About Lyra

The Lyra Baroque Orchestra brings a rare freshness, color, and dimension to the glorious music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through its performances on period instruments. The region’s only baroque orchestra, Lyra combines the talents of renowned local early music specialists and international guest artists, under the inspiring artistic leadership of Jacques Ogg. The orchestra prides itself on being unusually accessible to audiences through captivating, relevant performances and educational programs that inspire future generations of musicians.

Whether you’ve been coming to Lyra concerts for the past thirty seasons or are looking forward to your first concert this year, we welcome you as an audience member, a donor, or a volunteer!

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Our Music

Our People

Our History (coming soon)

Our Mission

To inspire and enrich the community through exceptional performances of baroque music on historic instruments.

Our Vision

To be an internationally recognized baroque orchestra whose engaging and relevant performances promote a thriving early music community.

Our Values


We strive to perform at a consistently high level, seeking continuous improvement and creativity in our music and operations.


We value joyful music-making on period instruments, which bring authenticity and vibrancy to our performances.


We respect and appreciate each other’s time, talent, knowledge, expertise, and input. We listen and talk, remembering that communication goes both ways.


We act with care and integrity, using our resources well to advance a dynamic organization.