Chamber Season Tickets 2022-2023
- $25.00 - Student
- $70.00 - Livestream Only
- $120.00 - Senior/MPR
- $140.00 - Adult
Join Lyra musicians in more intimate presentations of chamber works! These are programs devised by our players and represent music that is near and dear to their hearts, and we hope you will enjoy experiencing it as much as we enjoy presenting it to you. Each concert will be performed in Rochester at Mount Olive Lutheran Church on Thursday evenings. For a more relaxed atmosphere, join us at a Friday noontime concert at The Baroque Room in the Lowertown district of St. Paul. Our Friday concerts will also be livestreamed and available for one week after the performance for those who can't make it or prefer to enjoy the music from the comfort of home.
CHAMBER CONCERT 1 • Recorder Fireworks
Thursday, September 15 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, September 16 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Doret Florentin, recorder • Tulio Rondón, violoncello • Tami Morse, harpsichord
The recorder is as known an ancient instrument which was played in its different forms throughout 2000 year or more. In this concert you will be experiencing its evolution from the 2nd century AC (with a first song ever written in Greek notation), through baroque highlights by Fonatana, Vivaldi, Dieupart and Bach and finishing with some Israeli and Jewish songs.
CHAMBER CONCERT 2 • Bach and Couperin
Thursday, October 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, October 28 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Miriam Scholz-Carlson, violin • Julie Elhard, viola da gamba • Paul Boehnke, harpsichord
Two of the giants of the Baroque, Johann Sebastian Bach, not only knew of each: they were actually pen pals! These two influential composers were consummately cosmopolitan composers, always learning from and assimilating musical styles from around Europe, and from each other. In this concert, we bring them together, performing some of their most beautiful works in a chamber music setting.
CHAMBER CONCERT 3 • Would-be Italians?
Thursday, November 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, November 4 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Cléa Galhano, recorder • Tulio Rondón, violoncello • Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord
Enjoy the fantastical and virtuosic world of 17th- and 18th-century Italian music for recorder and basso continuo, featuring our own Cléa Galhano, Tulio Rondón, and special guest harpsichord virtuosa, Elisabeth Wright.
CHAMBER CONCERT 4 • A Baroque Christmas with Flying Forms
Thursday, December 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, December 2 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Immanuel Davis, traverso • Marc Levine, violin • Tami Morse, harpsichord
Join Flying Forms in an intimate concert of chamber music including Christmas-themed works by Delalande, traditional carols, and the monumental Trio Sonata from J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering.
CHAMBER CONCERT 5 • Bach, Basses, and Bassoon! with Ground Bass
Thursday, January 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, January 27 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Julie Elhard, viola da gamba • Eva Lymenstull, viola da gamba and violoncello • Tulio Rondón, piccolo cello and violoncello • Sara Thompson, bass • Jacques Ogg, harpsichord • Joseph Jones, bassoon
Ground Bass welcomes Joseph Jones in music from Bach’s cantatas with bassoon obligato, a Buxtehude basses-only extravaganza, and Couperin’s La Forqueray for solo harpsichord.
CHAMBER CONCERT 6 • Far from the Triumphing Court
Thursday, February 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, February 17 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Curtis Foster, recorders • Ginna Watson, violin • Julie Elhard, treble and bass viols • Phillip Rukavina, lute
17th century England was a hotbed of religious and political upheaval. It also saw the emergence of Broken Consorts, collections of dissimilar instruments playing together in chamber settings. Hear how composers such as John Dowland, William Lawes, and Thomas Morley managed to survive and create music of unearthly beauty even for these motley ensembles when they found themselves at odds with the church and crown
CHAMBER CONCERT 7 • Song of Spring
Thursday, March 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, March 3 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Ginna Watson, medieval strings
As we begin to pine for the end of winter, join longtime Lyra violinist Ginna Watson in a celebration of Spring. This program features the otherworldly sounds of medieval strings in joyous tunes in praise of nature’s rebirth
CHAMBER CONCERT 8 • Ramm and Friends
Thursday, April 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
Friday, April 28 | 12 noon | The Baroque Room, St. Paul, MN *
Curtis Foster, oboe • Theresa Elliott, violin • Yvonne Smith, viola • Charles Asch, violoncello
None other than W.A. Mozart himself, inspired by his oboe muse Friedrich Ramm, wrote unforgettable tunes and virtuoso passagework for oboe and strings. Experience the delights of this nearly-forgotten chamber music formation as our season ends with works by Krommer, Masek, and Mozart.
*livestreamed lunchtime concert
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