Announcing Lyra’s 2021-2022 Season!

Join us for 4 Orchestra Concerts and 8 Chamber Concerts of beautiful baroque music, either in-person or via our livestream!

Lyra Baroque Orchestra is committed to the safety of our musicians and our audience. Please take a moment to read our Covid-19 Health and Safety Policy before attending a performance.

Season Orchestra Concert IV – June 10 & 11

Venice of the North

A bustling center of commerce and culture, Amsterdam has for centuries been known as the “Venice of the North.” The connections between the two cities extend beyond their similar layout of islands and canals. The printing industry of Amsterdam, famous for its quality, led Venetian composers like Albinoni and Vivaldi to have their works printed in this Dutch city. Italian virtuosos like Locatelli moved to Amsterdam to live and work too. For this concert the tradition of Italian music being edited and adapted in Holland continues with a concerto by Mancini, created for Cléa Galhano based on a sonata for recorder and basso continuo by Wim ten Have (Amsterdam, 1929).

Cléa Galhano, recorder

Friday, June 10, 2022 
5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

Saturday, June 11, 2022 
5:30 pm & 7:30 pm*
Sundin Hall, Saint Paul, MN
*The 7:30 pm concert on Saturday will be live-streamed

NEXT ORCHESTRA LIVE-STREAM:
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022 @ 7:30 p.m. (CST)
(The live-stream will be viewable to ticket holders through 6/18)

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The Birds of Spring

June 15th

6:30–9:00 PM

The University Club
420 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN

RSVP by June 3

Celebrate summer’s approaching arrival with crisp champagne, delectable desserts, and of course – marvelous music! Featuring Lyra artists Curtis Foster (oboe and recorder), Tami Morse (harpsichord), Theresa Elliott and Ginna Watson (violin), Steve Staruch (viola), Charles Asch (cello), and Sara Thompson (bass) in works by Albinoni, Couperin, and more!

Proceeds from the event support the Jacques Ogg Artistic Fund. This special fund gives Lyra’s artistic director flexibility to explore bold artistic possibilities and pursue new dreams.

June 26th

2:30–5:00 PM

St. Edward The Confessor Church
865 N Ferndale Rd, Wayzata, MN

RSVP by June 10

Season Chamber Concert VII – May 19 & 20

B+A+C+H

This program begins with a suite of Bach arias for soprano with obbligato flute and violin. The premier of a cantata by Paul Jacobson concludes the concert. The new work, B+A+C+H – Lament to Jubilation, incorporates the BACH theme (Bb-A-C-B), which has been employed by composers from the time of J.S. Bach to the present. The text of the cantata comprises paraphrases by Paul of Psalm 42 (“As the deer desires the waterbrooks. . .”) and of three poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. This poetry reflects the fears and joys of our present day realities and dreams.

Anna Christofaro, soprano
Paul Jacobson and Immanuel Davis, traversi 
Marc Levine, violin
Julie Elhard, viola da gamba
Donald Livingston, harpsichord

Thursday, May 19, 2022 
7:00 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN.

Friday, May 20, 2022 
12:00 p.m.
live-streamed only

This concert is co-presented with the Bach Society of Minnesota, as part of the Minnesota Bach Festival.

NEXT CHAMBER LIVE-STREAM:
FRIDAY, May 20th, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. (CST)
(The live-stream will be viewable to ticket holders through 5/27)

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