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Lakes Area Music Festival concert to take place at Nisswa church

The Lakes Area Music Festival will kick off the new year with a concert titled "Folk Landscapes," which is the second of a four-concert winter series. The free concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

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Submitted photo Pianist Tanya Gabrielian

The Lakes Area Music Festival will kick off the new year with a concert titled "Folk Landscapes," which is the second of a four-concert winter series. The free concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

The concert will feature the following past LAMF musicians: violinist Francesca Anderegg, cellist Scott Lykins and pianist Tanya Gabrielian.

The program will include a variety of short, contrasting works from around the world.

In addition to the concert, Gabrielian will teach a masterclass for local piano students and audiences from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lutheran Church of the Cross. The class allows audiences to witness artistic development and see how a student can learn from a master performer.

This concert will also be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis.

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The Lakes Area Music Festival brings more than 130 musicians from around the country for three weeks of classical music performance in the Brainerd lakes area, including chamber music, symphonic orchestra, opera and ballet. The collaborative roster includes talent from ensembles and conservatories such as the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, Minnesota Opera, Juilliard School, Eastman School of Music and Curtis Institute.

For more information, visit lakesareamusic.org.

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