Vista Lirica founding members, L to R:
Neil Rynston, Eric Grossman, Lawrence Zoernig, Beth Levin, Frank Foerster
Vista Lirica is ensemble-in-residence at Greenwich House Music School. Founded in 2004, Vista Lirica is a chamber music collective with five core members. Vista Lirica’s musicians have garnered recognition as soloists and seasoned chamber musicians in the United States and abroad. As an ensemble, Vista Lirica captured the international spotlight following its December 2019 Greenwich House concert. (See review by The Strad, 3 January 2019.)
The name ‘Vista Lirica’ springs from Orpheus’ lyre and means ‘lyric view’, highlighting Nature as expressed through music and art. To that end, the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Schumann, Brahms and Fauré are well represented in Vista Lirica’s concerts.
The Romantics sounded a prescient alarm for balancing Nature and technology; its resonance has inspired Vista Lirica’s events, including collaborations with The Marine Conservation Institute and alternative energy activist Martin Vosseler. Vista Lirica’s Phase IV concerts will feature collaborations with greenhouse owners and Farm to Table Music.
Vista Lirica also maintains ongoing collaborations with contemporary neoromantic composers, most notably David Del Tredici, Steven Burke, Lowell Liebermann and Dalit Warshaw.
For audio files of the October 2019 and December 2019 performances and audio/visual files of previous performances, click here.