Midland Symphony Orchestra

MSO Tales of Hemingway

Feb. 3, 2018 7:30 PM

MSO – Tales of Hemingway
Beethoven Prometheus Overture ~ 5 minutes
Michael Daugherty Tales of Hemingway ~ 30 minutes    Listen
Zuill Bailey, cello
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 ~ 38 minutes    Listen

Ticket Prices (not including processing fees):
Adult $43.00 / $34.00
Student $15.00

Performance Date:
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Four of Ernest Hemingway’s classic novels and stories come to life through music in Michael Daugherty’s cello concerto Tales of Hemingway.

Famous cellist Zuill Bailey performs the award-winning concerto evoking the turbulent life, adventures, and unique literary style of the classic American author.

Composer Michael Daugherty is based in Ann Arbor and teaches composition at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Daughterty and Zuill’s album of the Hemingway concerto won 3 Grammy awards in 2017.

Cellist extraordinaire or murder? Bailey played the role of a cellist arrested for murder for harpooning someone backstage with an end pin in HBO’s hit series Oz.

Music Director Bohuslav Rattay and Zuill Bailey are friends and both live near El Paso, Texas. Zuill is Artistic Director of El Paso Pro Musica and Rattay is Music Director of the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

The premiere of Beethoven’s tumultuous and mysterious Seventh Symphony was performed in 1813 to benefit the soldiers wounded in battle a few months earlier. It was one of Beethoven’s most successful concerts. The second movement, Allegretto, was so well-received it had to be encored several times.

The Allegretto is often performed on its own separate from the entire symphony and frequently used in TV & films like The King’s Speech, X-Men Apocalypse, Mr. Holland’s Opus, an episode of Seinfeld, and many more.

High school students from across the region will join members of the orchestra side-by-side to perform Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture.

See Zuill Bailey perform with the DSO!

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