Season Finale: Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Second

Season Finale: Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Second

Our 2016-17 season comes to a close this weekend with performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä and featuring the Minnesota Chorale.

Robert Suff, Kevin Smith, Phil Gainsley
BIS Records producer Robert Suff joined Minnesota Orchestra president and CEO Kevin Smith and Phil Gainsley to give an inside look at the upcoming Minnesota Orchestra Mahler 2 recording.

Robert Suff, BIS Records
Robert Suff of BIS Records is a treasured collaborator, recording many CDs with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Brian Newhouse
Classical MPR's Brian Newhouse broadcasts the Season Finale concert live from Orchestra Hall.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
The concert's first act featured acclaimed pianist Marc-André Hamelin performing Haydn's Piano Concerto in D Major.

Marc-André Hamelin, piano and Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano and Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano and Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Vänskä and Hamelin thanking the orchestra

Krista Sandstrom
In these performances, the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale pay tribute to the memory of soprano Krista Sandstrom, who sang with the Chorale from January 2000 until her unexpected death on June 1, 2017. Krista was rehearsing with the Chorale for this program. Her chair on the choral risers has been left empty in tribute and loving memory.

Osmo Vänskä
Maestro Vänskä conducts Mahler's Second.

Season Finale - Mahler Symphony No. 2
A full stage for Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Sasha Cooke, mezzo
Soloist Sasha Cooke, mezzo, during the fourth movement of Resurrection

Osmo Vänskä
Osmo Vänskä conducting

Minnesota Chorale
The Minnesota Chorale rises for the fifth movement of Mahler's Second.

Ruby Hughes, soprano,
Soloist Ruby Hughes, soprano, during the fifth movement of Resurrection

Minnesota Orchestra
Soloists Ruby Hughes and Sasha Cooke with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale bringing it home for the epic finale of Mahler's Symphony No. 2

Minnesota Orchestra
The performers take a bow.

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