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Lakes Area Music Festival

A Hero’s Life

Brainerd, MN

Sat Aug 17 - Sun Aug 18, 2024

Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts

The unrivaled brilliance of Gustav Holst’s Jupiter from The Planets sets the stage for the 2024 Lakes Area Music Festival’s closing ceremony. As the U.S. premiere of Lil Lacy’s Aurora honors new beginnings and the opportunities of a new day, Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) tells the ultimate story of adventure and accomplishment. There is no greater conclusion to our own grand adventure than the recognition that a hero’s journey is much bigger than the hero alone.

More information at the Lake's Area Music Festival website.

Please note: The Orchestra Hall Box Office is pleased to provide ticket services for Lakes Area Music Festival. The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program. All artists, programs, prices, dates and times subject to change. All sales are final; no refunds.

  • British composer Gustav wrote 7 movements in the work “The Planets”, named after the planets in the solar system and its astrological sign.
  • Aurōra is the Roman Goddess of dawn and announced the arrival of the sun every morning. She symbolizes new beginnings and the opportunities that the new day offers.
  • Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life) calls for a huge orchestra– with 97 musicians, this will be the largest ensemble on the LAMF stage!

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