A Christmas Carol String Ensemble
Flower and Flame is a group of five people consisting of a professional actor and string quartet. The players are master-level musicians from all over the world. The concept of the show is rarely seen, though it is an old one: it is a true melodrama or "melody drama" in which storytelling and original arrangements of classical music are interwoven by actor and musicians to create a deeply compelling program. The artists have all been involved in the musical life of South Dakota through the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Dakota Chamber Orchestra and value the vibrant pioneer tradition that encourages daring artistic expression.