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LSCO, with young guest musicians, serves musical feast

Published 07/18/2013, Duluth News Tribune

The third concert by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra on Thursday night was a five-course meal and then some. Eighteen young string players, part of the 17th season of the Quartet Project, joined the 16-member LSCO string ensemble to open the program, so the stage at Weber Music Hall on the UMD campus was quite full. LSCO Director Warren Friesen had chosen British composer Edward Elgar’s Serenade for Strings in E minor. This scrumptious serenade begins with a straightforward narrative urging the listener to sit up and pay attention. It is the second movement, Larghetto, that rewards the listener for staying present. This is one of Elgar’s most melodic moments, and the expanded string sound was rich and heavenly.

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