October 4 Lira Concert Sold Out in One Day
The Lira Quartet and the Lira Dancers were about to start publicizing their concert at St. Valentine's Parish in Peru, Illinois, but all of the tickets were already sold! The amazingly efficient church ladies of St. Valentine's sold all 350 tickets in one afternoon, leaving none available for Lira's devoted fans. This is a great thing, even though many of our supporters will be disappointed to miss the event. Way to go, St. Valentine's!
Grant to support Midwest Concerts of Polish Music and Dance with Guest Artist Grazyna Auguscik
Chicago, IL— National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced that the Lira Ensemble is one of only 163 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Challenge America grant. Lira has had the privilege of being a recipient of NEA grants since 1996. (read more)