2019-2020 Season

A Lyra-Cal Midsummer Night Concert

Join your fellow music lovers to celebrate summer’s approaching end with a Lyra-cal concert of music accompanied by delicious food, drinks, and homemade ice cream! Lyra musicians Joseph Jones (dulcian), Julie Elhard (viola da gamba) and Tami Morse (harpsichord) present a midsummer night’s concert of music with friends, food, and frivolity.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 2019 | Home of Joan Rabe & Jay Kurtz

Across the Alps

A program of music showing the spread of the Italian Style across Europe! Pedro Gandía returns for his second appearance with Lyra in a program of music by Vivaldi, Muffat, Marcello, Bach, and Caldara, in many musical forms including Overtures, Sinfonias, and Concertos.

with PEDRO GANDÍA, violin

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 | Mount Olive, Rochester
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019 | Sundin Hall, St. Paul


A full string orchestra led by Jaap ter Linden, featuring Eva Lymenstull in a virtuosic performance of C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in A Major and Jacques Ogg in W.F. Bach’s elegant F Major harpsichord concerto.

with EVA LYMENSTULL, cello
JAAP TER LINDEN, cello & leader

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 |  Mount Olive, Rochester
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 |  Sundin Hall, St. Paul

Les Caractéres de la Danse

We welcome back Paige Whitley-Bauguess and her dance partner Thomas Baird for a baroque music and dance extravaganza! Presenting Les Caractéres de la Danse by Jean-Féry Rebel and Leclair violin concerti led by baroque violin virtuoso Luís Otavio Santos.

with LUÍS OTÁVIO SANTOS, baroque violin
THOMAS BAIRD, baroque dance

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 |  Mount Olive, Rochester
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019 |  Sundin Hall, St. Paul


Passaggi: improvised embellishments or flourishes found especially in 16th-century music – Merriam-Webster.

A modern-day master of passaggi on the cornetto, Bruce Dickey joins a special group of Lyra musicians for a concert of 16th- and 17th-century music featuring this beautiful and unusual instrument.

with BRUCE DICKEY, cornetto

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020 |  Mount Olive, Rochester
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2020 |  Sundin Hall, St. Paul


Peter Van Heyghen makes his debut with Lyra as a conductor in this program featuring singers Sarah Brailey and Clara Osowski. Repertoire to include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and the exquisitely beautiful Requiem by Niccolò Jommelli.

with PETER VAN HEYGHEN, conductor

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 |  Mount Olive, Rochester
SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 |  Sundin Hall, St. Paul



Celebrate 35 years of Lyra in a concert featuring two of our founding members Paul Jacobson (flute) and Lucinda Marvin (violin) along with our core of local musicians. Repertoire choices give a nod to Lyra’s beginnings with a Handel organ concerto (from Lyra’s very first concert!), and selections from Handel’s Water Music, the repertoire that Stanley King (oboe) & Ellen Rider (oboe) performed in their Lyra debut years ago!

FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2020 • Mount Olive, Rochester
SATURDAY, MAY 9, 2020 • Sundin Hall, St. Paul

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