Ariel Barnes, Canada’s cellist!

Winnipeg audiences seem to have a unique appreciation for the cello and  Ariel Barnes  is uniquely qualified to satisfy that appetite. A player of dazzling virtuosity and magnetism, Barnes 
is, in the words of the late Maestro Bramwell Tovey, “the outstanding Canadian cellist of his generation.”

Canadians have noticed. His recordings have garnered two Western Canadian Music Awards and one JUNO nomination, and they are met with critical acclaim — not least of all his 2017 recording of Michael Oesterle’s Cello Concerto recording with the MCO. 

We could go on until we’re blue in the face listing his brilliant accomplishments. But they are a poor substitute for actually listening to Ariel — which you should go do right now. He creates a “mesmerizing musical experience” by combining his “deep personal connection” (Toronto Live Music Report), “luscious tone and technical prowess” (Vancouver Sun).

Don't miss our 'Soirée'
pre-concert fundraiser at Moss House!

At this concert Barnes and the MCO perform, at long last, Glenn Buhr’s new cello concerto, whose premiere was postponed by the pandemic. Buhr, formerly the WSO’s composer-in-residence, will be well-known to Winnipeggers as one of Canada’s leading composers and a favourite Manitoba musician.

The esteemed Tania Miller conducts one of Winnipeg’s most exciting fall concerts.

The concert begins at 7.30pm on Thursday, November 9th, in Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue. Casual tickets will be available 7 July 2023 here and on MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue
7.30pm, Thursday, 9 November 2023

Tania Miller, conductor
Ariel Barnes, cello

Arvo Pärt

Glenn Buhr
Violoncello concerto No. 2 (7 couplets)

Commissioned by the MCO with the assistance of the Manitoba Arts Council; world premiere performance.

Glenn Buhr
In Gloriam

Aaron Copland
Appalachian Spring — original version

Funding assistance provided by the Manitoba government

Music Director sponsor / In memoriam, Edd Groening

Season  media sponsors / Classic 107, Golden West Radio & Winnipeg Free Press