Updated Season Listing & On-Sale Dates

Efforts are currently underway at the Minnesota Orchestral Association to fold these concerts and artists into the offerings for a series of concerts that will be announced soon. We apologize that we cannot offer further details at this time. The only concert not affected at all is the Echoes of History concert with Osmo Vänskä at Northrop on May 2nd and 4th. Tickets for those concerts are still on sale and are available at U of M ticketing.

Links to the Homecoming Concerts :

Tickets to these concerts will be available online at minnesotaorchestra.org
starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22.

Friday, February 7, 2014, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Orchestra
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, conductor

Friday, February 14, 2014, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Minnesota Orchestra
Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello
Women of the Minnesota Chorale

The official season launches later in February with a complete season announcement to follow later this month.

Echoes of History: Osmo Vänskä and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra
MN-Orchestra-and-Osmo-Vanska258-630x466Friday, May 2, 8:00PM
Sunday, May 4, 2:00PM

Northrop at the University of Minnesota
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
William Wolfram, piano
University of Minnesota Marching Band, Timothy Diem, director
University of Minnesota Chorus, Kathy Saltzman Romey, director

WAGNER  Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

William Wolfram

William Wolfram

DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World:  II. Largo
LISZT  Les préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3
LISZT  Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY  1812, Overture solenelle

Tickets are on-sale (click here to purchase)

Come be a part of history as Osmo Vänskä leads the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and celebrated piano soloist William Wolfram at the opening of the newly remodeled Northrop at the University of Minnesota! These programs will re-create the first concerts ever heard in this Twin Cities musical and educational landmark; the original program played by the then-Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on October 22, 1929. Beautifully re-configured Northrop will be filled with the sounds of Wagner, Dvořák, and Liszt, as the University of Minnesota’s own Marching Band and Chorus join forces with the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra for a most triumphant finale – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. We hope you will join us for this unforgettable celebration of Minnesota history and culture!


27 thoughts on “Updated Season Listing & On-Sale Dates

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  2. Wow! This is quite a half-season indeed. Impressive! I’m so glad that Mischa Santora will be conducting a concert, too. By the time he left in 2009? 2010?, I thought he’d developed into a really good conductor. Looking forward to all this wonderful music….. Gina

  3. Bravo to all the musicians who have persevered throughout this terrible time. Your integrity throughout the process has been a beacon to all of us who care about quality classical music. Your spirit and determination to continue your craft in the face of such obstacles is an inspiration. As I ponder what I can to do help, as an individual citizen, I have determined I can do three things: I can speak for the arts whenever I can in this society where things artistic are shunted to the side; I can move MOMO to the top of my meager donation priorities; and most importantly, I will buy tickets to EVERY one of your self-sponsored concerts.

    Please know that the artistry and commitment you bring to these performances will ride out on the tones you make, and will settle in our hearts as well as our ears. We will all, at least while the music speaks, become better human beings for our common journey through the music.

  4. Bravo! The best revenge is living well. I’m thrilled, as a former Robert Jamieson student, that you all are picking up the baton and running with it. I think it’s a matter of time before the MOA topples, and you all will be in great shape.

  5. The music community of Minneapolis, St. Paul and all of Minnesota is with you 100%! Time for a new Board and new beginning.

  6. Wish I could be there in person, but always with you in spirit! TIme for the new independent Minnesota Orchestra to break free of the shackles that the MOA placed on your home. They are bent on self-immolation. Let’s welcome that! Thank you all for showing the young people the depth of your love for making exquisite music and what commitment is all about when it comes to pursuing a performing arts career. These are the high standards for which musicians should strive! BRAVO!!

  7. Can’t wait to attend some of the upcoming performances (New York Century especially), and we’ll be bringing our kids as well. Also want to thank you all for hanging in there, I think we all know that holding firm against this outrageous lockout has come at great personal cost. Thank you for your strength and integrity. I do believe that you will prevail, and come out stronger in the end.

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  9. Wow, congratulations on some fantastic programming and taking the bull by the horns. Other major orchestras are self managing – think London Symphony – and can survive. I REALLY hope this is a success and leads to larger future seasons which benefit the orchestra and public.

    Andy – Musical Director of ‘another’ MSO – downunder!

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  11. Fantastic, astonishingly good concert December 15th….still thinking about it. Could anybody anywhere have played the symphony and concerto better — NO.

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  14. I was one of those “lured” to the Minnesota Orchestra by offers of discounted tickets, probably after another arts organization (The Walker?) shared its mailing list. Thank goodness! We were hooked! We took advantage of the discounts, then package deals on partial season tickets. Each year we eagerly pored over the schedule, picking out our concerts.
    This won’t happen again. We are done with the Minnesota Orchestra, at least under current management. We find the missed seasons and the loss of Vanska to be insulting to our community.
    We will be happy to support the musicians. We look forward to the spring concerts. We hope the musicians find a way to self-manage and to make the REAL orchestra survive.
    But you won’t see us at Orchestra Hall unless the orchestra is totally restructured and the current management is fired.

    • Now that the new contract has been ratified by the musicians, I intend to purchase tickets for Orchestra Hall concerts, but I will refrain from making donations to the organization until Mr. Henson has resigned or been fired. The board members who supported him must also resign. As mentioned above, their insulting behavior towards the musicians, the audience and the community has been a shocking thing to witness.

      • We would appreciate it if you would let the Board and Management know of your feelings. This will help in our discussions as we move forward. Thank you.

  15. We are so happy to hear every performance by these superb musicians. They enrich our lives enormously and help make life worth living.. After writing more than 20 letters to the Star Tribune supporting the musicians, and having one letter printed, I have done everything I can think of to help these splendid musicians continue to be one of the truly great orchestras. We hope everyone who can will contribute financially to help the orchestra musicians continue performing.

  16. What a stellar lineup. Yes, the Eiji Oue concert entertained and inspired. To be the most proactive, please get behind the Mn House bill of Phyllis Kahn to change the governance of the MOA in the creation of a community owned and managed orchestra. Contact your elected representatives and bring friends to the concerts.

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