Latin GRAMMY Award winning composer and conductor Eddie Mora will appear as the guest conductor with the Minot Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Minot State University’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
Mora is also the artistic director of the Heredia Symphony Orchestra and is a tenured professor of music at the University of Costa Rica School of Music.
“I’m very excited that the MSO is hosting such a wonderful conductor and composer as Maestro Mora. He’s not only an excellent musician but he’s also a warm and kind person who I know will win the hearts of the orchestra and all Minotians,” said Efrain Amaya, MSO music director.
The “Hidden Gem” program will include Mora’s “El Ruido del Agua” (“The Noise of Water”), which belongs to a cycle of compositions written by Mora between the years 2017 and 2021, based on the haiku poem by Seira Matsuoka (1740-1791). “El Ruido del Agua” was commissioned and dedicated to the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Luis A. Viquez in 2020.
The performance also will feature the rarely performed “Symphony No. 1” by Russian composer Vasily Kalinnikov and Mikhail Glinka’s “Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture.”
A pre-concert talk will be presented at 6 p.m. and is included with a concert ticket.
Tickets start at $30 for adults, with active military, senior and student discounts available. Tickets are available at www.minotsymphony.com or through the box office at 858-4228.