The St. Croix Valley Orchestra treated those who stopped by Spring Lake Lutheran Church just west of North Branch Sunday to an afternoon of euphonious music. Featured works include some of the most beautiful and joyous music ever written for orchestra. The program began with a collection of European dances from the 15th and 16th centuries, thanks to the treatise of a French priest. Next was Haydn’s London Symphony, so called because it was the last and perhaps best of a dozen he wrote at the height of his fame for the English audiences who so adored him. As is tradition, the show concluded with a concert waltz, Gold and Silver by Franz Lehar, another gem of its era.
Photos by Derrick Knutson