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Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra open a new season with Stravinsky's Firebird, September 14 to 16 August 16, 2017
CONCERT ADDED: Minnesota Orchestra adds second performance with Cloud Cult, April 8, 2018 August 09, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra adds two concerts to Fall line-up July 27, 2017
Rebecca Albers wins Minnesota Orchestra Principal Viola position July 24, 2017
Sarah Hicks extends contract with Minnesota Orchestra as Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall series July 12, 2017
Andrew Litton's final Sommerfest concerts feature dancers from New York City Ballet and Strauss' Salome July 11, 2017
Music Director Osmo Vänskä extends contract with Minnesota Orchestra July 10, 2017
Andrew Litton leads the Minnesota Orchestra in two Sommerfest programs, July 28 and 29 June 30, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra names two musicians to serve as "Rosemary and David Good Fellows" following nationwide audition June 28, 2017
Two Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest Concerts Celebrate Doc Severinsen, July 21 and 22 June 22, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Star Trek Live In Concert, July 13 and 14 June 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra "Inside the Classics" Season Closes with Dvořák's Seventh Symphony, July 15 June 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Fifth Symphony June 06, 2017
Fei Xie Appointed Principal Bassoon of the Minnesota Orchestra May 31, 2017
CONDUCTOR CHANGE: Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto to Replace David Zinman in Minnesota Orchestra Concerts This Week May 30, 2017
SOLOIST CHANGE: Pianist Xiayin Wang to replace Ingrid Fliter in Minnesota Orchestra Concerts, June 8, 9 & 10 May 24, 2017
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Resurrection Symphony in Minnesota Orchestra Season Finale May 22, 2017
Akiko Fujimoto Named Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Conductor; Roderick Cox Extends Contract May 16, 2017
The Minnesota Orchestra Performs Mozart and Debussy, June 8 to 10 May 12, 2017
David Zinman Conducts Also Sprach Zarathustra; Anthony Ross Performs Schelomo May 05, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra "Symphony in 60" Season Continues With Also Sprach Zarathustra May 04, 2017
Seven Emerging Composers Chosen for Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute May 03, 2017
Erin Keefe and Matthew Lipman Perform Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante; Osmo Vänskä Conducts April 19, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Partners With Student Groups Through Arts Access Grant April 17, 2017
Ellis Hall Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra for One Night Only, May 6 April 14, 2017
Juraj Valčuha Conducts The Minnesota Orchestra; Michael Gast Plays Mozart Horn Concerto April 12, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Educational Webcast April 04, 2017
Lise de la Salle Performs Ravel's Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot Conducts March 28, 2017
Edo de Waart Conducts The Dream of Gerontius, April 21 and 22 March 24, 2017
Symphony Ball 2017 will feature Dessa with the Minnesota Orchestra, June 24 March 21, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Concerts March 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Classical and Chamber Music Series March 16, 2017
Dessa Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, April 14 and 15 March 14, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017, Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen March 10, 2017
Conductor Change: Conductor Perry So to Replace Han-Na Chang in Minnesota Orchestra Concerts This Week, March 16, 17 & 18 March 10, 2017
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Elgar's Cello Concerto and Schubert's Great Symphony March 08, 2017
"Symphony in 60" Program Features Stravinsky's Rite of Spring February 24, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp Offers Immersion Experience for Amateur Musicians February 24, 2017
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue Comes to Orchestra Hall February 20, 2017
Osmo Vänskä Conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring February 20, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Family Concert with The Okee Dokee Brothers, March 19 February 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Performs the Music of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, Mar. 16 to 18 February 15, 2017
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma To Perform With Minnesota Orchestra, June 13 February 03, 2017
The Minnesota Orchestra Performs "An Intimate Evening With Kristin Chenoweth" February 02, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra "Inside the Classics" Concert Features Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra February 01, 2017
Hugh Wolff Conducts the Minnesota Orchestra; Karen Gomyo Solos, Feb. 23 to 25 January 25, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Performs "Russian Nights" Concerts, Feb. 16 to 18 January 23, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Album Featuring Live-in-Concert Recording of Sibelius' Kullervo Released by BIS January 17, 2017
Hilary Kole and Tony DeSare Perform Music from the Great American Songbook with the Minnesota Orchestra January 13, 2017
Boyz II Men Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, Feb 11 January 13, 2017
