After five and a half years of brainstorming, planning and re-planning, the Minnesota Orchestra at last performed Saturday night at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes.
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Musicians enjoy a perfect September Saturday on the water. The Detroit Lakes area is sometimes called the 412 lake region because there are 412 lakes in a 20 mile radius.
Roderick Cox studies a score.
Thank You, Detroit Lakes
Holmes Theatre Executive Director Amy Stearns introduces the concert, which was the culminating experience in the week-long, community-focused Common Chords program which has embedded Orchestra members in all aspects of community life here.
The Holmes Theatre—a grand art deco-styled theatre that offers a full series of cultural presentations through the year—was sold out early in the week for Saturday’s performance. Led by Sarah Hicks, the concert opened with Berlioz’s brilliant Roman Carnival Overture and concluded with Dvořák's gracious New World Symphony; the work served as the Orchestra’s heartfelt thank you to the people of Detroit Lakes who were such hospitable guides, hosts and music enthusiasts over the course of our ensemble’s week in this magnificent lake country.
Concertmaster Erin Keefe performs Dvořák's New World Symphony
Thank you, Detroit Lakes!
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About Common Chords
The residency, the result of an intensive planning process by a committee of Detroit Lakes community leaders and Orchestra staff, is part of Common Chords, a multi-year project that establishes partnerships between the Orchestra and Greater Minnesota cities, each culminating in its own unique residency week.