The Crypt Sessions

Lara St. John


Church of the Intercession 550 W 155th St New York, NY 10032

Performance #1
Wine & Cheese Reception:
6:30 - 7:30 PM
7:30 - 8:30 PM

Performance #2

Wine & Cheese Reception:
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.

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the long version

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.

The short version

An intimate concert experience with one of today’s most extraordinary and impactful musical change agents.

The Program

The Music

Milica Paranosic: Bubamara 
Jessica Meyer: 
Confronting the Sky 
Gabriela Lena Frank: 
Adah Kaplan
Valerie Coleman
Danza de la Mariposa 
Laurie Anderson
Statue of Liberty 
Melissa Dunphy
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

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The Artists

The Performers

Lara St. John

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.