Friends of the Symphony to Host Virtual “Meet the Guest Artist” Event

The Friends of the Symphony will host a virtual “Meet the Guest Artist” event on a Zoom platform at 12 noon on Thursday, February 3, 2022. The Fort Collins Symphony guest cellist, Anthony D. Elliott, will perform composer Oskar Morawetz’s powerful Memorial to Martin Luther King at the Signature Concert 3 at 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.

Meet the Guest Artist, Anthony Elliott, Square

During the “Meet the Guest Artist” virtual event, Mr. Elliott will discuss his career, the piece he will be performing, and allow time for questions. This virtual event is open to the public and free of charge. Guests will be asked to mute their microphones when joining the Zoom event:

Meeting ID: 892 3041 3691

Passcode: 192672

Elliott, who has played this moving musical tribute to Dr. King many times, not only knew the composer Oskar Morawetz but also performed the piece at a concert where Dr. King’s eldest daughter Yolanda narrated Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. The first Grand Prize winner of the Emmanuel Feuermann Memorial International Cello Solo Competition, Elliott has garnered critical acclaim for his performances as a concert cellist, conductor, and soloist. Presently he is Emeritus Professor of Strings at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He has appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the CBC Toronto Orchestra.  He also has performed at major festivals including Aspen Music Festival, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Texas Music Festival. A number of his CD recordings are available at

For additional educational information about the concert, please:

  • Visit for concert program notes by Dr. Dawn Grapes and Dr. William E. Runyan.
  • Listen to Digital Communications Director Jeremy Cuebas’ interview with Anthony Elliott at
  • Attend Dr. Dawn Grapes’ Composer Talk via Zoom at noon on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.  Zoom:  823 1447 7068 (Meeting ID), 198923 (Passcode). Free.
  • Listen to Maestro’s Musings in-person or live stream at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022at the Lincoln Center. With purchase of concert ticket. Tickets are available through the Lincoln Center Box Office. or 970-221-6730.

The “Meet the Guest Artist” event is sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony. Signature Concert 3 is sponsored by the Kenneth and Myra Monfort Charitable Foundation, Trois Coeurs Foundation, Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream, Paul Wood Florist, and Rare Italian. The Fort Collins Symphony’s 2021-2022 Season is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, Colorado Creative Industries, Dr. David and Alison Dennis, The Lyric, National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Ed Siegel, and Dr. Peter Springberg and Janet Kowall. Media sponsors are KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins and KUNC 91.5 FM Radio NPR.