Season Opening: Osmo Vänskä and Joshua Bell

Season Opening: Osmo Vänskä and Joshua Bell

Our 2016-17 Season launched this week with Joshua Bell performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Osmo Vänskä conducting Brahms' Symphony No. 2.

Vanska and Bell
Maestro Vänskä and Joshua Bell in exquisite form

The cello section

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell's enraptured interpretation of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Vanska and Violins
Maestro Vänskä and the violins

Flutes and Oboe
Flute section members Wendy Williams, Adam Kuenzel, and Principal Oboe Joseph Peters

Percussionists playing Blur
Levin's "Blur" features intense percussion, performed here by Kevin Watkins and Brian Mount

Percussionists playing Blur
Mallet work courtesy of our percussion section

Osmo Conducting
Beautiful dynamic conducting from Osmo Vänskä

Osmo Conducting
A more playful section

Trombonists R. Douglas Wright, Kari Sundström, and Andrew Chappell

Osmo Autographing CD
Osmo Vänskä signing Minnesota Orchestra's new Sibelius CD for a fan after the evening's concert

Kevin Smith
Minnesota Orchestra CEO Kevin Smith addresses donors at the Season Opening Dinner

Donors Raise A Glass
Donors raising a glass to Minnesota Orchestra at the Season Opening Dinner

Minnesota Orchestra Staff