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Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2021-22 Season Celebrating Osmo Vänskä’s 19-Year Tenure July 16, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Movies & Music Concerts for 2021-22 Season June 22, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Summer Concert Programming and Increased Audience Capacity June 01, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra Presents First-Ever Free and Virtual Symphony Ball May 06, 2021
Audiences Return to Minnesota Orchestra Concerts Beginning in June March 16, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra Shares Artistic Highlights and Operating Results for 2019-2020 Season February 04, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra and the Minnesota Zoo Partner to Present A "Musical Menagerie" Family Concert on Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Friday, February 12, 3 pm February 02, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra Releases Recording of Mahler's Tenth Symphony January 29, 2021
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Revised Concert Calendar Through March 2021 December 11, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Adds New Year's Eve Concert to Live Broadcast Schedule October 27, 2020
Brian Newhouse Appointed Minnesota Orchestra Associate Vice President of Individual Giving October 26, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Redesigns Fall Concert Season for TV, Radio and Streaming Audiences September 08, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Ratifies Musicians' Contract Extension Through 2022 September 08, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Young People's Concerts Will Be Available Online For All August 11, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Full-Orchestra Cancellations and Begins Process of Phased Re-Opening with Chamber Music July 07, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra and Musicians Outline Cooperative Actions to Contain Costs During COVID-19 Pandemic June 19, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Pomp and Circumstance for 2020 Graduates May 11, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Releases Recording of Mahler's Seventh Symphony May 11, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Season Programming April 17, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Restructures Rest of 2019-2020 Concert Season April 14, 2020
"Minnesota Orchestra at Home" Provides Free Digital Content March 30, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Cancellation of Tour to South Korea and Vietnam March 27, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Cancels Concerts Through April 28 March 17, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Cancels Concerts Through March 23 March 12, 2020
Creative Partner Jon Kimura Parker and Minnesota Orchestra Unveil Plans for 2020 "Summer at Orchestra Hall" March 05, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Symphony Ball 2020: A Night at the Moulin Rouge February 28, 2020
Akiko Fujimoto Conducts her Minnesota Orchestra Classical Series Debut at Northrop, March 27 and 28 February 25, 2020
The Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble Collaborates in Concert with the Minnesota Orchestra, Apr. 2-4 February 19, 2020
Cloud Cult Returns to Orchestra Hall for Two Performances with the Minnesota Orchestra February 13, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra Plays Shostakovich's Leningrad Symphony; Pianist Kirill Gerstein Begins Rachmaninoff Project February 07, 2020
Marguerite Lynn Williams Appointed Principal Harp of the Minnesota Orchestra February 06, 2020
Minnesota Orchestra's Sam and Sarah Concerts Explore "Music and the Mind" and "The Russian Century" January 09, 2020
Vänskä Conducts New Music by Emerging Composers at MusicMakers Concert, Jan. 10 December 18, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra New Year's Celebration Concerts Feature Saxophonist Jess Gillam December 05, 2019
Fiscal 2019 Year End Results December 03, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Releases Recording of Mahler's Fourth Symphony November 25, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem with the Gauteng Choristers, 29:11 and the Minnesota Chorale; Plus a U.S. Premiere, Nov. 14-16 October 23, 2019
Osmo Vänskä and Minnesota Orchestra to Embark on Tour to South Korea and Vietnam, June 21-July 3, 2020 October 10, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Appoints Pianist Jon Kimura Parker as its First-Ever Creative Partner for Summer Programming September 23, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Four Film Concerts in 2019-20 Movies & Music Season September 17, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra to Perform "Symphonic Adventures" at Area High Schools September 10, 2019
Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra Begin a New Season September 09, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Adds Week of "Hear Into The Future" Concerts Dedicated to Youth, Students and Community August 15, 2019
Sabina Thatcher Appointed Minnesota Orchestra's Associate Principal Viola July 24, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Releases Recording of Mahler's First Symphony July 24, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Performs Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión según San Marcos in Sommerfest Finale Concerts July 02, 2019
Seven Composers Selected for 2020 Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute June 20, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Appoints Two New Musicians June 06, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Free Day of Music Celebration May 29, 2019
