Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 7:30pmSunday, Mar 24 at 2:00pm
STRAUSS, JOHANN JR. On the Beautiful, Blue Danube
HANDEL/HARTY “Hornpipe” from Water Music
DAUGHERTY Tales of Hemingway for cello and orchestra Anthony Arnone, Cello
SMETANA The Moldau
RESPIGHI Fountains of Rome
A musical celebration of rivers, oceans, and fountains! Minnesota composer Steve Heitzig has devoted his professional career to composing works that inspire a connection to the nature, and his piece Aqua celebrates the sea, utilizing special percussion such as seashells. Immerse yourself in the awesome sound and beauty of the full orchestra in Respighi’s Fountains of Rome! Guest cellist Anthony Arnone will perform a cello concerto by Cedar Rapids native Michael Daugherty. This piece, whose recent recording garnered three Grammy awards, is inspired by the stories of Ernest Hemingway, and includes water-themed sections entitled “Big Two-Hearted River” and “The Old Man and the Sea”.
Called “a cellist with rich tonal resources, fine subtlety and a keen sense of phrasing” (Gramophone), cellist Anthony Arnone enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, recording artist, composer, and teacher throughout the...