In case you missed it, the Twin Cities were treated once again to a weekend of musical concerts featuring Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra that will most certainly pass into musical lore. Continue reading
This weekend, Minneapolis is once again playing host to a Musical Event.
Osmo is coming home. Continue reading
Well, in case you hadn’t heard the news, Michael Henson is leaving the Minnesota Orchestra.
And since I think the Internet exploded when the news went public… I gather that you already have heard that. Continue reading
Over the last few weeks I’ve devoted a fair amount of space here critiquing the Minnesota Orchestra. I make no apologies for doing so. But I want to shift gears and present an argument for why you definitely should see the concerts this weekend. Continue reading
Well. Something interesting crossed my screen earlier: a brief discussion of the Minnesota Orchestra’s new branding campaign, found on the site, “The Minneapolis Egoist.”
I winced as I read it. And, I was again reminded of the strong negative feelings I experienced when I first saw the Orchestra’s new look a few weeks ago. Continue reading
Well, there it is. In a surprisingly mushy article in the Star Tribune, it was revealed that the board of the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) has sort of expressed a strong but not yet definitive preference for keeping Michael Henson, the Orchestra’s controversial President and CEO, in his current position. And at the same time, the board seems to be trying to keep Osmo Vänskä, the much-respected former music director, at arm’s length. Or maybe closer, but probably not. Continue reading