July 28, 2022
Thomas Søndergård Appointed Minnesota Orchestra’s 11th Music Director

Søndergård to begin music director role in 2023-24 season, first serving as music director designate in 2022-23

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (JULY 28, 2022)—The Minnesota Orchestra announced today that Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård will succeed Osmo Vänskä to become the 11th music director to lead the Orchestra in its 120-year history. Described as a conductor whose “flawless feel for the music’s shape and drama galvanized musicians to give of their very best” (The Times, London), Søndergård will initially serve as music director designate in the 2022-23 season before beginning his new role in Minnesota in September 2023. Under the terms of a five-year contract beginning in the 2023-24 season, Søndergård will lead the Orchestra in at least 12 weeks of concerts and activities a year.


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