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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

Past Stories

A Night with the Minnesota Orchestra

Program Notes: Mozart and Beethoven

Remembering Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (1923-2017)

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Program Notes: Rite of Spring

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Program Notes: Mozart and Beethoven

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Program Notes: Hugh Wolff Conducts Mendelssohn

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Program Notes: Russian Nights

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Program Notes: A Tribute Concert to Sir Neville Marriner

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Program Notes: Roderick Cox Conducts Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

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Program Notes: Vanska and Weilerstein

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Program Notes: Handel's Messiah

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Program Notes: Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Sixth

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Program Notes: New World Symphony

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Program Notes: Josefowicz Performs John Adams

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Program Notes: Celebrating Skrowaczewski

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Program Notes: Paulus Mass

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Program Notes: Season Opening

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Program Notes: Otello

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Program Notes: Beethoven Triple Concerto

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Program Notes: Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

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Program Notes: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

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Program Notes: Let's Dance

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The Best Piece

By my count, I’ve played on a couple of dozen Minnesota Orchestra recordings in the 15-plus years I’ve been employed here, and there are more than a few CDs in that stack that I’m quite proud to have been a part of. But it’s no hyperbole to say that I had been waiting my entire career to sit down and make the CD that we recorded in the spring of 2011.

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