The weekend concerts of January 19 to 21, 2017, mark the subscription concert debut of the Minnesota Orchestra's recently appointed Associate Conductor, Roderick Cox. Earlier in January, at a reception in his honor at Minnesota Public Radio, Cox spoke about how he became a conductor, what inspires his work, and his evolving connection to the ensemble. Use the audio player above to listen to Cox's interview with Performance Today host Fred Child.
On Friday, Jan. 20, at 8 p.m., on Classical MPR, you can hear a live broadcast as Maestro Cox conducts one of his favorite works, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, plus Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, for which he and the orchestra are joined by pianist Joyce Yang.
The interview begins with the audience applauding after having seen a video of Cox conducting the Minnesota Orchestra in the finale of Stravinsky's Firebird Symphony. You can watch that video here:
ResourcesMinnesota Orchestra - official site
Roderick Cox - official site