Lyra Concert Orchestra will perform The Lyra Concert Orchestra of Minneapolis, which performs music from the Baroque and early Classic periods on 18th-century instruments, will play three early symphonies by Franz Joseph Haydn on the stage of Farber Hall in Old Main on Jan. 23 at 2:30 p.m.
The concert, which is part of the Museum's Sunday-afternoon concert series, will be held in Farber Hall because of the size of stringed instruments, one-keyed flutes, two-keyed oboes, natural horns, six-keyed bassoon and harpsichord.
According to Dr. Andr� P. Larson, director of the museum, this will be the first opportunity in South Dakota to hear a group of this size perform on authentic instruments. Called Morning, Noon, and Night, the three early Haydn works are among the most charming of the composer's 104 surviving symphonies.
Stephen Alltop will conduct from the harpsichord. His credits include the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston.
Because of the larger seating capacity of Farber Hall, a limited number of tickets are available for $15 each ($5 for USD students). Call 677-5306 (Visa/MC) to make reservations.