Minnesota Orchestra

Ahmed Anzaldúa and Border CrosSing join the Minnesota Orchestra for 'El Mesías'

Conductor Ahmed Anzaldúa will lead Border CrosSing and the Minnesota Orchestra in 'El Mesías'Courtesy of the artist

November 21, 2022

Border CrosSing and artistic director Ahmed Anzaldúa join the Minnesota Orchestra in El Mesías, a bilingual Spanish-English cross-cultural combination of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah and Navidad Nuestra, a Christmas cantata by Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez. Together with the vocal soloists and choir, the unique combination of Andean instruments and the Baroque orchestra blur the lines between Western classical and South American folk traditions.

Join host Melissa Ousley for a live-broadcast of the concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.


Minnesota Orchestra
Ahmed Anzaldúa, conductor
Border CrosSing, chorus and Andean ensemble

ARIEL RAMÍREZ Navidad Nuestro
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL Messiah [Part I and Hallelujah chorus]

For tickets and program notes, visit the Minnesota Orchestra’s official website.