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Anthony Ross and Denis Evstuhin in Concert
Saturday, December 17, 2022 - Sunday, December 18, 2022$25 – $30
Join us for one of the Museum’s favorite annual traditions. Two performances!
Saturday, December 17 | 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 | 7:00 PM
Anthony Ross and Denis Evstuhin in Concert
Anthony Ross, Minnesota Orchestra, Principal cello
Denis Evstuhin, TMORA Curator of Classical Music, piano
Enjoy an evening of classical masterpieces in the beautiful main gallery of The Museum of Russian Art. The TMORA Shop and galleries will be open for perusing and shopping prior to the concert. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Schmitt Music.
Tickets: Reserved Seating $30 | TMORA Members $25 (Use discount code MEMBERTMORA at checkout to access discount)
Saturday, December 17 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 18 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM
M. Weinberg: Sonata No. 1 for cello and piano, op. 72
M. Lysenko: Elegy for cello and piano
E. Grieg: Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Anthony Ross, Principal Cello, Minnesota Orchestra
Principal Cello Anthony Ross joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1988 and assumed the principal cello post in 1991. He has been a soloist many times with the Orchestra, performing concertos by Schumann, Dvořák, Victor Herbert, James MacMillan, Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Elgar, Bloch and Shostakovich, as well as many chamber works. He was most recently featured as soloist in in January 2018 performing Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme.
In recent seasons Ross has performed Prokofiev’s Sinfonia concertante for Cello and Orchestra, the Walton Cello Concerto and the Brahms Double Concerto, the latter alongside former First Associate Concertmaster Sarah Kwak. In April 2014 he was soloist in performances of Eric Whitacre’s The River Cam, with the composer conducting. At Sommerfest 2014 he performed Prokofiev’s Sonata for Cello and Piano with Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton.
Before joining the Minnesota Orchestra, Ross was principal cello of the Rochester Philharmonic. Away from Orchestra Hall, he is active as a chamber musician, festival performer and educator. He is a member of Accordo, a chamber group made up of principal string players from the Minnesota Orchestra and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He also performs with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota. He has appeared in the Mostly Mozart, Music in the Vineyards, Cactus Pear (San Antonio), Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society (Madison) and Orcas Island festivals, and has performed on stages from Pensacola, Florida, to Rhodes, Greece. He has taught at the Eastman School of Music, the Aspen Festival and the Grand Teton orchestra seminar.
Ross’ recordings include Bernstein’s Three Meditations with the Minnesota Orchestra under Eiji Oue, the George Lloyd Cello Concerto with the Albany Symphony under David Alan Miller, and works of Rachmaninoff and Elliott Carter for Boston Records.
A graduate of Indiana University, Ross earned a master’s degree at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. In 1982 he was awarded the bronze medal at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition, and he received McKnight Fellowships in 2001 and 2005. Together with his wife Beth Rapier, the Minnesota Orchestra’s assistant principal cello, Ross produces the annual Harmony for Habitats benefit concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church in south Minneapolis.
Denis Evstuhin, Curator of Classical Music Programs, The Museum of Russian Art
Russian pianist Denis Evstuhin has earned international acclaim for his vibrant artistry, remarkable sound quality, and brilliant virtuosity from audiences and critics alike. He has appeared on stages of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the great Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff Halls in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theater and Philharmonic Halls in St. Petersburg and Warsaw, as well as Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. Evstuhin has appeared as a soloist with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the Sioux City Symphony.
He has also appeared on radio and television in Russia, Europe, and the US.
Denis holds a B.M and M.M. from the St. Petersburg Conservatory. While in the USA, he received M.M. and DMA degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Professor Alexander Braginsky.