The Lakes Area Concert Association season resumes tonight at Tornstrom Auditorium with violinist Erika Raum, described as a rising star in classical music circles by area promoters.
Her Brainerd performance, accompanied by pianist Lydia Wong, opens at 7:30 p.m. on the Washington Middle School stage.
The concert is open to season ticket holders only but seasonal passes will be available at the gate in limited numbers, according to the association, which has sponsored its professional entertainer series for nearly 50 seasons.
Raum's appearance is the fourth event in the five-act season, which concludes in May with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.
A Canadian, Raum emerged on the classical music scene with a win at the 1992 Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition in Budapest. She now tours the world as a guest soloist with major orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony.
At 28, she is billed "as one of Canada's rising stars" in classical music, but this is her first multi-city tour of the United States, according to her management spokesman.
Andrew Kwan of Toronto-based Kwan Management said the violinist is recognized for her "artistic expression and interpretation" as well as her "melodic flair and lyricism."
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