Lakes Area Music Festival Presents ‘Invincible’ Recital – Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD – The Lake District Music Festival continues its winter series with a Baroque recital at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 20 at the Gichi-ziibi Arts Center in Brainerd.

The show will feature three specialists in historical interpretation with international careers: Chloe Fedor, violin; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; and Elliot Figg, harpsichord.

There is no set admission fee to attend, but tickets must be reserved in advance through the Lakes Area Music Festival website. The “Invincible” program will also be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Woman’s Club in Minneapolis.

Chloe Fedor

Contribution / Lake District Music Festival

Explore the enduring appeal and eternal groove of Baroque dances and patterns, curated and performed by Fedor, the artistic advisor, who will lead the folk-yet-royal concert.

These dance forms continue to influence music composed today, and although some of the forms predate the Baroque, these 17th and 18th century examples remain the quintessential archetypes, according to a press release.

Fedor appears as a soloist, concertmaster and chamber musician in period ensembles across the country.

Chloe Fedor at LAMF
Chloe Fedor of the Lakes Area Music Festival performs in a concert in 2020.

Contribution / Lake District Music Festival

She can be seen and heard performing with the Trinity Wall Street Baroque Orchestra, Early Music New York, Clarion Music Society, The Sebastians, New York Baroque Incorporated, The American Classical Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival and the Bach Society of Charleston.

Fedor completed his education at the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School, earning two Masters of Music degrees from the latter, both in violin and historical violin performance.

Fedor is one of 10 Juilliard graduates to be awarded the prestigious Career Advancement Scholarship, and she enthusiastically continues her musical creation and teaching from her base in New York.

Arnie Tanimoto
Arnie Tanimoto

Contribution / Lake District Music Festival

Gold medalist and first-ever American laureate of the Seventh International Bach-Abel Competition, Tanimoto has performed and recorded with Barthold Kuijken, the Boston Early Music Festival Ensemble and the Smithsonian Consort of Viols.

Tanimoto was the first-ever viola da gamba major at the Juilliard School, where he performed solo on both the viola da gamba and the baroque cello. He then completed his studies at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland.

Figg is a keyboardist, bandleader and composer from Dallas. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Historical Performance Program where he studied harpsichord with Kenneth Weiss. He also studied with Arthur Haas at the Yale School of Music.

Elliot Figg
Elliot Figg

Contribution / Lake District Music Festival

Figg is an active member of several New York-based early and contemporary music ensembles, including ACRONYM, New York Baroque Inc., and New Vintage Baroque.

His recent engagements include conductor and harpsichordist for L’Amant Anonyme with the Little Opera Theater in New York; assistant conductor and harpsichordist for Cavalli’s Veremonda with Spoleto Festival USA; assistant conductor and harpsichordist for Dido and Aeneas with LA Opera; assistant conductor and harpsichordist for Alcina and Orlando with WhiteboxLab.

The “Invincible” concert in Brainerd is the third in a series of eight concerts that will be presented live at the Gichi-ziibi Arts Center through May, featuring favorite artists from the Lakes Area Music Festival and guest soloists from International fame.

Gichiziibi Arts Center
Brainerd High School’s new performing arts center has been named by the school board the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts. “Gichi-ziibi” is an Ojibwe term meaning “great river” or “Mississippi River”.

Theresa Bourke / Brainerd Dispatch

For help booking tickets, call 218-831-0765. More information – including program information, tickets and COVID safety protocols – can be found at www.lakesareamusic.org/event/invincible-brainerd.

Founded in 2009, the Lakes Area Music Festival connects the nation’s top performers and audiences through great classical music and inspiring education, according to the press release.

The Lakes Area Music Festival is a non-profit organization based in Brainerd. To learn more or to make a tax-deductible donation, visit www.lakesareamusic.org or call 218-ASK-LAMF.

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