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Osmo Vänskä /// Music Director

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Osmo Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Seventh Symphony

The Minnesota Orchestra continues its Mahler Symphonies project with performances of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony on November 2 and 3


Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra perform Mahler’s Seventh Symphony—a remarkable journey from night to day—at Orchestra Hall on November 2 and 3. The performances are part of an ongoing project to perform and record all ten of Mahler’s symphonies.

In sessions the week after these performances, Vänskä and the Orchestra will record Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 for a future release on the BIS Records label. Due for release later this season is a disc of Mahler’s Second Symphony recorded in June 2017, which follows a recently-released disc of the composer’s Sixth Symphony and the 2018 Grammy-nominated recording of the Fifth Symphony.  

The Minnesota Orchestra concerts are held at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, November 2 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $30 to $97. More information is available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656.  For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release.


Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra’s tenth music director, is renowned internationally for his compelling interpretations of the standard, contemporary and Nordic repertoires. He has led the Orchestra on five European tours, as well as an August 2018 visit to London’s BBC Proms, and on historic tours to Cuba in 2015 and South Africa in 2018. The Cuba tour was the first by an American orchestra since the thaw in Cuban-American diplomatic relations, while the five-city South Africa tour—the culmination of a Music for Mandela celebration of Nelson Mandela’s centennial—was the first-ever visit to the country by a professional U.S. orchestra. His recording projects with the Minnesota Orchestra have also met with great success, including the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance for their recording of Sibelius’ First and Fourth Symphonies on the BIS Records label. More: minnesotaorchestra.org.

Mahler’s Seventh: An epic voyage from night to day
Mahler’s Seventh Symphony sustains an intensity of expression across five virtuoso movements. The massive opening depicts a violent, stubborn force, while the following three movements offer more hopeful faces of the night, including a flickering scherzo and a moonlit serenade. The grandiose finale is a stunning daybreak, delivering a rush of incandescent energy and overflowing with melodic ideas.


Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts
VÄNSKÄ CONDUCTS MAHLER’S SEVENTH

Friday, November 2, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

MAHLER             Symphony No. 7

Tickets: $30 to $97

This 90-minute program is performed without intermission.

Free Concert Preview with Phillip Gainsley and Associate Conductor Akiko Fujimoto in Orchestra Hall’s Target Atrium on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, at 7:15 p.m.


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Individual tickets and subscription packages can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (Stage Door ticketing is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lobby Box Office ticketing begins two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the skyway accessible Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662. 

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2018-19 season. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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