2021 Festival: EPIPHANIES
With hearts full of joy and tears in our eyes we welcomed you back into the concert hall!
It had been two long years since we were last together for Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring at the end fo the 2019 festival. During this time, music did not disappear: new works were written, video performances were recorded, and we listened to music at home. But we missed hte essence of the LCCMF experience: sharing and exploring the music in the same room with fellow friends and community members. This was our return to that core experience!
Epiphanies addresses joys and sorrows of life that profoundly touch each of us. Many of the compositions of this week were directly inspired by major life events. Robert Schumann’s overflowing love for his wife Clara, Bedřich Smetana’s grief over the loss of his young daugher, and Franz Schubert’s and Richard Strauss’s end-of-life musical testaments – these are a few of the things that we experienced during Epiphanies.
More than ever, we cherished this very special time with you!
Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim