Many people will be very happy to hear that Osmo Vanska has renewed his contract with the Minnesota Orchestra.
I can remember being strongly encouraged by a friend, years ago, to come to Orchestra Hall to hear Vanska's work in a memorable concert with Joshua Bell as the soloist. At that point, Vanska was a guest, not yet music director. But there was a rapport that was hard to miss--which will now be continuing through the 2014-15 season. (That seems like five more years--though it's actually a four-year extension to the agreement already in place.)
Do you have favorite moments from Osmo's concerts or recordings? Future projects you'd like to see conductor and orchestra undertake?