Zoom Concerts

Dulcian and Bassoon: First Rumblings

Featuring some of the earliest solo sonatas, written nearly a century apart, for these two low reed instruments. The dulcian is rooted firmly in the renaissance while the bassoon is thoroughly a creature of the High Baroque. Come hear works by Antonio Bertoli and J. E. Galliard highlighting their contrasting timbres, and explore the various shades of virtuosity that shaped two generations of music.

with JOSEPH JONES, dulcian & bassoon
CHARLES ASCH, cello
DONALD LIVINGSTON, harpsichord

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7PM  |  Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 11AM  | Live via Zoom

A Grand Tour

Join Marc and Tami on a Grand Tour of Europe during the Baroque period. Travel together throughout the continent to England, France, Germany and Italy as they explore these national musical styles. Works by Eccles, Couperin, Bach, and Veracini.

with MARC LEVINE, violin 
TAMI MORSE, harpsichord

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 7pm  |  LIve via Zoom 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 11am  |  Live via Zoom

A Bass Viol Journey

A program of bass viol duos that will take you on a journey through pastoral and courtly scenes. Works will include selections from Schenck’s Nymphs of the Rhine, Gottfried Finger’s Pastoralle from Puer Natus in Bethlehem, Marais’s Le Bijou, and more.

with EVA LYMENSTULL & MALACHI KOMANOFF BANDY, bass viol

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 7pm CST  |   Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2pm CST  |  Live via Zoom

Get Grounded on Bach: Ground Bass

J.S Bach’s music is a source of joy and comfort that we turn to time and again.This year we will be performing Bach from three time zones, on two different continents. The program includes two arias arranged for bass instruments, a keyboard prelude, several movements of a cello suite, and an opportunity for you sing along with us in a chorale!

with JACQUES OGG, harpsichord & organ
JULIE ELHARD, bass viol & violone
EVA LYMENSTRULL, cello & bass viol
TULIO RONDÓN, cello & piccolo cello
SARA THOMPSON, bass & violone

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 12pm CST  |  Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 11am CST  |  Live via Zoom

Lyra Solo Works

Solo works hold a special place in the baroque repertoire, representing the entire stylistic vocabulary, virtuosity, and grand scale of the era. But being presented in miniature packaging they are also uniquely and pristinely intimate. For musicians these solos can be almost mediations, returned to over and again. And listening we hope you’ll hear the conversation between dear friends: a performer and their instrument.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 7pm  |  Live via Zoom

JULIE ELHARD, viola da gamba 
PAUL BOEHNKE, harpsichord 
BRYAN BOEHNKE, recorder
LUCINDA MARVIN, violin
GINNA WATSON, violin
CONOR O’BRIEN, violin
JENNY LANG, violin

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 , 11am  |  Live via Zoom

CHERYL ZYLLA, viola d’amore
SPENCER MARTIN, viola
JENNIFER KALIKA, viola
CHARLES ASCH, cello
MARC LEVINE, violin

At Home in the Baroque

This concert includes the warm and radiant Suite in E-flat for Solo Cello by J. S. Bach, the Sonatas for Two Cellos by Jacob Klein the Younger, and the exuberant Sonatas of Jean-Noël Massart. The latter is inspired by research into domestic housepets in the 17th-18th century, including an investigation into the place of pets such as guinea pigs in the Low Countries and England.

with CHARLES ASCH & CASSIDY ASCH, cello

FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 7pm  |  Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 11am |  Live via Zoom

Piccolo Cello Recital

The piccolo cello is a five-string instrument that was widely used during the Baroque period, one that J. S. Bach used for many of his cantatas, and one that he possibly had in mind when writing his last cello suite in D Major, BWV 1012. Hear Tulio Rondón play this suite on this unusual and beautiful instrument as well as a transcription of Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003.

with TULIO RONDÓN, piccolo cello

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

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, MAY 21, 7pm  |  Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 11am  |  Live via Zoom

Solos, Duos, and Trios, old and new

Join us for an exploration of exquisite chamber music from France, Italy, Germany, and America, from the early 18th century to the present.

with IMMANUEL DAVIS & PAUL JACOBSEN, flauti traversi  
DONALD LIVINGSTON, harpsichord

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 7pm  |  Live via Zoom
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 11am  |  Live via Zoom