Introducing A unique new experience in classical music
The MISSION of Lyrica Baroque is to support a diverse community of students, teachers, artists, institutions and audiences of all ages through education, collaboration and performance. Lyrica Baroque seeks to promote the extraordinary classical musical history of New Orleans by performing accessible chamber music at the highest level of artistic excellence.
New Orleans based LYRICA BAROQUE is a multifaceted organization dedicated to building community through chamber music. A unique gathering of artists who perform and educate through diverse, community-centered programs, Lyrica Baroque offers creativity, collaboration, and artistic excellence to the city of New Orleans and beyond. Lyrica Baroque is known for their innovative approach combining instrumental and vocal chamber music. The group began as a trio of musicians performing in the French Quarter with a focus on Baroque repertoire for instruments and voice. The ensemble has grown and evolved, pushing musical boundaries through collaboration with world renowned guest artists and the exploration of repertoire beyond the Baroque era, including new music and original compositions. Three-time winner of Best Chamber Music Performance in Gambit Magazine’s Tribute to the Classical Arts, the ensemble has performed in popular venues such as St. Mary’s Church in the Ursuline Convent, Tulane University's Dixon Hall, the University of New Orleans Recital Hall, and the St. Louis Cathedral. Lyrica Baroque is proud to collaborate with celebrated organizations such as the University of New Orleans, New Orleans Friends of Music, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and the New Orleans Opera Association. Lyrica Baroque's artists have worked with leading organizations throughout the world including the Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grand Teton Music Festival, Metropolitan Opera, and the Superdome in New Orleans, among others.
Prior to COVID-19, Lyrica Baroque could be heard regularly in venues throughout New Orleans and across the Gulf South region. The ensemble has performed two Gulf South tours and made their debut at Chautauqua Institution in Summer 2019 with a program featuring hidden gems from the Baroque era and tenor Paul Groves. Winterreise is presented as a free concert each year, making it as accessible as possible to fulfill our mission of supporting a broader community of future classical musicians and music lovers. We are excited to have presented Winterreise 2020 as our very first live stream in a safe, socially-distant format. Lyrica Baroque believes in the power of the arts to carry forward communities together in strength and harmony. Through thoughtful, collaborative programming and performances, Lyrica Baroque supports a broader community of future classical musicians and music lovers.
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