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.

4th Chamber Concert – February 3 & 4

Salami to Schnitzel

Belladonna Baroque Quartet

The Baroque ensemble Belladonna was founded in St. Paul Mn in 1993 and has since performed in festivals and music series around the globe. The group was featured on National Public Radio’s Performance Today, Pittsburgh’s WQED-FM classical music station, WGBH Boston, as well as the nationally syndicated radio program Harmonia. Series performances have included appearances at Seattle Early Music Guild, National Music Museum (Vermillion S.D.), the Renaissance and Baroque Society (Pittsburgh), Early Music Now (Milwaukee). They’ve toured extensively in Brazil, performed in the Regensburg Early Music Festival in Germany, and made their New York debut in Merkin Hall. Their critically acclaimed Folias Festivas CD was re-released on the Dorian label. The quartet, which features Rebecca Humphrey, baroque cello, Margaret Humphrey, baroque violin, Barbara Weiss, harpsichord, and Clea Galhano, recorder, has received wide recognition for their vibrant and innovative interpretations of familiar works and their colorful arrangements of little-known pieces. Belladonna was a 10 year artist-in-residence ensemble for the Schubert Club of St. Paul, as well as Class Notes Artists in Residence for Minnesota Public Radio, presenting outreach educational programs to children in public schools around the state.

The four-woman chamber ensemble Belladonna presented a program of 17th century folias in witty arrangements…in performances that were high profile, fantastically colored and just plain hot. Their flashy rhythmic play and daredevil divisions drove the audience into fits. Belladonna reminded us that early music, however historically informed, is as quirky, improvisatory and fresh as jazz.” -Boston Globe

with Clea Galhano, recorder
Margaret Humphrey, baroque violin
Rebecca Humphrey, baroque cello
Barbara Weiss, harpsichord

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
7:00 pm
St. Edward the Confessor Episcopal Church, Wayzata, MN.

Friday, February 4th, 2022
12:00 p.m.  

Live-streamed only

*This concert will be replacing the previously scheduled chamber concert, Recorder Fireworks*

NEXT CHAMBER LIVE-STREAM:
Friday, February 4th, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m (CST)
(The live-stream will be viewable to ticket holders through 2/11)

HOW TO WATCH:
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3rd Chamber Concert – January 20 & 21

Joy Reimagined

Members of Lyra with guest Chloe Fedor present a string quartet concert featuring Franz Joseph Haydn’s radiant String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2, and works by Saint-George and Brunetti.

Chloe Fedor and Marc Levine, violin
Yvonne Smith, viola
Eva Lymenstull, cello

Thursday, January 20, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN.

Friday, January 21, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only

NEXT CHAMBER LIVE-STREAM:
Friday, January 21, 2021 @ 12 p.m. (CST)
(The live-stream will be viewable to ticket holders through 1/28)

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

IF YOU’RE HAVING TROUBLE WATCHING: 
CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO THE VIDEO