The Lakes Area Music Festival is in the middle of its 11th season, bringing first class classical music to our lakes area.

Check your computer for the remaining schedule of events.

Be sure not to miss the full opera, “Helen of Troy” which will be performed Aug. 17-18 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.

We are so fortunate to have over 150 musicians fly in from all over the U.S. and many other countries.

I thank Scott Lykins, artistic and executive director; John Taylor Ward, associate director; the board and the hundreds of volunteers who make this wonder of music come to our area.

This festival’s music does so much to enrich our lives. I for one am very grateful.

Luann Rice