The Lyons Chamber Players will present your audience with a masterful performance that they won't soon forget.
The Lyons Chamber Players is available for concerts, educational programs, tours, and film music recordings.
We provide musicians, music prep, and tour services for orchestras, international tours, and Hollywood films. Our clients include Columbia Artists Management, Salute to Vienna, Opera a la Carte, and Russem Productions.
Whether you need bass clarinets in Chicago and L.A. who can sightread Petrushka or an F# didgeridoo with the right look in New York, we make sure your project is a success.
“Doug used his considerable ability as a contractor to provide me with solo caliber musicians at seemingly a moment's notice. These players from cities as far ranging as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, were required to perform an enormously broad amount of difficult repertoire with a new orchestra and nominal rehearsal time. To that end, Doug's list of colleagues is seemingly inexhaustible. - Columbia Artist's Management.
“Thank you so much, this would not have been possible without the two of you!!!” - Matthias Fletzberger (conductor, “Salute to Vienna East Coast tour”)
“I highly recommend the orchestra contracting of Douglas and Sayuri Lyons. They provided a high quality orchestra on only five days notice”
- Alexander Ruggieri (Music Director Opera a la Carte)
Below are samples of our live concert hall recordings.
*Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 1, is an original arrangement for 12 musicians, based on Brahms' own orchestration.
*Brahms Serenade No. 1, is an original arrangement based on Brahms' unpublished original chamber version. Written for 11 players, it combines bucolic intimacy with symphonic richness.
*The finale from Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, featuring horn, rather than the usual trumpet; a feat only previously recorded by horn virtuoso Barry Tuckwell.
**Spanish Festival, written in 2008 by American composer Ardell Hake, orchestrator for “The Simpsons” TV show. Its Hollywood style of orchestration can round off a program or be used in a children's concert as an introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.
Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll written for his wife’s birthday, shows a tender and expressive side of the composer rarely encountered in his operas. It is heard here in the composer’s original version for 13 instruments.
** The cadenza from Awaken, a concerto for EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) written in 1993 by composer Lennie Moore and performed here by music director Douglas Lyons. Awaken is at the cutting edge of contemporary experimental music, and yet accessible. The piece showcases the instrument's remarkable 8 octave range. Moore is a leading, California-based, composer of music for video games. “Awaken” is a contemporary crowd-pleaser!
* arranged by Lyons Chambers Players
** works commissioned by Lyons Chamber Players