Founded in 1987 by the pianist Mariel Bossert, Lyrica Chamber Music is a not-for-profit concert series based in Chatham Township, New Jersey. For over thirty years, Lyrica has brought musicians of national and even international renown to Morris County audiences, and has synthesized a broad range of musical activity into its mission. Ongoing projects have included an annual Young Composer’s Competition, large ensemble concerts with the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra, masterclasses in area schools, educational Interactive Performances for underserved audiences, and partnerhips with local nonprofits and other community organizations.
The Sundays@3pm concert series has long been hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township on Southern Blvd., beloved for its stunning acoustic that are both warm and clear. Lyrica remains committed to providing the highest quality chamber music for the lowest possible price, and depends on the generosity of its supporters. Lyrica has consistently provided opportunities for young artists and composers to work alongside established colleagues. Currently serving as Co-Artistic Directors are pianist David Kaplan and cellist Ani Kalayjian. Previous artistic directors include composer/conductor Adam D. Waite and violinist Laura Bossert.