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Lakes Area Music Festival: American Roots
In another grand opening event for Brainerd’s new world-class concert hall, the Lakes Area Music Festival celebrates the American spirit. Mason Bates’ kaleidoscopic orchestral fanfare is followed by Jessie Montgomery’s rhapsody of patriotic anthems, including the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ and ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing;’ Peruvian-American composer Jimmy López completes this trilogy of contemporary voices with a musical fiesta! Complementing these works by great younger composers is Antonín Dvořák’s venerable “New World” Symphony, including the soulful Largo, ‘Going Home’.