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Lakes Area Music Festival

Storms, Shipwrecks & Sorcery

Brainerd, MN

Wed Jul 31, 2024 - 7:30PM

Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts

Storms, Shipwrecks, and Sorcery is a fantastical journey through some of the most dramatic music of the 17th and 18th centuries. This program evokes both literal storms and clouds of rage. Guest soprano Nola Richardson stunningly portrays two sorceresses scorned, both the anguished Armida from Handel’s Armida Abbandonata and the vengeful Médée, namesake of Clérambault’s masterpiece. Artistic advisor and curator Chloe Fedor performs the dizzying La Tempesta di Mare, Vivaldi’s violin concerto depicting a storm at sea.

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.

  • This concert features music from the Baroque period of music history, generally from 1600-1750. Familiar composers from this period include Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi (who wrote The Four Season), George Frideric Handel (who wrote The Messiah), and Johann Pachelbel (whose famous Canon in D is played at many weddings!)
  • This concert features a small baroque band including 3 violinists, viola, cello, string bass, harpsichord (a predecessor of the piano), and theorbo, which is a large plucked instrument like a lute or guitar.
  • Soprano Nola Richardson is a sought after baroque singer. She will join the instrumentalists on several works called “Cantatas”. These can be compared to a one-woman mini-opera.

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