.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.



Natalie Mann and Jeff Panko perform songs of Lori Laitman and Richard Pearson Thomas on Hawaii Public Radio

Natalie Mann and Jeffrey Panko were winners of the recent Art Song Competition for Hawaii Public Radio. As a result, their performances of songs by Lori Laitman and Richard Pearson Thomas, were broadcast on HPR.
Click here, then click on Art Song Contest Winners (Feb. 3, 2018), to stream or download.

The Scarlet Letter featured on WWFM's Sunday Opera Broadcast with Michael Kownacky

The Scarlet Letter will be the featured opera to be broadcast on on January 28, 2018 at 3 pm EST.

To listen live, click here.


David Osenberg interviews Lori Laitman for his award-winning Cadenza show

In October 2017, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by David Osenberg, host of the award-winning show Cadenza. The interview will air on January 25, 2018 at 10 pm EST. You can listen live by clicking here, or listen at your convenience, starting on January 26, 2018, by clicking here