Suite from Der Rosenkavalier
The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, founded in 1903 and led since its centennial by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, is recognized for distinguished performances around the world, award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts, educational engagement programs, and commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of the future. The Orchestra tours regularly throughout Minnesota and nationally, and has toured abroad in Australia, Canada, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa. Recording has been an important part of the organization’s mission since the 1920s. During Vänskä’s tenure, the Orchestra has undertaken acclaimed recordings, including complete cycles of symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Sibelius and—now underway—Mahler.
Fabien Gabel’s conducting has taken him across the globe to lead top orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches
Symphonie Orchester, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de France, Oslo Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic and Warsaw Philharmonic. Gabel began studying trumpet at the age of 6, honing his skills at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and later at the Musik Hochschule of Karlsruhe.