Bassoonist Kai Rocke Selected As Minnesota Orchestra "Rosemary and David Good Fellow" April 19, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp 2019 Offers Immersion Experience for Amateur Musicians April 09, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2019-20 Season Programming March 29, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2019: Música Juntos (Music Together) March 13, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Symphony Ball 2019: Northern Lights March 05, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Names Carolyn Egeberg as Vice President of Advancement January 18, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Invites Furloughed Government Employees to Attend a Concert for Free January 15, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra Presents Common Chords in North Minneapolis, Jan. 21 to 27 December 18, 2018
Dessa to Join Minnesota Orchestra for March 2019 Performances to Create a Live-in-Concert Recording December 17, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Second Symphony December 12, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2018 Balanced Budget December 05, 2018
Osmo Vänskä Announces Plans to Conclude his Tenure as Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Following 2021-22 Season December 05, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Associate Concertmaster and Principal Timpani Appointments November 19, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra and the University of Minnesota Celebrate Northrop's Restored Pipe Organ September 20, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Gains Three New Members as the 2018-19 Season Begins September 10, 2018
Dessa Returns to Orchestra Hall for Concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra September 07, 2018
Press from Minnesota Orchestra's South Africa Tour August 08, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Engagement and Exchange Activities on South Africa Tour, August 8-19 July 30, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Performs BBC Proms Program in Tour Send-Off Concert, Aug 1 July 06, 2018
Akiko Fujimoto Named Minnesota Orchestra Associate Conductor June 27, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Celebrates Nelson Mandela Centenary with Two Special Concerts, July 20 and 21 June 21, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Presents its First Full-Orchestra Sensory-Friendly Family Concert, July 14 May 30, 2018
Osmo Vänskä and Minnesota Orchestra to Perform at BBC Proms Festival, August 6, 2018 April 19, 2018
Michelle Miller Burns Appointed Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO April 17, 2018
Makaziwe Mandela and film producer Anant Singh join Minnesota Orchestra as guest speakers at "Celebrating Mandela" concert, July 20 April 10, 2018
Emilio Rutllant selected as Minnesota Orchestra "Rosemary and David Good Fellow" following nationwide audition April 02, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2018-19 Season Programming March 16, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Sixth Symphony March 05, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2018 March 02, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra to embark on first tour by professional U.S. Orchestra to South Africa, performing in five cities in honor of Nelson Mandela Centenary, August 2018 January 18, 2018
Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2017 Balanced Budget November 29, 2017
Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra celebrate Minnesota Public Radio's 50th Anniversary with special concert October 11, 2017
Sarah Hicks extends contract with Minnesota Orchestra as Principal Conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall series July 12, 2017
Music Director Osmo Vänskä extends contract with Minnesota Orchestra July 10, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra names two musicians to serve as "Rosemary and David Good Fellows" following nationwide audition June 28, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Fifth Symphony June 06, 2017
Akiko Fujimoto Named Minnesota Orchestra Assistant Conductor; Roderick Cox Extends Contract May 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Partners With Student Groups Through Arts Access Grant April 17, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Concerts March 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Classical and Chamber Music Series March 16, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017, Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen March 10, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp Offers Immersion Experience for Amateur Musicians February 24, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Album Featuring Live-in-Concert Recording of Sibelius' Kullervo Released by BIS January 17, 2017
Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget December 02, 2016
Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra to Perform Halftime Show at Vikings Home Opener, This Sunday, September 18 September 15, 2016
Roderick Cox Named Minnesota Orchestra Associate Conductor September 13, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra's Final Album in Sibelius Symphonies Cycle Released by BIS July 25, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Embarks on Four-Country European Tour, August 18-27 April 06, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season - Including Classical Concerts, Inside the Classics, Symphony in 60 and Chamber Music Series March 25, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Series March 25, 2016
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2016, Presented by U.S. Bank March 10, 2016