The Minnesota Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, inspire and serve our community as an enduring symphony orchestra internationally recognized for its artistic excellence.
Osmo Vänskä, Music Director
Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra’s tenth music director, is renowned internationally for his compelling interpretations of the standard, contemporary and Nordic repertoires. Since 2003, he has led the ensemble on several major international tours. His recording projects with the Orchestra have met with great success, including an ongoing project to record all of Mahler’s symphonies and a completed cycle of the complete Sibelius symphonies, of which one disc won a Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance.
Michelle Miller Burns, President and CEO
Michelle Miller Burns joined the Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra as President and CEO in September 2018. Under her leadership, the Orchestra is launching a multi-year revenue growth plan that increases both contributed and earned revenue for the organization; has unveiled a new leadership model for its long-running summer festival; and pivoted quickly to launch creative digital programming for audiences following the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.
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