Vänskä Conducts "Future Classics" Concert of New Music By Emerging Composers at 2016-17 Composer Institute January 12, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Begins "Inside the Classics" Season with Program Exploring "Romeo and Juliet," Jan 28 January 04, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Performs a Tribute to Sir Neville Marriner, Jan 26 and 27 January 03, 2017
Roderick Cox Conducts His Subscription Debut with the Minnesota Orchestra December 22, 2016
Alisa Weilerstein Plays Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra, Jan 13 and 14 December 19, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Performs New Year's Celebration Concerts, Conducted by Osmo Vänskä and Featuring Dawn Upshaw December 06, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget December 02, 2016
Holiday Programs at Orchestra Hall Feature The Midtown Men and Pianist George Winston November 23, 2016
Holiday Music at Orchestra Hall Continues with Trumpeter Doc Severinsen and the Classic Film "It's a Wonderful Life" In Concert November 17, 2016
Concert Added: Minnesota Orchestra Schedules Second Performance with Dessa, April 14 November 16, 2016
Roderick Cox Leads Minnesota Orchestra In Performance at Shiloh Temple International Ministries; Sunday, December 11 November 15, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's Holiday Tradition Continues with Performances of Handel's Messiah November 09, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ In Concert November 09, 2016
Cameron Carpenter Concert Scheduled for Feb 4 at Orchestra Hall is Cancelled November 02, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille in Concert, Nov. 26 and 27 October 24, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's Holiday Season Begins with Trumpeter Charles Lazarus, Plus Family Concerts of "Peter and the Wolf" October 24, 2016
Grammy-Winner Chris Botti to Perform at Orchestra Hall October 19, 2016
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Sixth Symphony and World Premiere of AROMA for Clarinet and Orchestra October 12, 2016
Osmo Vänskä Conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in Dvořák’s New World Symphony, Nov. 3 to 5 October 05, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Presents "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" in Concert, Oct. 28 and 29 September 27, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors Names Marilyn Carlson Nelson Chair Elect September 26, 2016
Leila Josefowicz and the Minnesota Orchestra Perform John Adams' Scheherazade.2, Oct. 20 and 21 September 19, 2016
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Conducts Minnesota Orchestra in Bruckner's Eighth Symphony September 16, 2016
Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra to Perform Halftime Show at Vikings Home Opener, This Sunday, September 18 September 15, 2016
Roderick Cox Named Minnesota Orchestra Associate Conductor September 13, 2016
Vänskä Conducts Paulus' Mass for a Sacred Place; Kathy Kienzle Featured in Ginastera's Harp Concerto September 02, 2016
Osmo Vänskä and Joshua Bell Begin Minnesota Orchestra's 2016-17 Season August 22, 2016
Silver Ainomäe Appointed Associate Principal Cello of Minnesota Orchestra August 02, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Prepares for European Tour, Performing Send-Off Concert at Orchestra Hall, Aug 16 July 26, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's Final Album in Sibelius Symphonies Cycle Released by BIS July 25, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" Concert, December 2016 July 20, 2016
Artist Change Notice: André Watts Forced to Cancel Sommerfest Performance July 05, 2016
Gabriel Campos Zamora Appointed Minnesota Orchestra Principal Clarinet June 28, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Sommerfest Closes with a Night in the Tropics and Verdi's Otello, July 22 and 23 June 24, 2016
Grammy-Winner Loudon Wainwright III to Perform at Orchestra Hall June 17, 2016
Second Week of Sommerfest: The Spotlight Shines On Violinist Nicola Benedetti and Cellist Leonard Elschenbroich in Double and Triple Concertos June 16, 2016
2016 Sommerfest Opens with Pianists Zhang Zuo and André Watts, Andrew Litton and Two Chamber Music Programs, July 8 to 10 June 10, 2016
Seven Emerging Composers Chosen for Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute June 07, 2016
Grammy-winning Vocalist Patti Austin Performs at Orchestra Hall with the Duke Ellington Orchestra May 24, 2016
The New Standards To Make Their Minnesota Orchestra Debut, July 2 May 19, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Symphony Ball 2016: Rhapsody in Blue - The Diamond Anniversary Ball May 16, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces New Initiative Encouraging Patrons to Bike to Orchestra Hall May 13, 2016
Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra Perform Mahler's Fifth Symphony in Season Finale Concerts May 06, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra to Perform Fourth of July Concert at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis May 06, 2016
Erin Keefe Performs Brahms' Violin Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra, May 27 and 28 April 27, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's Second Season of "Symphony in 60" Continues with Erin Keefe Performing Brahms' Violin Concerto April 27, 2016
Cirque de la Symphonie Acrobatic Troupe Performs at Orchestra Hall with the Minnesota Orchestra, May 21 and 22 April 21, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Explores the Evolution of Opera in "Inside the Classics" Concert April 19, 2016
Conductor Asher Fisch and the Minnesota Orchestra Perform Music of Wagner and Strauss, Featuring Soprano Amber Wagner April 13, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Embarks on Four-Country European Tour, August 18-27 April 06, 2016