MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — 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,” according to a spokesperson for the musicians.
Oue was the director of the orchestra from 1995 until 2002.READ MORE: Vikings Interview 49ers' DeMeco Ryans After Win Vs. Packers
The pair of December concerts will also include performances of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony as well as the Piano Concerto No. 1, with guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker.
The concerts will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Sunday Snow Could Make For Monday Morning Commute Headaches
Tickets are available here.
The most recent Minnesota Orchestra conductor, Osmo Vanska, resigned on Oct. 1, a year after the Minnesota Orchestral Association locked out musicians after management and musicians couldn’t agree on salaries.MORE NEWS: Shoplifter Shoots St. Paul Liquor Store Worker Twice, Police Say
The Minnesota Orchestra was also supposed to perform at Carnegie Hall this month, until the lockout forced the cancellation of those performances as well.