Vanska To Help Orchestra Celebrate Grammy WinFormer 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.
Minn. Orchestra's Final Rehearsals Before Return PerformancesAfter $52 million in renovations and a labor dispute that left it sitting largely empty for months, harmony has returned to Orchestra Hall.
Local Music Tap: 'Live At Orchestra Hall' Concerts AnnouncedThe 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.
Minn. Orchestra Wins GRAMMY For Sibelius SymphoniesThe Minnesota Orchestra and former music director Osmo Vänskä received a GRAMMY award Sunday for their recording of Jean Sibelius' First and Fourth Symphonies.
Lockout Over, Minn. Orchestra Announces '14 SeasonFormer 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.
Minnesota Orchestra Back With 2 Weeks Of ConcertsThe Minnesota Orchestra has announced its first concerts since ending a 15-month lockout of union musicians.
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.
Local Music Tap: Musicians Of MN Orchestra To Begin 10-Concert RunThe 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!"
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.
MN Orchestra Nominated For Grammy In Midst Of DisputeDespite 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.
Eiji Oue Returns To Conduct Minn. Orchestra MusiciansFormer 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.
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.
Minnesota Orchestra Talks Break Off AgainAnother 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.
Call For State Aid To Resolve Orchestra Dispute GrowsIt's been nearly 13 months since the lockout began at the Minnesota Orchestra, and now some leaders are calling for state aid to settle the dispute. Former governor Arne Carlson says the orchestra is a valued community asset that should get the same attention as the Vikings stadium.
Rep. To Propose Legislation For MN To 'Buy' OrchestraWhile there still hasn't been any movement in contract talks between management at the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians, a local lawmaker is now pushing for the state to get involved.