This program will be available to stream on the date of the performance on this page, our Youtube page, and on our Facebook page. Please contact us at 651-292-3268 or at [email protected] if you have any questions about our virtual programs.
Museum Minis are free, virtual 15 minute interactive sessions for all ages to experience musical performances and learn about the people, cultures, and sounds behind the instruments in the Schubert Club Music Museum. Local talented, knowledgeable, and diverse musicians will perform and share fascinating information about these instruments, how they make their sound, and the cultures from which they originated.
Nygel Witherspoon began studying the cello with his first teacher, David Holmes, when he was three years old. He enjoys playing chamber music and was coached for four years by Bruce Coppock. He has played in lessons and masterclasses for Peter Wiley, Anthony Ross, Benjamin Zander, Arek Tesarcyzk, and Amit Peled. In 2016, he won the MNSOTA String Competition, and performed the first movement of the Dvorak Cello Concerto with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. He was also a featured artist on MPR’s Minnesota Varsity in 2017. Nygel made his debut with the Minnesota Orchestra on October 7th, 2017, playing the first movement of the Dvorak Concerto at the Send Me Hope concert under conductor Roderick Cox. He soloed with them again in July, 2018, performing Faure’s Elegie at the Courage and Triumph concert. Recently, he won the Junior division of the Sphinx Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.