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Lakes Area Music Festival goes for Baroque

The title of the concert, “Beauty in Chaos, Hope in Order,” was recorded in New York City’s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This performance will be broadcast worldwide.

Chloe Fedor with Elliot Figg
Chloe Fedor on violin with Elliot Figg on harpsichord at a 2020 Lakes Area Music Festival concert. Submitted Photo

The Lakes Area Music Festival will virtually present the second of its Winter Series concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

The title of the concert, “Beauty in Chaos, Hope in Order,” was recorded in New York City’s Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This performance will be broadcast worldwide via the festival’s Facebook page and website at lakesareamusic.org/ .

The concert will feature music from the 17th century for strings, harpsichord and theorbo — a large, plucked instrument, performed on replicas of the instruments that would have been used at the time.

Chloe Fedor
Chloe Fedor, New York-based violinist and baroque specialist, was appointed to the Lakes Area Music Festival's newly-formed Artistic Advisory Council. Submitted Photo

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The program was curated by violinist and newly announced festival artistic advisor, Chloe Fedor, who has been praised by the New York Times for her “lovely, plush, seductive tone” and appeared in the Tony-winning play, “Farinelli and the King” on Broadway, according to a news release.

Other performers include Keiran Campbell, principal cellist of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto; Adam Cockerham, theorboist of Ars Minerva; and New York-based harpsichordist Elliot Figg.

“Wild, fantastical music burst forth onto the musical scene in the 17th century,” Fedor stated about the upcoming concert. “Although this music is as exciting as any for modern ears, 17th century composers are rarely household names in the way that their 18th century counterparts – like Bach and Vivaldi – have become. As a reflection of 2020, this program explores beauty in disarray, as well as looking forward to a more stable future.”

At 10 a.m. on the day of the concert, Fedor will take part in an informal question and answer session to discuss the program, her life and development as a musician and her new role as artistic advisor of the Lakes Area Music Festival. Registration for the session will be posted on the Festival website, or attendees are welcome to join via the Festival’s Facebook page. “Beauty in Chaos, Hope in Order” will be offered without charge; instead, the organization will accept donations on all platforms where the concert is offered.

Founded in 2009, the Lakes Area Music Festival connects the nation’s best performers and audiences through excellent classical music and inspiring education. The festival is a 501c3 nonprofit based in Brainerd. To find out more or to make a tax-deductible gift, visit lakesareamusic.org or call 218-275-5263.

“Beauty in Chaos, Hope in Order” is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group. All LAMF activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Five Wings Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Chloe Fedor
Chloe Fedor, New York-based violinist and baroque specialist, was appointed to the Lakes Area Music Festival's newly-formed Artistic Advisory Council. Submitted Photo

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