The magic of ‘Storytellers’

Minot Symphony Orchestra to close 2016-2017 season with “Storytellers”

Submitted Photo Minot State University’s principal cellist, Erick Anderson, will perform the most well-known and monumental cello concerto in the repertoire, “Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor,” during the Minot Symphony Orchestra’s production of “Storytellers,” Saturday, April 29.

A night of musical magic and spectacular stories awaits audiences as the Minot Symphony Orchestra closes out the 2016-2017 concert season with their production of “Storytellers,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University.

Concertgoers can anticipate an evening of astonishing storytelling, as members of the symphony weave tales of mystery and excitement by way of harmonious expression and rhythmic performances.

“Storytellers” begins with “Jubilare!,” a joyful overture by living American composer John Stevens.

Layered with enchanting melodies and captivating dynamics, “Jubilare!” is a charming masterpiece that sets the tone for a wonderful evening.

Following “Jubilare!” will be the dazzling story expressed by Minot State University’s principal cellist, Erick Anderson, as he performs the most well-known and monumental cello concerto in the repertoire “Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor.”

Possessing a combination of striking melodies and spirited dynamics, Anderson’s storytelling prowess will be on display as the symphony accompanies the gifted cellist with bold harmonies.

After being whisked away by “Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minot”, concertgoers can experience the transformative story of “One Thousand and One Nights,” by Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.”

The stories of “Aladdin,” “Ali Baba” and “Sinbad the Sailor” will bring audience members to a different place and time.

This symphonic suite will indulge the imaginations of listeners as the MSO performs musical elements from wondrous fairytales of the Orient.

Tickets start at $25 for adults and $10 for children.

To learn more about “Storytellers” or purchase your tickets online, visit online at or call 858-4228.