Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, April 9 2014

“When Anne Man­son first heard cel­list Asier Polo per­form­ing in Galicia, Spain, mak­ing him part of an MCOsea­son became a pri­or­ity. The audience’s response to our 2012 con­cert was over the top, and now pop­u­lar demand brings him back!

In her Win­nipeg Free Press review of that first con­cert, Holly Har­ris wrote about his “… fierce artistry and utter sur­render to music-making.”

Get ready! The pas­sion that made that con­cert so mem­or­able will be in abund­ance as Polo will per­form not one, but two won­der­fully dif­fer­ent cello con­cer­tos this time around!

1689 Francesco Rug­gieri cello

Asier Polo will work his won­ders on a cello just about as old as, or even older than, the music he will be play­ing! Some things cer­tainly do seem to last …

Although Francesco Rug­gieri made viol­ins and violas, his import­ance stems from his devel­op­ment of a smal­ler ver­sion of the cello that is now the stand­ard. All instru­ments cre­ated by Rug­gieri are highly desir­able owing to their super­ior con­struc­tion and tone (Wikipedia).”


Westminster United Church, Winnipeg

Man­itoba Cham­ber Orches­tra
Anne Man­son, Music Dir­ector and Con­ductor
Karl Stobbe, Con­cert­mas­ter
West­min­ster United Church
9 April 2014

Asier Polo, cello

Ant­o­nio Viv­aldi
Cello Con­certo, in C Minor, RV. 401

Joseph Haydn
Sym­phony, No. 87, in A Major, Hob. I:87

Dorothy Chang

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Vari­ations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Con­cert spon­sor / Drs. Bill Pope & Eliza­beth Tippett-Pope
Print media spon­sor / Win­nipeg Free Press
Radio media spon­sors / CBC Radio 2 98.3CBC Radio One 990,
Espace musique 89,9 and Golden West Radio





A full house at the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra


Andrea Ratuski





Cel­list Asier Polo








Man­itoba Cham­ber Orches­tra
Anne Man­son, Music Dir­ector and Con­ductor


























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