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Anthony Ross Plays Tales of Hemingway

Program

MONTGOMERY
Starburst / 3 min

DAUGHERTY
Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra / 28 min

NAZAYKINSKAYA
Winter Bells / 15 min

MUSSORGSKY/Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition / 30 min

At a Glance

Minnesota Orchestra Principal Cello Anthony Ross stars in a colorful program of music inspired by literature, artwork and scenic landscapes. Michael Daugherty’s Grammy-winning Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra evokes the turbulent life, adventures and writings of Ernest Hemingway, while Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst and Polina Nazaykinskaya’s Winter Bells showcase two emerging composers with bright futures. To close: the brilliant Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky’s musical journey through a friend’s art gallery, dazzlingly orchestrated by Ravel.

Planning Ahead

We know you have questions about what your concert-going experience will be like when the Minnesota Orchestra resumes performances. Our teams are working now to synthesize expert guidance from public health authorities into new health and safety protocols for the concert hall that will exceed your expectations. We will share these plans with all concertgoers at least one month before concerts resume. In the meantime, please explore Minnesota Orchestra At Home, our growing digital performance collection featuring Orchestra musicians from their homes (and lots more!). Stay safe and be well.

Artists

Did You Know?

  • Anthony Ross has been the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal cello since 1991 and is the co-host of Sound Check, the Orchestra’s weekly online series of interactive conversation with Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora.
  • The four movements of Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway are each titled after a Hemingway short story or novel—Big Two-Hearted River, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises. Tales of Hemingway was premiered in April 2015 by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and cello soloist Zuill Bailey.
  • Polina Nazaykinskaya was a participant in the 2010 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, and her First Symphony was premiered in 2017 by another Twin Cities-based ensemble, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, whose music director is Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Principal Bass William Schrickel.
  • Pictures at an Exhibition began its life in 1874 as a solo piano composition by Modest Mussorgsky, and has since been arranged or orchestrated by numerous composers, most famously Maurice Ravel in 1922.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes

Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403

Based to the latest guidelines for gatherings as outlined in Stay Safe MN Phase III, this concert has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be contacted directly with options for their ticket/account credit.

Anthony Ross Plays Tales of Hemingway

Tickets

1593679126

1597969800

1625819926

THU AUG 20 7:30pm

Other Performances

Fri Aug 218pm

Sat Aug 228pm

Anthony Ross, Principal Cello

Anthony Ross, Principal Cello

Based to the latest guidelines for gatherings as outlined in Stay Safe MN Phase III, this concert has been cancelled. Ticketholders will be contacted directly with options for their ticket/account credit.

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Program

MONTGOMERY
Starburst / 3 min

DAUGHERTY
Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra / 28 min

NAZAYKINSKAYA
Winter Bells / 15 min

MUSSORGSKY/Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition / 30 min

At a Glance

Minnesota Orchestra Principal Cello Anthony Ross stars in a colorful program of music inspired by literature, artwork and scenic landscapes. Michael Daugherty’s Grammy-winning Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra evokes the turbulent life, adventures and writings of Ernest Hemingway, while Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst and Polina Nazaykinskaya’s Winter Bells showcase two emerging composers with bright futures. To close: the brilliant Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky’s musical journey through a friend’s art gallery, dazzlingly orchestrated by Ravel.

Planning Ahead

We know you have questions about what your concert-going experience will be like when the Minnesota Orchestra resumes performances. Our teams are working now to synthesize expert guidance from public health authorities into new health and safety protocols for the concert hall that will exceed your expectations. We will share these plans with all concertgoers at least one month before concerts resume. In the meantime, please explore Minnesota Orchestra At Home, our growing digital performance collection featuring Orchestra musicians from their homes (and lots more!). Stay safe and be well.

Artists

Did You Know?

  • Anthony Ross has been the Minnesota Orchestra’s principal cello since 1991 and is the co-host of Sound Check, the Orchestra’s weekly online series of interactive conversation with Principal Clarinet Gabriel Campos Zamora.
  • The four movements of Daugherty’s Tales of Hemingway are each titled after a Hemingway short story or novel—Big Two-Hearted River, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises. Tales of Hemingway was premiered in April 2015 by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and cello soloist Zuill Bailey.
  • Polina Nazaykinskaya was a participant in the 2010 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, and her First Symphony was premiered in 2017 by another Twin Cities-based ensemble, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, whose music director is Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Principal Bass William Schrickel.
  • Pictures at an Exhibition began its life in 1874 as a solo piano composition by Modest Mussorgsky, and has since been arranged or orchestrated by numerous composers, most famously Maurice Ravel in 1922.

Accessibility at Orchestra Hall

Assisted listening devices available Large print program available Wheelchair seating availableService dogs welcomePlease refrain from using strong perfumes and colognes