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The 2020 Lyric House Concert Series

The Lyric Center for the Arts
strives to provide great visual art, music and theatre to audiences in our region.
Thursday, June 11
The Hutter Bunch 
The Hutter Bunch band members come from all across the Iron Range and entertain with a variety of music consisting of country, gospel, bluegrass, folk, polka and blues and includes original pieces.


Thursday, August 20
Four Shillings Short
Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Native American Flutes, Ukulele, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn.
Four Shillings Short have been touring the US and Ireland since 1997.


Thursday, September 10
Greg Herriges in Concert 

Greg Herriges plays an eclectic mix of original and traditional world (“whirled”) music on guitar, voice, and bouzouki (Greek lute), with a dazzling approach honed by his studies of Asian and other international styles. A virtuoso performer and award-winning composer, his music and writing have found international acclaim. Greg was selected to receive the 2009-10 Bush Artist Fellowship for Music Composition, which speaks volumes for his artistry and dedication to his music.

With a background in progressive rock and fingerstyle guitar, Greg studied ethnomusicology (traditional World music), working with masters of Indian classical music, Chinese pipa, and Indonesian gamelan. Mixing those influences with his own acoustic sensibilities, he puts new spins on everything from Turkish folk and Bollywood film music to Japanese koto tunes and surf-rock. His full group includes tabla and world percussion — but he is equally at home “letting one guitar play him.”

Thursday, October 15
Mesabi Symphony Orchestra Ensemble House Concert

The mission of Mesabi Symphony Orchestra is to keep classical music alive and thriving on the Iron Range. The musicians of MSO are committed to artistic excellence, community, and lifelong learning.  Join us for an evening of music by an ensemble of members of the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra.


Purchase Tickets or Buy Season Package
Lyric Annex . 516 Chestnut Street . Virginia
$15 at the Door or Purchase a Season Package!
You may reserve Your Seat Today the Following Ways:
Contact the Lyric Center for the Arts at 218/741-5577
Mail in Your Order  – PO Box 416, Virginia, Minnesota  55792,

The Lyric Theatre Programs

Lyric’s Small Parts Players


Hello Actors and Families, I trust you are all healthy.   In order to protect us, our community, and beyond, we have determined that we must continue to postpone our activities for some time.  I have been watching and reading and listening to all the opinions about this pandemic that we find ourselves experiencing, and am unable to see a clear path forward at this time. I have decided that Small Parts Players will not start rehearsals for our next show until after the December Holidays. I hope by then we will have a clear direction and a way to safely begin putting together performances and learning more about theatre.  While there are no guarantees for a January start, we can all hope for the best.  Please take care of yourselves and may you all stay healthy and safe.

Thank you all for your support and your patience.  Pete


Lyric’s Small Parts Players

Small Parts Players – Act I & Act II, began its first season of production in 2000 and has been going strong ever since!  This after-school program puts on 2 to 4 theatre productions per school year and is a great way for children to build skills in the performing arts. While given the opportunity to explore this creative form of expression, this program also helps children develop reading and speaking skills through performance.  Small Parts Players is offered to children in two age groups:

The Act I age group, 7 through 11 years of age, meet in the Lyric Annex, 516 Chestnut Street, Virginia, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., during the school year.

The Act II age group, 12 through 18 years of age, is currently on hiatus.

Double check the Lyric calendar for any new developments.  Registration is $75.00 per production.

For more information contact Pete Pellinen, Director:  218-780-1264.

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New Home for the Lyric’s Small Parts Players.  The Lyric Center for the Arts is now moving onto Phase 4 of its reconstruction.  Phase 4 is the development of the Lobby and a 120 Seat Performance Space for Lyric’s growing and popular Small Parts Players children’s theatre!  Please join us, make a donation today, as we move on to the exciting new Phase 4!


Lyric’s Northern Stage Works

If you have been thinking about getting involved with a fun loving theatre group, NOW is the time!   The Lyric’s IRRRP adult theatre program has undergone a complete re-organization starting with their all new name, Northern Stage Works! The theatre group is energized with plans for a full year of performances in the works.  Join us, as a performer or an audience member, 2020 is sure to be exciting!  Sign up to play a part or watch for announcements on Facebook.”



The Lyric Spoken Word Program

Words & Lyrics

Join us as we celebrate the art of the spoken word!  Words & Lyrics is turning a new page; rather than meeting every month we are looking forward to scheduling book signings, special readings and connecting with Friends of the Library to continue to honor the written word!  Check our website often and follow us on Facebook for updates.

Published Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide a website where we might read examples of your work along with the following:

  • Name
  • Pen name if appropriate
  • Titles of most recent work
  • Genre
  • Daytime phone number
  • E-mail address

You may e-mail this information to us at [email protected]

Emerging Writers: to be considered for a reading, please provide the above information and a sample of your work for review.


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