The Lakes Area Music Festival recently kicked off its 14th season with a tribute to earth, water and spirit featuring a world premiere by Peruvian-American composer Jimmy López Bellido followed by Jean Sibelius’ “Second Symphony, “inspired by the Apennine mountains of Italy.
The Lakes Area Music Festival continues its Winter Series with a recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts in Brainerd featuring guitar, flute, viola and harp. "The Warm Up: Music to Welcome Spring" is curated by Garrett McQueen, festival artistic advisor.
The Lakes Area Music Festival presents Sphinx competition-winning cellist Gabriel Martins in a cycle of the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven on March 1, 4 and 6 in Brainerd. Martins will be accompanied by pianist Audrey Vardanega.
The annual giving event Thursday, Nov. 18, raises millions for almost 6,000 causes statewide, including nonprofits like Wild and Free, a Garrison-based wildlife rehabilitation program. People can select from a wide variety of organizations to donate to by going online at GiveMN.org.