2021-2022 Season Chamber Concerts

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The Bach Family and “Associates”

A program of German works for flute, cello, and harpsichord, including J. S. Bach, Handel, and the quirky flute sonata by Bach’s last student, Johann Gottfried Müthel.

Immanuel Davis, traverso
Tulio Rondón, cello
Donald Livingston, harpsichord

Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:00 p.m.
St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Wayzata, MN

Friday November 19, 2021 
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only

Nordic Yuletide

Light some candles, make a cup of hot tea, and prepare to get hygge (cozy) for a festive concert of Nordic baroque and folk music, with some seasonal holiday favorites mixed in.

Cheryl Zylla, violin, viola, viola d’amore
Ginna Watson, violin, hardinger fiddle
Charles Asch, cello

Thursday, December 23, 2021
7:00 p.m.
St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Wayzata, MN

Friday December 24, 2021 
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only

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

Recorder Fireworks

The recorder is an ancient instrument that was played in its different forms for the past 2000 years or more. In this concert you will experience its evolution from the second century CE (with the first song ever written in Greek notation), through the eighteenth century (with highlights by Vivaldi and Bach), to its rebirth in the twentieth century.

Doret Florentin, recorders
Tulio Rondón, cello
Tami Morse, harpsichord

Thursday, February 3, 2022
7:00 p.m.
St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Wayzata, MN

Friday February 4, 2022  
12:00 p.m.
Lives-streamed only

Iberia

A program to illustrate the rich keyboard music of eighteenth-century Portugal and Spain. Not only will the virtuoso aspect mostly associated with this repertoire be featured, the melancholic and singing qualities will be highlighted, and the influence of folk music will be explored.

Jacques Ogg, harpsichord

Thursday, March 17, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester , MN

Friday March 18, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only

Basses, Bach, and Bassoon!

Ground Bass welcomes Joe Jones in music from Bach’s cantatas with bassoon obligato, a Buxtehude basses-only extravaganza, and Couperin’s “La Forqueray” for solo harpsichord.

Julie Elhard, viola da gamba
Eva Lymenstull, viola da gamba and cello
Tulio Rondón, piccolo cello and cello
Sara Thompson, bass
Joseph Jones, bassoon
Jacques Ogg, harpsichord

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
7:00 p.m.
St. Edwards Episcopal Church, Wayzata, MN

Friday April 29, 2022  
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only

B+A+C+H

This program begins with a suite of Bach arias for soprano with obligato 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 libretto for the can- tata will feature poetry and prose ruminating on our present-day realities and dreams.

Anna Christofaro, soprano
Paul Jacobson and Immanuel Davis, traverso
Marc Levine, violin
Julie Elhard, viola da gamba
Tami Morse, 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

Mélange à Trois: Seventeenth-Century Sonatas in Europe

Experience the musical life and tastes of Italy, Germany, and England with these seldom heard seventeenth-century ricercars and sonatas. The early Italian style of ornamenting, or glossing of the notes, permeated throughout the century and were adopted by all the major European countries, albeit with a little twist of their own nationality. You’re invited to partake in the transformation of the baroque sonata. Music of Dario Castello, Giovanni Bassano, Riccardo Rognioni, Dietrich Buxtehude, and Godfried Finger.

Miriam Scholz-Carlson, violin
Julie Elhard, gamba
Paul Boehnke, harpsichord

Thursday, June 23, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church Rochester, MN

Friday June 24, 2022  
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only