Europe 2016: Photos, Press, and more

Europe 2016: Photos, Press, and more

One week, four countries, five appearances—and now the Minnesota Orchestra’s fifth European tour with Music Director Osmo Vӓnskӓ is a wrap. Find videos, photos, press, and other information from our tour right here.

Videos

Photos

Copenhagen, Denmark

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Edinburgh, Scotland

Lahti, Finland Side-by-Side Rehearsal

Lahti, Finland

Traveling to Helsinki, Finland


Updates from the road


See You Soon!
by cellist Marcia Peck

Peace in Amsterdam by clarinetist Gabriel Campos Zamora

Our Musical Heritage by cellist Marcia Peck

Putting Our Best Foot Forward by violist Gareth Zehngut

Shining Bright in Finland by cellist Marcia Peck

Perseid and Prokofiev by cellist Marcia Peck

Readying my cello for departure by cellist Marcia Peck


Tour Press

Minnesota Orchestra is back from brink and better than ever (The Scotsman, July 30, 2016)

Finnish fiddler's saunas take the heat out of a musical career (The Herald, August 1, 2016)

Minnesota Orchestra's Exciting Return to Lahti (Rondo Classic, August 2, 2016) Read online (Finnish) | Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Classical Review: It’s good to be back (The Times, August 7, 2016) Read online (registration required) | Download PDF

Let the tour begin: Minnesota Orchestra previews European program (Pioneer Press, August 16, 2016)

Dit-dit-dit-DAH! Minnesota Orchestra launches its tour boldly, with Beethoven (Star Tribune, August 17, 2016)

Having recovered from the lock-out, Minnesota Orchestra will perform on Sunday in Lahti with Vänskä and Pekka Kuusisto (Helsingin-sanomat, August 19, 2016) Read online (Finnish) | Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Concert review: Pekka Kuusisto made his violin weep with folk music (Aamulehti, August 22, 2016) Read online (Finnish) | Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Pekka Kuusisto, who received an invitation to return to London, played a Swedish folk song in Lahti (Aamulehti, August 22, 2016) Read online (Finnish) | Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Listen to the Minnesota Orchestra live from Amsterdam on Aug. 24 (Classical MPR, August 22, 2016)

"The significance of side-by-side playing should not be underestimated" (Yle Culture, August 22, 2016) Read online (Finnish) | Download PDF of English Translation (English)

How Classical MPR brings you a transatlantic concert broadcast (Classical MPR, August 23, 2016)

Concert review: The Minnesota Orchestra Shines at Sibelius Hall (Helsingin-sanomat, August 23, 2016) Read online (Finnish) | Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Osmo Vänskä had a powerful return to Sibelius Hall (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, August 23, 2016) Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Co-rehearsal with young musicians (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, August 23, 2016) Download PDF of English Translation (English)

Minnesota Orchestra/Vänskä/Kuusisto review – surging energy and brave originality (The Guardian, August 24, 2016)

Festival Music review: Minnesota Orchestra, Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Scotland Herald, August 24, 2016)

EIF 2016: Minnesota Orchestra, Usher Hall, Review (Edinburgh Guide, August 24, 2016)

Music Review: Minnesota Orchestra (The Scotsman, August 25, 2016)

Review: "This crack orchestral troupe are the quintessential big glossy American orchestra, the strings rich and sweeping, all sections fanatically ordered and cooperative." (The Scotsman, August 27, 2016)

Edinburgh Festival 2016: Così fan tutte, Pekka Kuusisto, Gurrelieder (The Arts Desk, August 29, 2016)

 

This crack orchestral troupe are the quintessential big glossy American orchestra, the strings rich and sweeping, all sections fanatically ordered and cooperative.

Read more at: http://www.scotsman.com/news/sao-paolo-orchestra-revives-works-by-exploited-shostakovich-1-4214460

Live Broadcast

At 1 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, August 24, Minnesota Public Radio will offer a live local broadcast of the Orchestra’s performance in Amsterdam, marking the first time a Minnesota Orchestra performance from the Concertgebouw will be broadcast in Minnesota. The live broadcast will air statewide on Classical MPR, including KSJN 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities. A complete list of Classical MPR stations can be found at classicalmpr.org. Listeners will also be able to stream the broadcast via the Classical MPR website.

The performance at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw will also be broadcast live in Amsterdam and recorded and distributed for future broadcasts by the European Broadcasting Union. Additionally, the Orchestra’s performance in Lahti, Finland, on August 21, will air on local broadcast stations throughout Finland.


Tour Performances

Sunday, August 21, 2016, 4 p.m. / Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland Details »

Monday, August 22, 2016, 11 a.m. / Sibelius Hall, Lahti, Finland Details »

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 8 p.m. / Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland Details »

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 8 p.m. / Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Details »

Friday, August 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m. / Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark Details »


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Download one of three ringtones, featuring music from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, which we will perform on our tour. Details »


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