Philharmonic Orchestra Fall Concert

Featuring Guest conductor Manny Laureano and pianist Garret Ross

Date Tuesday, November 13, 2012
7:30 p.m.
Location Benson Great Hall
Directions Directions to Bethel University and Benson Great Hall
Cost Free. No tickets required.
Sponsors Department of Music

Event Description

The concert will be live streamed on WBCS TV.

Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 1 (1917 version)
Garret Ross, piano

I. Vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Allegro vivace

Paul Dukas
Fanfare to La Péri

Jean Sibelius
Finlandia, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 26, No. 7

Edvard Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46

I. Morgenstemning (Morning Mood)
II. Ases død (The Death of Ase)
III. Anitras dans (Anitra’s Dance)
IV. I Dovregubbens hall (In the Hall of the Mountain King)


Garret Ross, student of Alexander Braginsky, recently finished his M.M. at the University of Minnesota where he was a Teaching Assistant. In 2008, Ross graduated from Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN with a B.M. in Piano Performance, studying with Carolyn Nordquist. At Bethel, he won first prizes in the solo and concerto competitions.

Ross has performed internationally in the U.S., Canada, England, and Germany. In the U.S. he has performed in Minnesota, New York, Texas, California, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. In the summer of 2012, he traveled with his duo partner, cellist Ruth Marshall, to Aldeburgh, England to study and perform in a series of masterclasses and concerts with the legendary Menahem Pressler of the former Beaux Arts Trio. Ross was recently soloist for the World Premiere of Gregory Vajda's Csardas Obstine for Piano and Orchestra at the Music in the Mountains and Round Top Festivals, and was a winner in the 2011 Schubert Club Scholarship Competition. Ross has performed and studied at the Aldeburgh Festival, Banff Centre, International Keyboard Institute and Festival, International Festival-Institute at Round Top, AmerKlavier Institute at New York City Steinway Hall, and PianoSummer at New Paltz. Ross has performed in masterclasses for many internationally-acclaimed artists including Menahem Pressler, Eteri Andjaparidze, James Dick, Vladimir Feltsman, Alexander Slobodyanik, Jerome Rose, Kevin Kenner, Pavlina Dokovska, Alexander Korsantia, and Susan Starr, among others.

Ross currently enjoys teaching and performing in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. In the coming months, Ross will travel to Round Top Texas for an Artist Residency, perform duties as Artistic Director of a new chamber festival in southeastern Minnesota, and travel to Denmark to perform in the Thy Chamber Festival.


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