Upcoming Concert: Zoom Concert VII

Bowing and Fretting in the Baroque

An exploration of bowed, fretted instruments presented by Julie Elhard. See how these instruments compare in what they look like and sound like in a recital of music from Ortiz (1553) to Telemann.

with Julie Elhard, treble viol, lirone, violone & bass viol 
Paul Boehnke, harpsichord

FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 7pm  |  Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 11am  
|  Live via Zoom

The concert link will be emailed to ticket holders one week before the event.

Season Chamber Concert V: Live Stream Rescheduled for May 1st!

Note: due to some minor production delays this concert will be Live Streamed on May 1st (instead of April 17th)

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: “The Most Accomplished Man in Europe” – John Adams

Who was Joseph Bologne? Imagine the combined talents of Muhammed Ali and Prince, then add a rags to riches backstory not unlike Alexander Hamilton and you’ll be close. Widely acclaimed as the greatest fencer of his generation, Bologne was a virtuoso violinist and classical composer renowned for his superlative finesse and artistry. Our April concert features music written by and dedicated to this barrier-breaking Afro-European composer.

with Lucinda Marvin, Marc Levine, & Theresa Elliott, violin
Ginna Watson, viola
Tulio Rondón, cello
Tami Morse & Jacques Ogg, harpsichord

SATURDAY, MAY 1ST 11:00 AM | Live Streamed

The concert link will be emailed to ticket holders one week before the event.

CHAMBER CONCERTS I, II, III & IV • AVAILABLE TO STREAM!

German Music, Italian Echoes:
Music by Platti & J. S. Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was as German as one might expect a Lutheran organist to be. But his music was undeniably and irreversibly influenced by Italian music he encountered in the middle of his career. Giovanni Platti, a native of Padua, was among the many celebrated musicians who emigrated from Italy to work in courts around Germany. In March, Lyra presents chamber music by both these composers to show similarities in style as well as highlight their distinct personalities.

Marc Levine, violin
Tulio Rondón, cello
Tami Morse, harpsichord

Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:00 AM (CST, Chicago)
The streaming link will be emailed to ticket holders one week before the event.

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Jacques Ogg from Home: Cellebroederskapel in Maastricht,
The Netherlands

In January our concert comes from Maastricht in The Netherlands, set along the banks of the Meuse river. Lyra’s artistic director, Jacques Ogg brings us a special solo performance from the Cellebroederskapel. This chapel was built in 1512 as an addition to the monastery established in 1360. More recently it’s where a young Jacques used to practice the organ. From this beautiful town of medieval streets and buildings we’ll hear the music of Froberger, Frescobaldi, and other relatively new-fangled composers of the 17th century.

JACQUES OGG, harpsichord

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021 11AM (CST, Chicago) 

The concert will be available to watch with ticket-holder password until June 30, 2021.

HOW TO WATCH:
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IF YOU’RE HAVING TROUBLE WATCHING: 
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Or if you’ve misplaced your password please get in touch and we’ll be happy to resend it to you. You can contact us at: tami@lyrabaroque.org

HOW TO WATCH:
Enter the password you received with your ticket purchase in the video player.

IF YOU’RE HAVING TROUBLE WATCHING: 
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Or if you’ve misplaced your password please get in touch and we’ll be happy to resend it to you. You can contact us at: tami@lyrabaroque.org

The concert will be available to watch with ticket-holder password until June 30, 2021.

French Dreams & Games

We’re all familiar with music for dancing, and music for singing, but what about music for playtime, or music for sleep? In December we enjoy the music of France during the reigns of Louis XIV and XV; when dance was king, or at least the king was a dancer, and music and dance extended to all the activities of life from epic to mundane.  Featuring music by Marin Marais, Antoine Dornel, and Jean-Marie Leclair.

with MIRIAM SCHOLZ-CARLSON & MARC LEVINE, violin
JULIE ELHARD, viola da gamba
PAUL BOEHNKE, harpsichord

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020 11AM (Available to watch now until June 2021)

Italian Trios: A Trip from Venice to Amsterdam

Italy holds a pre-eminent role in the story of baroque music as we know it. New techniques and genres, as well as composers themselves spread from Italy across Europe in waves with each successive generation throughout the baroque era. Our first concert this season follows these Iberian trends and trend setters and the interchange between two cultural capitols: Venice and Amsterdam. Including music by Vivaldi, Vitali, and Rossi.

with GINNA WATSON & THERESA ELLIOTT, violin
TULIO RONDÓN & CHARLES ASCH, cello
DONALD LIVINGSTON, harpsichord

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 11AM  (Available to watch now until June 2021)

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2020-2021 SEASON TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

This season Lyra brings you baroque music through 21st century technology
with 6 Chamber Music Concerts and 9 Zoom Concerts, all available virtually.