What have been some performance/personal highlights of the years since we saw you last (Kevin Pearl)?
Last night (July 25) I played principal oboe for Act 3 of Wagner’s Die Walküre with the Verbier Festival Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev, with Bryn Terfel, Iréne (more…)
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This summer, the Lakes Area Music Festival imported eighty of America’s top musicians for our most ambitious, most exciting, and best season yet; but it wasn’t only the performers who make this festival soar – it was you!
Our audience continued to be a model of engagement and appreciation. The unique sound of 900 seats simultaneously popping up for a standing ovation was often heard this August; that sound will ring in the performers’ ears forever, as we hope it will in yours.
200+ volunteers gave tireless hours of their invaluable time to accommodate our musicians, making their time here friendly, fun, and rewarding. A special thanks goes to our hosts; our meal-providers; our social coordinators; our ushers; as well as to Dave Boran, our photographer, and Chuck Wahlberg, our recording engineer.
Our community came together to keep art in the heart of Minnesota. Through sponsorships and gifts, large and small, we have put the Lakes Area on the national classical music map while keeping its performances accessible to all.
This season, we set an impressive financial goal. With your help, and $20,000 in matching funds, we are incredibly proud to announce that we have met both the initial goal and the $20,000 match. Every cent of your contributions goes to making LAMF the highest-quality musical experience possible, and we are heartened by your generosity.
LAMF truly is a community undertaking, and we are humbled to be at the service of such an inspiring group of supporters. Thanks to your ownership, this festival will continue to flourish in its sixth season and beyond.