The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century, ranks among America’s top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, broadcasts and educational engagement programs; and a commitment to intentionally build concert programs to feature more works by composers of color, exploring music both contemporary and historic. This past fall, Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård began his tenure as music director.
Chia-Hsuan Lin, who was appointed associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra in 2016, began her sixth season with the Richmond Symphony in 2021 and was recently named the interim music director of the Contemporary Youth Orchestra of Cleveland. She enjoys frequent guest appearances around the world and made her Minnesota Orchestra debut in February 2020, conducting a week of student and family concerts, and returned this past April for another family concert program. In July 2022 she is leading five Minnesota Orchestra outdoor concerts, including an International Day of Music concert as part of the opening weekend of Summer at Orchestra Hall.