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Minn. Orchestra To Perform 2 Concerts In Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since the recent push to reestablish diplomatic relations, the orchestra announced Thursday.

02/12/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Posts $650,000 Deficit

The Minnesota Orchestra says it has ended the 2014 budget year with a smaller-than-expected deficit of $650,000. The orchestra announced Tuesday that it reduced its deficit despite a 16-month lockout of union musicians that ended Feb. 1.

12/03/2014

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Kevin Smith To Stay On As Minnesota Orchestra CEO

Interim Minnesota Orchestra president Kevin Smith has become the organization’s permanent chief executive. The orchestra’s board appointed Smith president and CEO by a unanimous vote.

11/12/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra Concerts To Showcase Bassoons

The Minnesota Orchestra will showcase its bassoon section in three concerts in November. Conductor Eiji Oue (AY’-gee OH’-way) will return to lead the concerts. Oue was the orchestra’s music director from 1995 to 2002.

11/01/2014

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Christopher Lloyd Talks With Dave Lee!

You remember him as “DOC ” from the BACK TO THE FUTURE Films….Click the link above to listen!

10/31/2014

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Sommerfest To Close With US Music, Strauss Opera

The Minnesota Orchestra wraps up the 2014 Sommerfest with two full orchestra concerts on July 25 and 26. Sommerfest artistic director Andrew Litton will conduct both concerts. On July 25, Litton leads an all-American program including Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story” and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

07/12/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra Reviving New Year’s Eve Concerts

Fans of classical music in Minnesota will have one more reason to celebrate ringing in the new year. The Minnesota Orchestra announced the details for its 2014-2015 season on Friday, and among the highlights will be their first New Year’s Eve concerts since 1998.

06/13/2014

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Vanska Returns As Minnesota Orchestra Music Head

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.

04/24/2014

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Best Date Ideas For Art Lovers In Minnesota

Combine your love of dating with your love of art.

04/07/2014

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8 Of 77 Minnesota Orchestra Board Members Resign

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.

03/29/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra President & CEO To Step Down In August

The president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra will be stepping down from his post this summer, the orchestra announced Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Vanska To Help Orchestra Celebrate Grammy Win

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska will return to Orchestra Hall this month to help the orchestra celebrate its first Grammy win. Vanska will conduct the orchestra in concerts March 27-29 featuring the same works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius heard on that Grammy-winning album.

03/15/2014

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Minn. Orchestra’s Final Rehearsals Before Return Performances

After $52 million in renovations and a labor dispute that left it sitting largely empty for months, harmony has returned to Orchestra Hall.

02/06/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Live At Orchestra Hall’ Concerts Announced

The Minnesota Orchestra announced plans Tuesday for “Live at Orchestra Hall,” featuring a showcase of Broadway and television singers and actors, jazz and pop icons, world music, animated film scores and a beloved comedian – Bill Cosby.

01/28/2014

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Minn. Orchestra Wins GRAMMY For Sibelius Symphonies

The Minnesota Orchestra and former music director Osmo Vänskä received a GRAMMY award Sunday for their recording of Jean Sibelius’ First and Fourth Symphonies.

01/26/2014

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Lockout Over, Minn. Orchestra Announces ’14 Season

Former music director Osmo Vanska will return to help conduct the Minnesota Orchestra during its 2014 season. The orchestra announced its new season Friday, 10 days after reaching a contract settlement that ended a 15-month lockout of union musicians.

01/24/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra Back With 2 Weeks Of Concerts

The Minnesota Orchestra has announced its first concerts since ending a 15-month lockout of union musicians.

01/17/2014

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1-15-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to the Morning Take by clicking the above podcast link. The lockout is over at the Minnesota Orchestra!

01/15/2014

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Minnesota Orchestra Board, Musicians Ratify New Contract

On early Tuesday evening, the Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors and the musicians of the Twin Cities Musicians’ Union ratified a new collective bargaining agreement, effective Feb. 1.

01/14/2014

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Local Music Tap: Musicians Of MN Orchestra To Begin 10-Concert Run

The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra aren’t letting a seemingly never-ending lockout stop them from performing. Starting Friday, the musicians will begin a 10-concert run for the Winter-Spring season, called “Music For Minnesota: A Season of Shining Stars!”

01/09/2014

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Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.

12/25/2013

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MN Orchestra Nominated For Grammy In Midst Of Dispute

Despite being in the middle of a labor dispute, the Minnesota Orchestra continues to shine. The orchestra’s latest album was nominated for a Grammy Award Friday night in Los Angeles. Tony Ross is one of the musicians, and he says it’s a really big deal. “Especially if the orchestra is not in Nashville, or Los Angeles or San Francisco.” Ross said. He said that’s because there are not a lot of voting members in this community.

12/07/2013

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Eiji Oue Returns To Conduct Minn. Orchestra Musicians

Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor Eiji Oue is returning to conduct the orchestra’s locked-out musicians in a pair of holiday concerts. Oue will conduct the musicians on Dec. 14 and 15 in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.

11/30/2013

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Eiji Oue To Return, Will Conduct MN Orchestra’s ‘Nutcracker’

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Eiji Oue will return to the Twin Cities to conduct the orchestra’s holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Oue was the director of the orchestra from 1995 until 2002.

11/13/2013

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Minnesota Orchestra Talks Break Off Again

Another attempt to break the long impasse in the Minnesota Orchestra lockout has failed. Both sides say back-channel talks broke off after they were unable to agree on how to move forward. The last meeting was Monday.

11/09/2013

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