The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra want to thank the thousands of audience members and families that filled the benches and lawns around the Lake Harriet Bandshell Sunday for our “Thank You” concert.
“Once again the Minneapolis-St. Paul region has shown it loves its arts, “ Tim Zavadil, Principal Bass Clarinet said. “We are grateful for all of the support we have received and we will continue to negotiate in good faith to keep world-class orchestra music by world renowned musicians in the Minnesota Orchestra.”
A highlight from the concert was the reading of a statement by Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä. “When I arrived in Minneapolis in 2003, I set many lofty goals for the Minnesota Orchestra. I knew that with hard work and dedication to our art, we would be able to achieve them and take our place among the greatest orchestras in the world. Our musicians have met every challenge I set out for them, and I could not be prouder of what we have achieved. And I also believe that, if we stay focused on our mission of bringing great music and great musicians to Minnesota and the world, we can have even greater days ahead of us.”
We share his belief in our mission of keeping great music and and great musicians in Minnesota.