Please note that our Mahler’s Fifth concert will no longer take place on this date. We are instead airing our previously postponed Haydn & Mozart concert.
Haydn & Mozart
Broadcast on WTVP World 47.3
George Stelluto · conductor
Adriana LaRosa Ransom · cello
“Papa Haydn” and his tremendous musical son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart bring you the poise, joy, and charm of the Classical Era. They invite you to find your best self in this program of uplifting music.
Haydn: Symphony No. 96 “The Miracle”
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
Adriana LaRosa 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 her 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.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.