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SOLD OUT – Anthony Ross and Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Sunday, January 9 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

$25 – $45

This concert is sold out.

The Museum of Russian Art is honored to present – 

Anthony Ross and Denis Evstuhin in Concert

Anthony Ross, (MN Orchestra Principal) cello, and 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. Please join us.

Sunday, January 9 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Doors open at 6:00 PM

Tickets: All Reserved Seating $25-45

TMORA Members receive $5 off every Member ticket – Use discount code TMORAMember at checkout.


Please note: The Museum’s front desk is not able to process tickets for this concert.  If you need direct assistance in purchasing tickets, please contact Michelle Massey, Director of Public Programs:

612-767-9914 | mmassey@tmora.org

Please note: All audience members must present proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to event. This is a masked event. See below for further details.


J.S.Bach: Sonata for viola da gamba and harpsichord in D Major;

J.S. Bach/S. Rachmaninoff: Prelude, gavotte and gigue from the violin partita No. 3 in E Major;

T. Perkinson: Lamentations for solo cello;

D. Kabalevsky: Cello Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 71

COVID-19 Safety Protocol: Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test Requirement

We will require all guests to present proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours prior to attending this event. Proof of vaccination or a negative test result must be shown when entering the Museum.

Being fully vaccinated means completing your final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the event date. Proof of vaccination includes bringing a physical card or showing a digital photo of your vaccination card.

Proof of a negative test result includes bringing a printed or digital copy of your test results.

All guests and staff will be required to wear masks inside the venue. This follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent recommendation that everyone should wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status.


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.

Thank you to our generous sponsor:


Sunday, January 9
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$25 – $45


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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