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Best of 2017
11.28.17
Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Minnesota Orchestra , Nashville Symphony , Nicholas Phan, Thomas Hampson
2018 Grammy Nominees
Grammy.com
08.04.17
Asher Fisch, Christoph Eschenbach, Alexandre Tharaud, Daniil Trifonov, Isabelle Faust, Minnesota Orchestra
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARTISTS ON THE 2017 GRAMOPHONE AWARDS SHORTLIST
Gramophone
01.27.14
David Alan Miller, Christoph Eschenbach, Minnesota Orchestra , William Burden, John Del Carlo
CONGRATULATIONS 2014 GRAMMY WINNERS
12.09.13
Donald Runnicles, Yefim Bronfman, Christoph Eschenbach, Leonidas Kavakos, Ravi Shankar, Minnesota Orchestra , Ian Bostridge, New York Polyphony
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE OPUS 3 ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR A 2014 GRAMMY
Grammy.com
12.20.12
Inon Barnatan, Jennifer Koh, Minnesota Orchestra , Nicholas Phan
A Hit Parade of Small Labels and Upstarts The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012
The New York Times
03.12.12
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Minnesota Orchestra brings fresh take on classical icons
Palm Beach Daily News
03.11.12
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Vänskä, Minnesota Orchestra bring combustible drama to Miami concert
South Florida Classical Review
03.09.12
Minnesota Orchestra
Concert review: Midori and the Minnesota Orchestra
Orlando Sentinel
01.12.12
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Minnesota Orchestra proves it has a way with Brahms as festival starts
Pioneer Press
11.03.11
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Minnesota Orchestra has the audience floating
St. Paul Pioneer Press
11.03.11
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Midori plumbs depths in Sibelius
Minneapolis Star Tribune
10.30.11
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Music Review: Not Business as Usual for Visiting Minnesotans
The New York Times
10.30.11
Minnesota Orchestra
Not Business as Usual for Visiting Minnesotans
The New York Times
12.17.10
Jeremy Denk, Brooklyn Rider , Minnesota Orchestra
The 10 best classical albums of 2010
Washington Post
12.08.10
Minnesota Orchestra
2010: The Most Memorable Moments in Music
The New Yorker
08.28.10
Alisa Weilerstein, Minnesota Orchestra
Prom 56: Minnesota Orchestra / Vanska, Royal Albert Hall, London
The Independent (UK)
03.02.10
Minnesota Orchestra
Symphonic Drama: Rage-Filled Reunion for Slave and His Sister
The New York Times
05.06.09
Leonidas Kavakos, Minnesota Orchestra
A Conductor Arrives, With a Nymph Who Flees
The New York Times
01.01.01
Donald Runnicles, Patrick Summers, Gene Scheer, Jeremy Denk, Garrick Ohlsson, Jennifer Koh, Yo-Yo Ma, Brooklyn Rider , Minnesota Orchestra , Francesca Zambello, Chanticleer
Opus 3 Artists's Best of 2010
01.01.01
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Minnesota Orchestra review: Songs celebrate love, prepare for separation
Pioneer Press

The Grammy Award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, now in its second century and led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, ranks among America's top symphonic ensembles, with a distinguished history of acclaimed performances in its home state and around the world; award-winning recordings, radio broadcasts and educational engagement programs; and a visionary commitment to building the orchestral repertoire of tomorrow.

Founded as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, the ensemble gave its inaugural performance on November 5, 1903, shortly after baseball's first World Series and six weeks before the Wright brothers made their unprecedented airplane flight. The Orchestra played its first regional tour in 1907 and made its New York City debut in 1912 at Carnegie Hall, where it has performed regularly ever since, most recently in March 2016. Outside the United States, the Orchestra has played concerts in Australia, Canada, Europe, the Far East, Latin America, the Middle East and South Africa. Since 1968, it has been known as the Minnesota Orchestra. The ensemble presents about 175 programs each year, primarily at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, and its concerts are heard by live audiences of 300,000 ... read full bio