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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Past Stories

I'm No Expert

February 20, 2018 Author: Mandy Meisner
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I'm No Expert

Midwest Tour 2018: Chicago

Midwest Tour 2018: Indiana University

Recent Articles: Michael Adams

A Night at the Museum

Although I play viola in the Minnesota Orchestra, I also work in a wonderful museum—one of amazing historic musical treasures that I get to marvel at every day. I’m talking about the rare stringed instruments played by my colleagues. Assembled in front of you is a remarkable collection of violins, cellos and basses of antique vintage, a few of which date back to the late 1600s. (You might notice that I didn’t mention violas. More on that later.) The point is, much of the “lumber” you are listening to is of coveted Italian ancestry and centuries old.

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