Wine & Cheese Reception: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Concert: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Wine & Cheese Reception: 8:00-9:00PM
Concert: 9:00-10:00 PM
Each performance includes an hourlong wine & cheese reception before we descend to the Crypt.
Proof of Vaccination will be required, and we request that audience members wear masks during the performance.
Superstar violinist Lara St. John returns to the Crypt with her fierce, fiery and uncompromising artistry. She’ll be performing music from her new album ♀she/her/hers, which features solo violin compositions by leading composers like Laurie Anderson, Valerie Coleman, Jessie Montgomery, Gabriela Lena Frank, Jessica Meyer, and more. The project is a part of St. John's larger mission to fight for women's rights and historically marginalized groups and to offer a voice to the voiceless.
An intimate concert experience with one of today’s most extraordinary and impactful musical change agents.
Milica Paranosic: Bubamara
Jessica Meyer: Confronting the Sky
Gabriela Lena Frank: Luciernegas
Adah Kaplan: Whitewashed
Valerie Coleman: Danza de la Mariposa
Laurie Anderson: Statue of Liberty
Melissa Dunphy: Kommos
Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt Gramatté: die Kranke und die Uhr
Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt Gramatté: Danse Marocaine
Ana Sokolovic: Danza 2
Laura DeRover: Together alone
Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 2
Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as "something of a phenomenon" by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times. Lara has played with orchestras and in recital pretty much everywhere in the world (except India and sub-Saharan Africa which she would love to visit). She founded her own record label in 1999 and has produced 14 albums from solo Bach violin works to Eastern European folk music to 21century concerto premieres, with orchestras including the RPO, The Knights and the Simón Bolívar of Venezuela. She plays in Klezmer, polka and jazz bands and has performed as soloist with most of the world’s major orchestras. Lara is a Knight of Burgundy and a member of the Order of Canada. She also makes and edits films – from music videos to documentaries.
She performs on the 1779 “Salabue” Guadagnini, and a David Wiebe from 2011.