Season Opening: Osmo Vänskä and Audra McDonald

Season Opening: Osmo Vänskä and Audra McDonald

Photos by Courtney Perry

Tesfa Wondemagegnehu of MPR enjoys the Beethoven photo booth.

Mary Louise Knutson performed on our beautiful lobby piano before the concert.

Beethoven photo booth props!

Patrons enjoyed the festive atmosphere in the lobby.

Music Director Osmo Vänskä leads a toast to the new season after the concert.

Music Director Osmo Vänskä.

Music Director Osmo Vänskä.

Patrons welcome back Violist Megan Tam, who has returned after being gone for a season.

The lobby was buzzing pre-concert!

Bassist Kristen Bruya, center, and others sing along.

Kevin Smith welcomes the crowd to a new season of spectacular music.

Bassist Dave Williamson performed in a jazz quartet in the lobby post-concert.

Perusing Minnesota Orchestra CDs.

Patrons posed with Beethoven at a photo booth before the concert.

Patrons chatted with musicians in the lobby before and after the concert.

Tony® Award-winning Audra McDonald performed with the orchestra.

Tony® Award-winning Audra McDonald performed with the orchestra.

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