Euan Kerr Feature Archive

The Minnesota Orchestra's music director warned that the leadership, the board and other parts of the organization must come together in recognition that the orchestra itself "is the star." (04/29/2014)
The pour is always a special occasion. Glowing furnaces known as cupolas stand ready to melt metal. This year, the crew is melting radiators scavenged by Wayne Potratz from the Northrop Auditorium remodeling project. Potratz is retiring this year, but with the radiators he leaves behind a 10-year supply of iron for future pours. (04/25/2014)
Osmo Vanska will return to his old job as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra, the orchestra announced Thursday. MPR News' Euan Kerr spoke to Board Chair Gordon Sprenger, who calls the deal 'a fresh start.' (04/25/2014)
The new deal finalizes what many people see as the most important issue remaining from the acrimonious labor dispute between management and musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra. (04/24/2014)
When the Minnesota Orchestra arrived in the South High School auditorium today, what was to have been a make-up performance for an event cancelled by snow weeks ago quickly became a huge surprise. (04/16/2014)
While the larger question of whether conductor Osmo Vanska will return as Minnesota Orchestra music director is still open, another question troubling Minnesota Orchestra fans has been resolved: Principal Cellist Tony Ross will remain with Minnesota. (04/16/2014)
For 25 years, the company, which operates on a shoestring budget, has revolved around artistic director Wendy Knox. Frank Theatre's success is built on the way Knox attracts the cream of local talent to work with her. (04/11/2014)
After 19 years as artistic director at the Guthrie Theater Joe Dowling is leaving with a splash. In his farewell season, he will both survey some of the best of his tenure, while also presenting his vision of what the Guthrie is capable of in its three-stage complex on the banks of the Mississippi. (04/10/2014)
Elizabeth Strout's new novel explores cultural conflict in her home state of Maine which, like Minnesota, has a growing Somali population. On Saturday, Strout will meet with members of the Somali community in Minneapolis to talk about "The Burgess Boys." (04/10/2014)
The Knight Foundation will start accepting applications Monday for its $1.5 million Arts Challenge in St Paul. (04/06/2014)
A festival this large and complex means many things to many people. The program swings from feature films to shorts, from documentaries to edgy late-night spine tinglers. (04/03/2014)
As the public face of orchestra management during the 16-month musicians lockout, Michael Henson was a lightning rod for criticism both from players and audience members. (03/21/2014)
When award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk joins the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra next year as its new artistic partner, he promises to create "Mozart's iPod shuffle." (03/18/2014)
The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis is debuting an original adaptation of Philip Pullman's book "The Scarecrow and his Servant." (03/14/2014)
"Othello" is a notoriously difficult play, a tragedy laced with love, deceit, and murderous jealousy. Underlying the work is the inescapable issue of race, as Othello the Moor faces the malevolence of all-white Venice. (03/11/2014)