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The Lost Chord: March 19 - The Thaw of the Wild

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Welcome spring with selections from Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden. Based on an allegorical fairy tale of humans, quasi-mythological creatures, and the eternal forces of nature, it’s the story of a star-crossed love that brings about the end of a 15-year winter. The orchestral suite – which climaxes with the “Dance of the Tumblers” – is fairly popular, but the opera, as with all of Rimsky’s 16 efforts in the form, is virtually unknown in the West. Take a tumble for The Snow Maiden, this Sunday at 10 pm.