This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta, a group that ensures classical music resounds in the Adirondacks every summer. About 20 professional musicians come from all over the United States to harmonize in the city of Lake Placid, New York, and surrounding communities. Since 2015 the Sinfonietta has also presented special concerts of chamber music, with much smaller ensembles, led by pianist Navah Perlman. Many of the chamber players say their time in the Adirondacks helps them improve their artistry. Paul Larson met the musicians at a rehearsal for the Lake Placid Sinfonietta ProMusica Chamber Music Series.
“Spotlight” is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. www.pearsallfoundation.org