Nygel Witherspoon performs the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra

We know it has been a while since many of you have heard the live sounds of a symphony orchestra, followed by an eruption of applause.

For today’s Daily Joy, we’re sharing a bite-size clip of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto performed by our alum, Nygel Witherspoon, last year.

I. Allegretto from Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) with the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Filippo Ciabatti

Click here to listen to the full performance on Show 372 in Hanover, NH.

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About the Performer

Nygel Witherspoon (cello), 17, hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where is currently taking college credits at the University of Minnesota and studying cello performance with Tanya Remenikova. He is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. He has been featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s Minnesota Varsity and performed with the Minnesota Orchestra. This year, he won the junior division of the Sphinx Competition, and was a semi-finalist in the Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition. He performs on a cello generously donated by the Virtu Foundation.