For years Daron has kept his performances as a singer strictly offstage, but, as a special rare treat, he'll accompany himself at the piano in his "Elegy for Ray Charles," from the song cycle Songs of Experience.
Intersect is a bold, new venture celebrating the common DNA shared by music in all its forms and showcasing the phenomenal artistry of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Led by Philadelphia singer/songwriter, composer, and producer Andrew Lipke—in collaboration with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Music Director Dirk Brossé—every Intersect event is an innovative, multi-genre exploration of music’s numerous, yet sometimes subtle crossroads. Each concert features members of The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and several of the finest musicians from Philadelphia's diverse music community in solo performances, inventive collaborations, and world premieres of new compositions. Audiences at Intersect events are encouraged to challenge their conceptions of where one genre of music ends and another begins, while enjoying an unprecedented collaborative performance in the relaxed, informal atmosphere of the World Cafe Live. In juxtaposing seemingly polar styles, Intersect illuminates the intrinsic universality of musical expression.
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Leading up to the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia's performance of the Songbook: Concerto for Violin, with Strings, Harp, and Percussion, Daron and Gilda Lyons perform some of their own music and join composer / performer Andrew Lipke in performances of Bernstein, Gershwin, Lipke, folk music, and improv in a freewheeling club date presented by the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.