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Description The Minnesota Orchestra, now recognized as one of America’s leading orchestras, presents nearly 200 classical, pops and jazz concerts annually, heard live by 400,000 people—including more than 85,000 students who participate in our education and outreach programs. Led by Finnish Music Director Osmo Vänskä, our Orchestra tours regionally, nationally and internationally. We are heard on radio stations across the country on award-winning broadcasts produced by Minnesota Public Radio and through a vast collection of recordings, dating back to the 1920s. The Minnesota Orchestra makes its home at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis.

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Cloud Cult to Release New LP 'Alchemy Creek;' Shares 'As Beautiful As It Hurts' Singl Photo Cloud Cult to Release New LP 'Alchemy Creek;' Shares 'As Beautiful As It Hurts' Single
by Josh Sharpe - June 14, 2024

Indie-chamber-rock band Cloud Cult will release their new full-length studio album Alchemy Creek on August 8th. Ahead of the release, they have shared the single 'As Beautiful As It Hurts' They will also embark on a late summer US headline tour that kicks-off on August 28th at The Sinclair in Boston...

Video: Watch Cloud Cult's Music Video for New Single; Band Reveals 2024 US Headline T Photo Video: Watch Cloud Cult's Music Video for New Single; Band Reveals 2024 US Headline Tour
by Josh Sharpe - May 14, 2024

Cloud Cult has returned with a new single and video for “I Am A Force Field”. The single comes with news of a US headline tour and some festival shows that kickoff at the end of the summer in Wisconsin at this year’s People Fest, where Cloud Cult will be one of the headlining acts. The new single, w...

Minn Orch Releases Recording Of Mahler's 8th Symphony in December Photo Minn Orch Releases Recording Of Mahler's 8th Symphony in December
by Michael Major - November 16, 2023

BIS Records will release a recording of Gustav Mahler's Eighth Symphony. Recorded under the direction of Osmo Vänskä, the Orchestra's music director from 2003 to 2022, the album marks the ninth and penultimate release in the Orchestra's years-long effort to perform and record all ten of the Romantic...

Kellen Gray And The RSNO Release 'African American Voices II'; First Commercial Recor Photo Kellen Gray And The RSNO Release 'African American Voices II'; First Commercial Recordings Of Music By Margaret Bonds, Ulysses Kay, & Coleridge Taylor-Perkinson
by Michael Major - October 13, 2023

African American Voices II includes Margaret Bonds' Montgomery Variations (1964), Ulysses Kay's Concerto for Orchestra (1948), and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Worship: A Concert Overture (2001) and will be released worldwide on Linn Records on October 13, 2023 (digital) and October 20, 2023 (CD)....

Out Today: Baritone Tyler Duncan And Pianist Erika Switzer Release 'A Left Coast' Photo Out Today: Baritone Tyler Duncan And Pianist Erika Switzer Release 'A Left Coast'
by A.A. Cristi - June 23, 2023

Today baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer release A Left Coast on Bridge Records. In a heartfelt playlist for their home of British Columbia, Duncan and Switzer share their fondness for the Vancouver communities, geography, and spirit that continue to nourish them as artists. View the tr...

92NY to Present Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez in VOICE AND THE VIOLIN in October Photo 92NY to Present Joshua Bell & Larisa Martinez in VOICE AND THE VIOLIN in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 23, 2022

The 92nd Street Y, New York (92NY), one of New York's leading cultural venues, will present 'Voice and the Violin': Joshua Bell, violin and Larisa Martinez, soprano, on October 20, 2022 at 7:30pm ET at the Kaufmann Concert Hall....

Cory Wong Releases New Album With Billy Strings, Chromeo, Big Wild, Sierra Hull, & Mo Photo Cory Wong Releases New Album With Billy Strings, Chromeo, Big Wild, Sierra Hull, & More
by Michael Major - April 29, 2022

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has released his new album, Power Station, today. The explosive jazz-funk LP features many special all-star guests including Big Wild, Chromeo, Billy Strings, Béla Fleck, Sierra Hull, Victor Wooten, Larry Carlton, N...

Chromeo & Cory Wong Share Collab 'J. A. M. [Just a Minute]' Photo Chromeo & Cory Wong Share Collab 'J. A. M. [Just a Minute]'
by Michael Major - April 22, 2022

“J. A. M. [Just a Minute] (Feat. Chromeo)” premieres today at all DSPs and streaming services. An official live performance video – originally featured earlier this week in the latest episode of Wong’s inventive online musical variety series, Cory and the Wongnotes – is streaming now at YouTube. Wat...

