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ABOUT THE SHOW

As part of our mission, Lyric Theatre has presented a Discovery Series of semi-staged concerts, featuring light operas that were popular during their initial runs, but have fallen into obscurity since.

Garden of Treasures is inspired by the natural imagery and figurative language featured in song lyrics from the late-19th and early 20th Century, and this concert will feature works by a selection of influential BIPOC composers from the United States and around the world, such as Chiquinha Gonzaga, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Nicanor Abelardo.

We are also proud to partner with Stories for Solidarity, another local non-profit organization that has spent the pandemic beautifying downtown San Jose’s boarded up windows with colorful murals that celebrate our community’s diversity. Stories for Solidarity also provides urban gardening workshops and hosts community gardening events.

HOW TO LISTEN/WATCH

ENJOY AT HOME ON-DEMAND: In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this program is being produced specifically for streaming in high definition, with professional audio mastering and video quality. Audiences will be able to experience performances up close, from anywhere in the world.

LISTEN ON-THE-GO: In addition to making this program available to view, Lyric Theatre will also make selections from the show available to stream for free on audio platforms. 

NOTE: We are currently awaiting approval to invite audience members to our live taping on June 27. Stay tuned for more information.

Meet The Team

ASHA KELLY

Producer & Film Director

MICHAEL MOHAMMED

Music Director

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ALAN CHANG

Audio Engineer

TORIAN ALLEN

Director of Photography

DOREEN FINKELSTEIN

Assistant Producer

BRUCE HERMAN

Research Team,

Accompanist

PAUL ZAWILSKI

Research Team,

Accompanist

MIKOMI BAKER

Founder,

Stories for Solidarity