March 15
7:30 PM

Tales of Hemingway

$27-$62 | $10 student


March 15, 2018 7:30 PM

Tales of Hemingway

Francesco Lecce-Chong, Conductor | Zuill Bailey, Cello

Lecuona: Malagueña

Michael Daugherty: Tales of Hemingway

Sibelius: Valse Triste

Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

Ernest Hemingway's greatest stories come to life in Michael Daugherty’s 2017 Grammy Award-winning concerto for cello and orchestra in which each movement is inspired by a different Hemingway work – "The Big Two-Hearted River," For Whom the Bell TollsThe Old Man and the Sea, and The Sun Also Rises. This piece was commissioned by Detroit Symphony and Nashville Symphony, and the world premiere and subsequent Grammy-winning recording was on April 17, 2015 in Nashville with cellist Zuill Bailey under the direction of previous Eugene Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero.

The program also includes Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona’s Malagueña, which evokes Spanish culture and rhythm. Then, in utter contrast, experience the rugged Finnish countryside for Sibelius’ waltz and his stunning Fifth Symphony, which ends with a glorious circular melody.

Read more about this concert in our program notes.

Learn about the music:  
Happy Hour on Monday, March 12. Details here.

Concert Preview: From 6:30-7pm the night of the concert, hear from Francesco Lecce-Chong and Zuill Bailey in The Studio, lower level of the Hult Center.

Free, public performances:
Cellist Zuill Bailey will perform at a variety of locations leading up to the March 15 concert. In addition to the free, public events listed below, he will also perform at health and human service centers including PeaceHealth RiverBend, FOOD for Lane County's Dining Room, and the Boys & Girls Club. Check out the schedule below and make sure to catch him around town!

  • Monday, March 12
    3:30pm: Performance at Eugene Public Library 
  • Tuesday, March 13 
    12 pm: Performance at Broadway Commerce Center, 44 W Broadway, Eugene 
    1 pm: Performance at University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union, 1395 University Street, Eugene  
    4-5:30pm: Master Class with three local cello students at The Studio, Hult Center

LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts