Minnesota Orchestra's 2021-22 Season Will Be Conductor Osmo Vänskä's LastVänskä has served for 19 years as the orchestra's musical director.
Music Rings Out Once Again In Minneapolis's Orchestra HallWhen the musicians came on stage in unison, the audience gave a standing ovation with roaring applause once again.
Minnesota Orchestra To Increase Capacity In July, AugustJuly and August concerts will see an increase to 50% capacity for Orchestra Hall seating. There will be one empty seat per household, and masks are required until Minneapolis' mask mandate is lifted.
After 14 Months, Osmo Vänska & Minnesota Orchestra Prep For 'Electricity' Of Live Audience“It’s like the best therapy in the world to have a good performance of good music," Conductor Osmo Vänska said.
Minnesota Orchestra To Host In-Person Concerts Again Starting In JuneIt was on March 12, 2020 that the Orchestra announced it would halt in-person concerts due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Very Difficult Time’: Minn. Orchestra Ratifies Musicians’ Contract Extension, Includes COVID-19 Compensation ReductionThe Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians have agreed to a two-year contract extension. It comes with a COVID-19 amendment that includes compensation reduction and expanded sick leave.
Orchestras, Opera Switching Up Concert Plans Amid COVID-19Fans of classical music and social distancing will soon have a variety of new options as the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra announce their plans for the fall season.
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Young People's Concerts Will Be Moved To Online FormatThe Minnesota Orchestra on Tuesday announced that all the Young People's Concerts slated for the 2020-2021 season will be moved to an online format, allowing families and students to experience the concerts for free from their homes.
Minn. Orchestra Cancels Full-Orchestra Concerts Through Early Sept., Will Have Smaller Live Concerts At Peavey PlazaThe Minnesota Orchestra is canceling all full-orchestra concerts through early September, but is beginning a process of bringing back smaller live concerts.
Minnesota Orchestra Leaders, Musicians Agree To Salary Reductions To Contain Costs Amid PandemicThe Minnesota Orchestra announced Wednesday that its musicians have agreed to reduce their salaries by 20% as the institution works to contain costs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota Orchestra Records 'Pomp And Circumstance' For Virtual Graduation CeremoniesWith the state of Minnesota not allowing for in-person graduation ceremonies, most schools will likely end up opting for a virtual graduation ceremony.
MN Orchestra Announces Concert Cancellations, Schedule Changes Due To Final FourThe Minnesota Orchestra will be cancelling a show and adjusting its schedule in early April due to NCAA Final Four events.
Osmo Vanska To Step Down From Minnesota Orchestra In 2022Vanska made the announcement at the orchestra board's annual meeting Wednesday. He says he wanted to give the organization plenty of time to find his replacement.
Dessa Returns To Orchestra Hall For Third Collaboration With The Minnesota OrchestraThe program will include music from the rapper's new album "Chime."
Minnesota Orchestra's Associate Conductor Leads 2 Concerts This WeekThe Minnesota Orchestra’s Associate Conductor Roderick Cox will be conducting two concerts this week.