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Capriccio Espagnol (op 34)
Alborada Fandango asturiano - Coda

Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov

Variations on a Rococo Theme (op 33)
Introduction, Theme, Seven Variations, and Coda

Peter Ilitch Tschaikowsky

Anna Clift is a graduate of Indiana University and SUNY at Stony Brook; her cello teachers have included Janos Starker, Bernard Greenhouse, Timothy Eddy, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and Gary Hoffman. She currently lives in Northfield and teaches at St. Olaf College. She performs extensively in the Midwest as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist. She frequently plays as an extra with the Minnesota Orchestra and many times has been a guest artist with the Minnesota Orchestra’s Sommerfest chamber music programs. Every summer she performs at the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. She has participated in the Washington Island Music Festival and the International Institute of Music in Taos, New Mexico. Clift has performed as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Kenwood Chamber Orchestra. Paul Niemisto, conductor and founder of the CVRO in 1979, is a member of the St. Olaf College music faculty. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received additional conducting training at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg and at the American Symphony Orchestra League Institute. While in Canada during the 1970s he was a conductor of the Prince Edward Island Symphony and the South Shore Orchestra and was a playing member of the CBC Halifax Orchestra. Recently, he has been a regular summer traveler to Finland, where he teaches courses in conducting, performs in brass festivals, and conducts bands and orchestras. Since 1991 he has directed a Finnish-American brass ensemble, “Boys of America,” which has traveled widely and made recordings in the U.S. and Scandinavia. * * *

Anna Clift, 'Cello Soloist Intermission "Russia in the Orient" - A Suite Kamarinskaya Dance Mikhael Glinka In the Steppes of Central Asia Alexander Borodin Procession of the Sardar, Mikhael Ippolitov- Ivanov from "Caucasian Sketches" (Op 10) Three Pictures at an Exhibition (1874) Modest Mussorgsky Promenade (arr. Tushmalov)
Hut on Fowls' Legs Great Gate of Kiev * * *
The mission of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra is to present orchestral and wind concerts to audiences in the region and to provide performance opportunities for trained musicians. Membership is open to any player in the area with a successful high school or college level musical background, subject to seasonal vacancies. Interested performers should contact the Northfield Arts Guild at 645-8877 for membership information. Acknowledgments We are grateful to the First United Church of Christ and Hosannah Lutheran Church for the use of their sanctuaries and to the Northfield Arts Guild for its support. This concert is made possible in part by grants provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature.

The Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the contributions made by the following individuals and businesses thus far this season: Eldon and Carl Behr LaNelle Olsen Boyum Construction Gordon and Char Rasmussen Gertrude and Edwin Chambers Brynhild Rowberg Bonnie Gretz Paul and Anne Schell Valborg Hallan Mary Zoe Scott Deborah Haqq Ralph and Amy Strand Kevin Kanne Paul Tarabek Dagmar and Angus McKay Frank and Sue Weaver Janet Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilkowske Dan Newland Members of the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra

Violin Gerry Casper, Webster Lisbeth Butler, Red Wing Sophie Dahle, Northfield Marcia Featherstone, Red Wing Robert Hanson, Northfield Ellen Iverson, Northfield Petraya Juelfs, Northfield Deb Knutson, Owatonna Kristal Kuester, St. Olaf Pam Mount, Owatonna Sarah Pierce, St. Olaf Viola Meg Hargreaves, Northfield Cello Andora Barvir, Northfield Janet Gustafson, Owatonna Barbie Koester, Dennison Jane Rinehart, Northfield Mary Zoe Scott, Northfield Tim Vick, Northfield Flute Regina Zakrajsek, Northfield Flute and Picolo Camie Keilen, Faribault Oboe Terri Geffert, Northfield Elizabeth Kracher, St. Olaf English Horn Erin Voss, St. Olaf Clarinet Jesse Streitz, Dundas Kathy Szydlo, Northfield Trumpet Jason Harrelson, St. Olaf Steve Kriesel, Eagan Trombone Paul Beck, Northfield Carl Behr, Northfield Mary Dunnewold, Northfield Tuba Matt Pelikan, Northfield Harp Rachel Manderfeld, Northfield Maija Niemisto, Northfield Percussion David Miller, Northfield Sonja Ziemann, Owatonna

TheNorthfieldArts Guild presentsThe

Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra
Paul Niemisto,Conductor

The Romantic Russians
Anna Clift, Cello Soloist

Bassoon William Child Horn Joan Vance Behr, Northfield Trish Culbert, Faribault Rachel Dries, Carleton Barb Wornson, Northfield

You can help support the Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra in 1997 Although the members and players of the CVRO are not paid performers, we have costs for printing, music rentals, transportation, and sound systems. Support from the Northfield Arts Guild is supplemented with contributions from the public, and we invite contributions from anyone inspired by our mission. You may send your tax-deductible contribution to: Northfield Arts Guild Cannon Valley Regional Orchestra 304 Division Street Northfield, MN 55057

First United Church of Christ, Northfield Saturday, November 15, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Hosannah Lutheran Church, Lakeville Sunday, November 16, 1997 at 2:00 p.m.