The Baroque Room is a new performance space in the Lowertown neighborhood of downtown Saint Paul. The Baroque Room is part of an inclusive movement to provide an affordable performance venue for chamber musicians, and to create a diverse and stable early music scene in the Twin Cities. Designed with an especially resonant acoustic appropriate for early music, The Baroque Room houses a William Dowd double-manual Franco-Flemish harpsichord and a Raudenbush & Sons grand piano, on loan from The Schubert Club. The Baroque Room also features wall space to showcase local artists’ work and a display of facsimiles of letters from The Schubert Club Museum collection. The Baroque Room has been created with support from the Lowertown Future Fund, St. Paul Cultural STAR and private donations.





Flying Forms, manager of The Baroque Room, is a baroque chamber music ensemble quickly establishing a presence in America's early music scene. Formed out of a passion for performing early chamber music Flying Forms collaborates with prominent musicians, musicologists and baroque dancers in a wide variety of programs from traditional to experimental.  Recent performances have included concerts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Yale University, Symphony Space, (le) Poisson Rouge and Stony Brook University where the group presented a concert in February, 2008 of seven new works commissioned for period instruments.  Also of note is Flying Forms' second appearance at the Boston Early Music Festival in June of 2009 where the group produced and performed, as part of a New York/Boston tour, a fully staged and critically acclaimed production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Hailed by harpsichordist Arthur Haas as "the bright future of early music," Flying Forms is committed to being a presence that transforms communities and inspires expression through excellence in performance, innovative education and creative collaboration. For more information visit www.flyingforms.org.