is a twin cities chamber music collective with two facets that bring the community something old and something new by presenting repertoire spanning from the 17th to the 21st century performed on early instruments and modern. Dedicated to uncovering lost works and introducing audiences to rarely heard pieces, we invite our listeners to explore the unfamiliar, creating a deeper appreciation for the forgotten. By offering innovative, fresh and engaging programming, Ladyslipper brings soulful and beautiful themes to life. We strive to usher you beyond the realm of tradition and break barriers between listeners and performers.
Once upon a time baroque music meant Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and little else. No longer — the excavation of the period continues, throwing reams of previously unfamiliar music into the laps of curious concertgoers. The St. Paul-based Ladyslipper Ensemble is a specialist in this area. -Terry Blaine, Star Tribune