The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, founded in 1903 and led since 2003 by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational programs; and a commitment to intentionally build concert programs to feature more works by composers of color, exploring music both contemporary and historic. The Orchestra presents about 175 programs in a typical season, most at Orchestra Hall, its home in downtown Minneapolis that was built in 1974, renovated in 2014, and is known for its modern design and acoustical brilliance. The 2021-22 season celebrates Osmo Vänskä’s final year as Music Director.

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Posted: Feb-11-2022

Osmo Vanska, the conductor who made the Minnesota Orchestra a formidable musical force and bucked tradition by siding with its players during a bitter lockout, announced on Wednesday that he would step down as its music director in 2022.

— The New York Times
Posted: Jul-18-2019