Soak up the serene sounds of George Handel's famous three-suite Water Music and Libby Larsen's Symphony No. 1, which goes by the same name, at the latest performance by the acclaimed Minnesota Phil. Handel's baroque work premiered to much fanfare in 1717 at a floating concert attended by King George I and other bigwigs via a barge on London's Thames River. Peabody and Grammy Award-winning Libby Larsen made a splash with her Symphony No. 1, "Water Music," which was written in 1985 during her tenure as the composer-in-residence for the Minnesota Orchestra -- the first woman to hold that position for a major symphony. Elizabeth Maconchy's Proud Thames Overture rounds out The Wind and the Water at St. Paul's Sundin Music Hall on the campus of Hamline University.
The concert is approximately 2 hours long with one 15 minute intermission. Children are welcome.
A complimentary dessert reception follows the concert.
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