Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Allegro, mvt. I from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Ständchen, from Schwanengesang
A Scott Joplin Rag Rhapsody, Based on Themes by Scott Joplin
Rage Over a Lost Penny
Suite No. 2
Jon Kimura Parker
Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed regularly at the Berlin Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall, London’s South Bank, the Sydney Opera House and the Beijing Concert Hall. In 2019 he was appointed the Minnesota Orchestra’s first-ever creative partner for Summer at Orchestra Hall, a new role in which he is serving as a creative force behind the Orchestra’s summer festival and appearing each summer as a host, performer and personality.
Scott Cuellar won the gold medal at the 2016 San Antonio International Piano Competition and the solo division of the 2013 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, where he also took second place in the concerto division. He was also the bronze medalist at the 2016 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He has given solo recitals around the world, including at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the Polytheatre Chongqing, the Gijón International Piano Festival in Asturias, Spain, and the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in Lima, Peru.
William Eddins has a multifaceted musical career as a conductor and pianist. He is the music director emeritus of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, a former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra and a frequent guest conductor of major orchestras throughout the world. In September 2022 he will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra’s season opening subscription concerts for the first time, leading a program that includes Wynton Marsalis’ Swing Symphony with the combined forces of the Minnesota Orchestra, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Marsalis himself on trumpet.
Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices in a new generation of pianists. He has appeared as soloist with many top orchestras throughout North America and in Europe, among them the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, George Enescu Philharmonic in Romania and Orquestra Filarmónica de Bogotá in Colombia.
The Creative Partner position is supported by Marilyn and Glen Nelson.