The Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Jacques Ogg, Artistic Director
Since 1985, the Lyra Baroque Orchestra has been presenting historically informed, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century musical performances to diverse regional and international audiences, using period instruments to provide a unique musical experience.
Under Artistic Director Jacques Ogg, the orchestra’s core activity is an annual concert series of five programs, each performed in St. Paul and Rochester, and then adapted for a Sunday matinee Family Concert. As an ensemble of dedicated educators, Lyra is also involved in several educational opportunities, including master classes and young person's concerts.
Based at The Baroque Room in St. Paul, the organization is committed to steady work for local musicians, and also collaborates with acclaimed local and international guest artists.