Lakes Area Music Festival comes to a close
This coming weekend will close up the 2020 concert series.
The Lakes Area Music Festival’s free, virtual concert series is coming to a close.
The 12th annual festival is moving into its final concerts scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. This season has been broadcast worldwide from Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd, and viewers around the globe have had the chance to see these performances via Facebook live.
The Friday concert will feature the organization’s second collaboration with Amsterdam-based dance collective House of Makers. Titled “Reflection,” this concert also features works by Arvo Pärt as well as Derrick Spiva Jr.’s innovative and haunting American Mirror. Queen Elizabeth prizewinning pianist Henry Kramer provides music by Maurice Ravel, John Adams and Eric Satie for this year’s ballet creation, featuring dancers from Oregon Ballet Theatre.
The Saturday concert will be the festival’s annual baroque program, “Nightmares and Dreams.” At the center of this program is Tartini’s “Devils Trill” sonata, which legend says was dictated to its composer in a dream by the devil himself, a news release stated. Led by violinist, Chloe Fedor of Broadway’s Farinelli and the King, the Lakes Area Music Festival Baroque Ensemble will also present works by Giuseppe Tartini and Pietro Locatelli, as well as Georg Philipp Telemann’s Don Quixote Suite.
The Lakes Area Music Festival on Sunday will honor LAMF artists around the globe who weren’t able to travel to Minnesota this summer, including superstar soprano Julia Bullock. With performances from everywhere from Hong Kong to Munich, this digital finale will bring the whole world of classical music to you.
Go to LAMF on Facebook Live to see each of these digital performances live. The music festival is a nonprofit based in Brainerd. To find out more or to make a tax-deductible gift, visit lakesareamusic.org or call 218-275-5263 (ASK-LAMF).