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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 Tribune 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
Pink Martini Performs at Orchestra Hall with Sarah Hicks and the Minnesota Orchestra April 04, 2016
Helmuth Rilling Conducts Brahms' A German Requiem with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Chorale and Vocal Soloists March 28, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season - Including Classical Concerts, Inside the Classics, Symphony in 60 and Chamber Music Series March 25, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Series March 25, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's Second Season of "Symphony in 60" Launches with Stravinsky's Petrushka; Cristian Macelaru Conducts March 23, 2016
Cristian Macelaru Conducts Stravinsky's Petrushka; Roberto Diaz Solos in Higdon's Viola Concerto, Apr 15 and 16 March 23, 2016
Sarah Hicks Conducts the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein; MPR's Lynne Warfel Hosts March 17, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2016, Presented by U.S. Bank March 10, 2016
Osmo Vänskä conducts Brahms' Third Symphony; Cellist Arto Noras Plays Penderecki Concerto March 10, 2016
Stage and Screen Star Alan Cumming Brings New Touring Show to Orchestra Hall, Mar 26 March 01, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Young People's Concerts February 29, 2016
Andreas Haefliger Performs Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra; Jesús López-Cobos conducts February 25, 2016
The Minnesota Orchestra Performs the Best of the Beatles in Concerts with Vocal Group Rajaton, March 12 and 13 February 22, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra to Perform "Symphonic Adventures" at Area High Schools February 18, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Presents "Inside the Classics" Concert Exploring Bach and His Successors February 17, 2016
Ben Folds Performs With Minnesota Orchestra; Sarah Hicks Conducts February 11, 2016
South African A Cappella Ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo Performs at Orchestra Hall, March 4 February 05, 2016
Gilbert Varga Conducts the Minnesota Orchestra; Jon Kimura Parker Solos on Both Piano and Harpischord, Feb 25 to 27 February 01, 2016
The Peking Acrobats Perform Their 30th Anniversary Tour Program at Orchestra Hall January 29, 2016
Concert Cancellation Notice: "A Broadway Romance" Concert Scheduled for May 14 at Orchestra Hall is Cancelled January 26, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Trumpeter Charles Lazarus Performs Big Band-era Love Songs with the Orchestra January 22, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Preview of Carnegie Hall Program in Minneapolis, Featuring Violinist Hilary Hahn, Feb 18 to 20 January 22, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Begins Seventh Season of Inside the Classics with Exploration of Haydn and Mozart January 20, 2016
Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra Perform Sibelius' Kullervo and a World Premiere, Recorded Live in Concert, Feb 4 to 6 January 14, 2016
All-New A Cappella Touring Group, Vocalosity, to Perform at Orchestra Hall, Jan 31 January 11, 2016
The Julian Bliss Septet Performs the Music of Benny Goodman at Orchestra Hall January 06, 2016
Vänskä Conducts "Future Classics" Concert of New Music By Emerging Composers; Kevin Puts Returns as Composer Institute Director January 06, 2016
The Minnesota Orchestra Performs a Beethoven Marathon with Osmo Vänskä and Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin December 16, 2015
7 Psalms, A Large-Scale Work By Local Jazz Impresario Jeremy Walker, Is Performed At Orchestra Hall, Jan. 23 December 16, 2015
Joseph Peters Appointed Minnesota Orchestra Principal Oboe December 09, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra Rings in 2016 with a Beethoven Marathon, Beginning with the First and Ninth Symphonies, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 December 04, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra 2014-15 Season Fact Sheet December 02, 2015
Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra Announce Gift of $250,000 to Minnesota Orchestra December 02, 2015
Holiday Music at Orchestra Hall Continues with Programs Featuring Pianist George Winston and Trumpeter Doc Severinsen, Plus Scandinavian Christmas Concerts November 25, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra's Holiday Season Continues with Performances of Handel's Messiah, Plus a Messiah Sing-Along November 20, 2015
Holiday Season at Orchestra Hall Begins with Trumpeter Charles Lazarus, Plus Performances of Swingin' Nutcracker November 17, 2015
A Cappella Groups Invited to Compete for a Chance to Sing at Vocalosity Concert at Orchestra Hall November 16, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra presents Home Alone In Concert with Minnesota Boychoir and Sarah Hicks, Nov. 29 and 29 October 30, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Lieberson's Neruda Songs; Robert Spano conducts October 26, 2015
Natasha Paremski performs Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto with Minnesota Orchestra; Andrew Litton conducts; Nov 13 and 14 October 23, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra Launches Student Ambassador Program October 21, 2015
Award-winning Minnesota chefs prepare culinary delights onstage as Minnesota Orchestra performs October 16, 2015
Vänskä conducts all-Sibelius concerts featuring violinist Henning Kraggerud, Nov 5 and 6 October 14, 2015
Concert Added: Ladysmith Black Mambazo to Perform at Orchestra Hall, March 4, 2016 October 09, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra Performs - Disney In Concert: Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, October 30 and 31 October 07, 2015
Emmy-winner Jane Lynch brings touring cabaret show to Orchestra Hall, October 25 October 02, 2015
Minnesota Orchestra unveils new concert initiatives for 2015-2016 season September 30, 2015