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Minnesota Orchestra

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Nov 1, 2023

The Minnesota Orchestra’s Listening Project showcases underrepresented composers. Read more here.

Jul 27, 2023

The Minnesota Orchestra is teaming up with First Avenue for a future outdoor venue in north Minneapolis, an 8000-seat amphitheater along the Mississippi River. Read more here.

Jan 28, 2023

The Minnesota Orchestra announces a $655,575 operating loss in 2022, down from a $6.3 million loss in 2021. Read more here.


Nov 29, 2022

Drawn to opening doors: Minnesota Orchestra's new leader works on anti-racism efforts. Read more here.

Oct 1, 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra returns for its 120th season, its first in nearly 20 years without Osmo Vänskä at the helm, as Thomas Søndergård begins as music director designate before officially becoming music director next fall. Read more here.

Sep 23, 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians have ratified a four-year collective bargaining agreement. Read more here.

Jul 28, 2022

Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård will be the new Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra, with a five-year contract that begins with the 2023-24 season and the title of Music Director Designate during the 2022-23 season. Read more here.

Jun 9, 2022

Conductor Osmo Vänskä gives a final bow as the Minnesota Orchestra's Music Director. Read more here.

May 12, 2022

The Minnesota Orchestra honors Osmo Vänskä as Conductor Laureate. Read more here.

Apr 29, 2022

Spurred by George Floyd's death, the Minnesota Orchestra has commissioned a new work by Black artists which will premiere next spring. Read more here.

Apr 27, 2022

For 2022-23, the Minnesota Orchestra itself will be the star for their first season in years without Osmo Vänskä. Read more here.

Jan 30, 2022

In light of what this past year held, I'm very pleased with the substantial progress we've made towards decreasing the size of our operating loss while also increasing our net assets. Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michelle Miller Burns. Read more here.


Dec 31, 2021

The Minnesota Orchestra uncorks a three-week celebration of Sibelius, beginning New Year's Eve. Read more here.

Nov 19, 2021

The Minnesota Orchestra adds chamber music, sensory-friendly concerts, and wellness events in 2022. Read more here.

Oct 12, 2021

Congratulations to the Minnesota Orchestra for being named Gramophone Magazine's 2021 Orchestra of the Year. Read more here.

Jul 19, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra announces music director Osmo Vanska's final season as conductor. Read more here.

May 29, 2021

After 14 months, Osmo Vänska and the Minnesota Orchestra prep for a live audience. Read more here.

May 12, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra to return for in-person performances. Read more here.

May 9, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra to present concerts of remembrance and reflection, including Carlos Simon's An Elegy: A Cry from the Grave, performed in honor of George Floyd to mark the anniversary of his death. Read more here.

Mar 17, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra to welcome back audiences in June. Read more here.

Feb 9, 2021

Minnesota Orchestra President/CEO says that while the $11.7 million deficit is serious, the orchestra has been able to cover the shortfall using available funds. Read more here.


Dec 26, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra will be streaming a New Year's celebration on December 31st. Read more here.

Dec 12, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra to continue live streaming concerts through March. Read more here.

Oct 22, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra & the University of Minnesota study aerosols from instruments. Read more here.

Sep 28, 2020

Collective bargaining agreement that runs through August 2022 settled for the Minnesota Orchestra. Read more here.

Sep 10, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra mounts fall season without live audiences. Read more here.

Jul 9, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra cancels 16 full-orchestra concerts, will start phased reopening with smaller concerts outdoors. Read more here.

Jun 18, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra musicians agree to salary reductions to contain costs amid pandemic. Read more here.

Jun 8, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra will no longer engage Minneapolis Police Department officers to provide security at orchestra concerts until the MPD implements fundamental changes. Read more here.

Jun 2, 2020

Click here to view the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra as they perform a socially-distanced tribute to George Floyd. 

Apr 15, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra has rescheduled its current season concerts for August and September. Read more here.

Apr 1, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra unveils new online music learning portal. Read more here.

Mar 29, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra nixes June tour to Vietnam and South Korea. Read more here.


Dec 8, 2019

The Minnesota Orchestra had a strong endowment fundraising result but an operating deficit for 2019. Read more here.

Oct 14, 2019

After Cuba and South Africa, next destinations for the Minnesota Orchestra are Vietnam and South Korea. Read more here.

May 27, 2019

Eleven members of the Minnesota Orchestra traveled to Cuba to act as mentors for the first tour of the Cuban American Youth Orchestra. Read more here.


Dec 17, 2018

Music Director Osmo Vanska to leave Minnesota Orchestra. Read more here.

Dec 10, 2018

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska to step down in 2022. Read more here.