On March 9, 2019, the PSO performs BEETHOVEN AND BOCCHERINI at Grace Presbyterian Church, Rt. 91, at 7:30 pm. Beethoven, Haydn, and Boccherini show their whimsical sides as the PSO performs classics “with a twist.” Each work turned audiences on their ears at their premieres—you’ve likely never heard a classical composer use castanets before! PSO cellist ADRIANA LA ROSA RANSOM will take listeners on a musical journey through Boccherini’s powerful Cello Concerto in B-Flat. Maestro Stelluto says, “Imagine Beethoven, Haydn, and Boccherini grinning at you knowingly—waiting for you to discover the little prank they just pulled on you.”
Beethoven: Symphony #1
Boccherini: Cello Concerto in B-Flat
Haydn: Symphony #103 “Drumroll”
Adriana La Rosa Ransom is Associate Professor of Cello and Director of String Project and the Community School for the Arts at Illinois State University. She received a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from the University of Missouri, where she studied with Nina Gordon. She earned Master and Doctorate degrees in performance from the University of Minnesota, studying cello with Tanya Remenikova and chamber music with Jorja Fleezanis. As a soloist, Ms. Ransom has recently appeared with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois State Wind Symphony, and the Illinois State Symphony Orchestra. She has also appeared as a guest artist on notable solo and chamber music recital series, including the Peoria Bach Festival, Chicago Cello Society concerts, the Trinity Lutheran Candlelight Concert Series, and at universities throughout the Midwest. Currently Principal Cellist of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, she formerly was a member of the Minnesota Opera Orchestra, the St. Cloud Symphony, the European Musical Festival Orchestra, and Sinfonia da Camera. Ms. Ransom has served on the faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Cloud State University, the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, and the Grumo (Italy) Music Festival. She is the recipient of the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher Award, the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Service Award, and the Illinois American String Teachers Association Distinguished Service Award.Learn More about the Artist
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.