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Ladysmith Black Mambazo Performs at Orchestra Hall, July 31 July 02, 2018
Akiko Fujimoto Named Minnesota Orchestra Associate Conductor June 27, 2018
Inside the Classics: Speaking Truth to Power concert highlights protest music June 26, 2018
Roderick Cox Conducts Two Symphony in 60 Concerts, July 27 June 22, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary with Two Special Concerts, July 20 and 21 June 21, 2018
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in Sommerfest Concert June 15, 2018
Audra McDonald Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, July 13 June 11, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Presents its First Full-Orchestra Sensory-Friendly Family Concert, July 14 May 30, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Free International Day of Music Celebration May 30, 2018
The New Standards Perform at Orchestra Hall May 25, 2018
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Fourth and a World Premiere by James Stephenson in Minnesota Orchestra Season Finale May 15, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Berlioz' Symphonie fantastique, June 8 and 9 May 09, 2018
Andrew Litton Conducts the Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Chorale in the Music of Bernstein and Walton May 07, 2018
Kathryn Greenbank Appointed Minnesota Orchestra Associate Principal Oboe April 24, 2018
Osmo Vänskä and Minnesota Orchestra to Perform at BBC Proms Festival, August 6, 2018 April 19, 2018
New Concert Added: Renée Elise Goldsberry to Perform with the Minnesota Orchestra, March 9 April 18, 2018
Michelle Miller Burns Appointed Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO April 17, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra and Cirque de la Symphonie perform "Cirque Goes to the Movies" April 13, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Symphony Ball 2018: Sounds of the Cinema April 12, 2018
Makaziwe Mandela and film producer Anant Singh join Minnesota Orchestra as guest speakers at "Celebrating Mandela" concert, July 20 April 10, 2018
Daniel Müller-Schott Performs Schumann's Cello Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra April 06, 2018
Emilio Rutllant selected as Minnesota Orchestra "Rosemary and David Good Fellow" following nationwide audition April 02, 2018
Sharon Bezaly performs the world premiere of new flute concerto by Jeff Beal, Osmo Vänskä conducts March 30, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Educational Webcast March 23, 2018
Organist Cameron Carpenter and conductor Klaus Mäkelä debut with the Minnesota Orchestra March 22, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra to perform in Mankato, April 27 March 21, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2018-19 Season Programming March 16, 2018
Minnesota-based band Cloud Cult to perform with Minnesota Orchestra March 12, 2018
Charles Lazarus and the Steeles perform with the Minnesota Orchestra March 08, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Sixth Symphony March 05, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2018 March 02, 2018
New Concert Added: Violinist Joshua Bell to perform with Minnesota Orchestra, April 23 February 27, 2018
TAO: Drum Heart Performs at Orchestra Hall February 23, 2018
SOLOIST CHANGE: Pianist Kenny Broberg to replace André Watts in Minnesota Orchestra concerts this weekend, February 23 and 24 February 21, 2018
Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, March 23 and 24 February 16, 2018
Osmo Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Titan Symphony; Erin Keefe Performs Kurt Weill's Violin Concerto February 14, 2018
Pink Martini performs with the Minnesota Orchestra February 07, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Performs "Stories in Music" Family Concert on March 4 February 06, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Debussy's La Mer, March 1, 2, and 3 February 02, 2018
André Watts Plays Beethoven's Emperor Piano Concerto with the Minnesota Orchestra January 25, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra to embark on first tour by professional U.S. Orchestra to South Africa, performing in five cities in honor of Nelson Mandela Centenary, August 2018 January 18, 2018
Jeremy Messersmith to Perform with Minnesota Orchestra at 2018 Symphony Ball, May 12 January 16, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra performs West Side Story Live in Concert January 12, 2018
CONCERT ADDED: Minnesota Orchestra adds second performance with Leslie Odom, Jr., March 23, 2018 January 11, 2018
Bernard Labadie Conducts Fauré's Requiem with Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Chorale, February 9 and 10 January 08, 2018
Ben Folds performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, January 19 and 20 December 19, 2017
Violinist James Ehnes Returns for Tchaikovsky Marathon Performances December 13, 2017
Tchaikovsky Marathon continues with concerts featuring pianist Kyle Orth and Principal Cello Anthony Ross December 07, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Begins Tchaikovsky Marathon with New Year Celebration Concerts, Conducted by Osmo Vänskä December 01, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2017 Balanced Budget November 29, 2017
George Winston performs solo concert at Orchestra Hall, Dec. 22 November 21, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra presents new holiday program featuring stories by Kevin Kling and stage direction by Peter Rothstein November 20, 2017
Concert Cancellation Notice: Leslie Odom, Jr. Concert Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18 is Cancelled November 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra announces the return of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert November 10, 2017
Helmuth Rilling Conducts Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Dec. 9 and 10 November 08, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Sensory-Friendly Concert Series November 03, 2017
Rufus Wainwright performs with the Minnesota Orchestra, Dec. 2 October 31, 2017
Merry and Bright: A Big, Brassy Christmas with Charles Lazarus opens the holiday season at Orchestra Hall October 27, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra presents Disney The Little Mermaid In Concert Live to Film, November 25 and 26 October 20, 2017
Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs With The Minnesota Orchestra, Nov. 18 October 17, 2017
Rafael Payare debuts with Minnesota Orchestra, conducting Brahms' Fourth Symphony October 12, 2017
Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra celebrate Minnesota Public Radio's 50th Anniversary with special concert October 11, 2017
Osmo Vänskä conducts Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony and the world premiere of Sebastian Currier's RE-FORMATION September 29, 2017
Vänskä conducts new music by emerging composers at 2017-18 "Future Classics" Concert, Nov. 10 September 29, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra presents Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert, Oct. 27 and 28 September 28, 2017
Nathalie Stutzmann conducts Beethoven's Fourth Symphony with the Minnesota Orchestra, Oct 12 to 14 September 15, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra announces 2017-18 Inside the Classics and Symphony in 60 concerts September 08, 2017
John Snow Appointed Minnesota Orchestra Principal Oboe September 06, 2017
Roderick Cox conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Argento's Valentino Dances September 01, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra to perform "Symphonic Adventures" at area high schools August 31, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra presents LA LA LAND In Concert, September 30 and October 1 August 29, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra celebrates Finland's Centennial in Finnish-themed concerts, September 22 and 23 August 25, 2017
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