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Lakes Area Music Festival: Spring Strings
This celebration of strings begins with the 1948 magnum opus of Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz, fusing Baroque passion, Classical counterpoint, and the expressivity of 20th-century modernism. The fire and fury of this piece then melts into The Last Spring from Edvard Grieg’s Elegiac Melodies, where unpretentious themes ponder the countryside’s transition from winter to spring, perhaps for the last time. Finally, we honor our own origins with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, the finale piece of our first season, reconstructed here for the rich sonorities of a string orchestra.