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Anthony Ross | © Zoe Prinds-Flash

Anthony Ross Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto

Fri Jan 12 — Sat Jan 13, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Not long before he wrote his famous Cello Concerto, Antonín Dvořák spent time exploring places Minnesotans might recognize—staying for a summer in the tiny town of Spillville in northern Iowa and visiting Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis—as he sought out new sparks of inspiration. Hear Principal Cello Anthony Ross perform one of his most passionate works from this creative period, alongside a remarkable Third Symphony by Dvořák’s own friend and mentor, Johannes Brahms.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Anthony Ross joined the Minnesota Orchestra as a section member two years prior to winning his current position as principal cello in 1991.
  2. The opening notes of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3 are F, A-flat, F, which represent the first letters of the phrase Frei aber froh, or free but happy, making a distinct connection between this symphony and Brahms’ personal life at the time it was written.
  3. Antonin Dvořák visited Minnehaha Falls in September 1893 and composed his famous Cello Concerto the following year.

Explore the concert extras

Date & Time





    Cello Concerto


    Symphony No. 3


Minnesota Orchestra

Jun Märkl


Anthony Ross


Plan your visit

  • Pre-concert activities
  • Valet Parking
  • Pre-order Beverages
  • Directions & Parking
  • Helpful Tips
Pre-Concert Performance

YPSCA Concerto Competition Finalists

When: Fri Jan 12, 7:15 p.m. | Sat Jan 13, 6:15 p.m.
Where: Target Atrium

Young People’s Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) was formed in 1911, the same year as Minnesota Orchestra's Young People's Concerts were launched. Join us for the pre-concert performance of the YPSCA Concerto Competition Finalists in the Target Atrium. Marcia Peck will also be signing her new book Water Music in the Lobby.

Know Before You Go

An engaging performance awaits, and the fun doesn’t stop there. Make this visit your own with food and activity options. Browse these helpful tips, and when your concert date arrives, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Directions & Parking

All the information you need to know for getting to and from Orchestra Hall. Parking is just steps away from Orchestra Hall in the city-owned and skyway-connected 11th and Marquette Ramp.

Pre-order beverages

Skip the lines at the bar! Pre-order your intermission beverage via the Minnesota Orchestra App when you arrive at Orchestra Hall.

Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.