Minnesota Orchestra conductor to step down in 2022
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska plans to step down when his contract ends in 2022.
Vanska made the announcement at the orchestra board's annual meeting Wednesday. He says he wanted to give the organization plenty of time to find his replacement.
Under Vanska, the orchestra has been recognized worldwide and has taken multiple European tours.
Minnesota Orchestra will entertain at Vikings halftime
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The halftime show at the sold-out Minnesota Vikings home game against the Green Bay Packers belongs to the Minnesota Orchestra.
Its music director, Osmo Vanska, will lead the orchestra in an eight-minute performance at the 50-yard line Sunday night during the first regular season football game at the new U.S. Bank Stadium.