Lyra Vivace is a professional chamber orchestra based in the Southeastern United States. This musician-run collective distinguishes itself as a versatile chamber orchestra of individuals where a kaleidoscopic spectrum of talents as soloists, leaders, collaborators, composers, arrangers and educators is celebrated, nurtured, and given voice.
Lyra Vivace performs without a conductor (unlike most orchestras!).This simple fact brings a new level of excitement and feeling to every concert through the musicians’ deeper connection with the music and with each other. Watching the players subtly communicate makes the music shimmer with vitality, as if they are spontaneously creating the piece before your very eyes.
Lyra Vivace’s repertoire is as diverse as its musicians and includes gems from the standard chamber orchestra literature as well as contemporary works and unique arrangements of popular music from a variety of cultures.