Founding Director Lyle Nordstrom Performs with the ABO Again

Director Julie Andrijeski is pleased to announce that the director who founded the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Lyle Nordstrom, will be performing on lute with the Atlanta Baroque on September 7 and 8, 2013, in their program Irregular Pearls: Music from the Time of Vermeer.

Lyle Nordstrom

Lyle Nordstrom

Dr. Lyle Nordstrom has had a long career as one of the most influential collegiate educators in early music in the U.S., as well as a sought-after performer on lute, archlute and Baroque guitar. He is best known as Director the of the Early Music program at the College of Music at the University of North Texas, from which he has retired. He now lives in Maryland. As a scholar, he has published articles in many early music journals, as well as in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Atlanta audiences got to know Dr. Nordstrom in 1998, when he debuted the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. In 1997, Dr. Nordstrom was on the faculty of the early music program at Clayton State University near Atlanta, when he got together with professors from that school, the music programs at Georgia State University, Florida State University in Tallahassee, and others to form the Atlanta Baroque. He was Director of the ABO from its inception to 2003.

Lyle Nordstrom demonstrates the theorbo at a performance in Atlanta in February, 2013. Photo by Wheat Williams.

Lyle Nordstrom demonstrates the theorbo at a performance in Atlanta in February, 2013.
Photo by Wheat Williams.

He’s also known for his long-running group The Musicians of Swanne Alley, and most recently he has performed nationwide with the touring group Armonia Celeste.

Join us on September 7 and 8 as we welcome back Lyle!