Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orchestra’s board said Thursday that Vanska will lead at least 10 weeks of concerts for each of the next two seasons.
Eight of the 77 members on the Minnesota Orchestral Association Board have resigned after CEO Michael Henson stepped down last week, with at least one person questioning the manner in which Henson’s departure was handled. Henson’s stormy tenure included a labor dispute and 16-month lockout. He’ll leave in August as part of a negotiated package approved by a divided board March 20, three weeks after board members voted 40-8 to support him.
The president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra will be stepping down from his post this summer, the orchestra announced Thursday.
It’s day two of a lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra and while negotiations continue, they’re not allowed to perform.