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Lakes Area Music Festival concert is extraordinary

Tornstrom Auditorium does not have a balcony, but last Sunday afternoon I think I could hear clapping and cheering from above the seats.

I could imagine the front row was occupied by Judy Lykins along with some of her special guests — Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Vivaldi and even Rossini with his two cats (you had to be there). They must have been honored by the Brainerd community of musicians who presented a superb concert.

And Brainerd, you can be proud of our school district’s music program that has produced so many talented instrumentalists and singers who performed along with some of our band conductors, choir directors and teachers.

If you weren’t fortunate enough to attend this freewill offering concert, you’ll have a chance to hear visiting musicians at five more of the Lakes Area Music Festival concerts organized by Scott Lykins, Sue Johnson, John Taylor Ward and a host of others in August. For the schedule, see Thank you for your “awe”some performance.

Nancy Redshaw


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