Osmo Vänskä will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra on February 1 in a concert celebrating the orchestra's Grammy nomination. The event will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
This is the first time they have performed together since July 19, when Vänskä conducted the orchestra's performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 at Sommerfest.
The February 1 event is the brainchild of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minnesota Orchestra benefactor Judy Dayton, in an attempt to release tensions in what has been a heated contract dispute.
The Minnesota Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Orchestral Performance for its recording of Jean Sibelius' Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5.
The Mayor's Office reports ticketing information will be announced to the public soon.
Bravo to the Mayor and Ms. Dayton - what far-sighted and generous people. May this be a significant step towards repairing what was broken this year...
(and officially recognizing and celebrating the Grammy nomination has been too long in coming!)