Post Date: 05/04/2021
Boston Baroque returns to live performance with “On the Lawn” Outdoor Concerts this June at the Lyman Estate in Waltham
Welcoming back in-person audiences, the program includes works by J.S. Bach, Arcangelo Corelli, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi
WALTHAM, MA—Boston Baroque is ecstatic to announce their first live performance with an in-person audience in more than a year, to be held outdoors on the stately grounds of the historic Lyman Estate in Waltham, MA. Two performances will be held on Sunday, June 6th at 1pm and 5pm. The hour-long program will close out the 2020-2021 Season, and will feature J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 alongside works by Arcangelo Corelli, George Frideric Handel, and Antonio Vivaldi. Returning to in-person concerts safely is of the utmost importance to Boston Baroque, and this performance will include extensive safety protocols for musicians and audiences alike.
Boston Baroque has partnered with Historic New England to bring this program to local audiences at the Lyman Estate, one of the finest examples in the U.S. of a Federal-style country estate, and most recently seen in the 2019 film adaptation of Little Women. Boston Baroque’s performance will be held outdoors, with musicians performing on the covered porch attached to the house, and audiences will be seated socially distanced on the lawn. The famed greenhouses on the estate will be open for guided tours by Historic New England before and after each performance.
During what has been an unprecedented concert season for all arts organizations and audiences alike, Boston Baroque has demonstrated a commitment to finding innovative and safe ways to share our music with audiences. Boston Baroque musicians and staff will be tested daily, and strict social distancing and masking measures will be followed during rehearsals and performances to ensure everyone’s safety. Audiences will be capped at 150 attendees per performance, masks will be required before, throughout, and after the concert, and audience members will be seated socially distanced across the Lyman Estate’s lawn within their household pods.
Boston Baroque’s renowned ensemble of musicians will perform four Baroque era works by Bach, Corelli, Handel, and Vivaldi. The program begins with the Concerto Grosso in D Major by Arcangelo Corelli, followed by George Frideric Handel’s Sonata in G Major. J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, with viola soloists Jason Fisher and Sarah Darling, will precede the grand finale of Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor for two violins, featuring violin soloists Christina Day Martinson and Jesse Irons.
Tickets for this program will be purchased in pods, which can include 1-4 individuals per pod, and may be purchased online at baroque.boston or by calling the Box Office at (617) 987-8600.