One Hell of a Concert

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


A Stunningly Bad Idea, Handled Badly

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