Cory Wong Joins Forces With Big Wild for Brand New Collaboration 'Crisis' Photo Cory Wong Joins Forces With Big Wild for Brand New Collaboration 'Crisis'
by Michael Major - April 15, 2022

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has united with Portland, OR-based electronic music artist Big Wild for a brand new collaboration. “Crisis (Feat. Big Wild)” premieres today on all DSPs and streaming services. Watch the official live performance vi...

Cloud Cult Releases Single from First New Album in Six Years Photo Cloud Cult Releases Single from First New Album in Six Years
by Michael Major - January 17, 2022

Along with the album pre-order and single, news of the band’s 2022 US headline tour that runs May through August and follows their three upcoming performances on March 31st, April 1st and 2nd with the Minnesota Orchestra and conductor Sarah Hicks (Rufus Wainwright, Jennifer Hudson, Dessa)....

Dessa Releases New Single & Video 'I Already Like You' Photo Dessa Releases New Single & Video 'I Already Like You'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - June 15, 2021

IDES is the product of collaborations between artists working from their home studios across the country, trading sound files, snapshots, and voice memos....

Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate Releases LOWAK SHOPPALA on Azica Records Photo Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate Releases LOWAK SHOPPALA on Azica Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 04, 2021

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate today released the recording of Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light) on Azica Records. Lowak Shoppala' expresses Chickasaw identity through the medium of modern classical music and theatre through eight scenes and features orchestra, narration of a libretto by Chickasaw poet...

Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate to Release LOWAK SHOPPALA On Azica Records Photo Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate to Release LOWAK SHOPPALA On Azica Records
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 20, 2021

On Friday, June 4, 2021, composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate will release the world premiere recording of Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light) on Azica Records. Commissioned by American Composers Forum, the 2009 staged world premiere of Lowak Shoppala' featured the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe....

Dessa Releases New Single & Video 'Bombs Away' Photo Dessa Releases New Single & Video 'Bombs Away'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - February 15, 2021

In a world without touring, Dessa says, the song series is designed to deliver music in regular installments — new art to look forward to every month. The title of the series nods to the ancient Roman calendar, ides being a day that falls roughly in the middle of each month. ...

Michael Tilson Thomas Celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors in Tribute Performance by A Photo Michael Tilson Thomas Celebrated at Kennedy Center Honors in Tribute Performance by Alumni of New World Symphony
by Abigail Charpentier - December 12, 2019

This past Sunday, newly awarded Kennedy Center Honoree Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) was celebrated in a special tribute presentation at the 42nd annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala. The tribute included a performance by more than 40 alumni of the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), ...

Minnesota Orchestra Releases Recording of Mahler's Fourth Symphony Photo Minnesota Orchestra Releases Recording of Mahler's Fourth Symphony
by Sarah Jae Leiber - November 25, 2019

The Swedish label BIS Records is releasing the fifth album in the Minnesota Orchestra's ongoing Mahler recording series—a recording of Mahler's Fourth Symphony, conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä and featuring soprano soloist Carolyn Sampson. The album will be available for purchase at Orchestr...

Grammy Winning Composer Eric Whitacre Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Boose Photo Grammy Winning Composer Eric Whitacre Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Boosey & Hawkes
by Macon Prickett - April 09, 2018

The Grammy® Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre has signed a new long-term publishing agreement with Boosey & Hawkes covering future compositions and a collection of works for chorus, orchestra and wind ensemble....

Rafael Payare Named Next Music Director Of The San Diego Symphony Photo Rafael Payare Named Next Music Director Of The San Diego Symphony
by Macon Prickett - February 13, 2018

The San Diego Symphony today announced internationally acclaimed conductor Rafael Payare will become the orchestra's next music director. Payare will begin a four-year contract immediately, serving as music director designate for the first year, and begin the role of music director on July 1, 2019. ...

ONE MONTH OUT, The SPCO Liquid Music Series Presents Emily Wells' World Premiere 'The Photo ONE MONTH OUT, The SPCO Liquid Music Series Presents Emily Wells' World Premiere 'The World is Too For You'
by Emily Bruno - October 19, 2017

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Machine Shop in Minneapolis, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents Emily Wells' The World Is Too ______ For You with violinist/composer Michi Wiancko, percussionist Greg Fox and musicians of the SPCO. This world premiere wa...

Nashville Symphony Chooses Four Emerging Composers for Composer Lab and Workshop
by A.A. Cristi - September 20, 2017

Following a nationwide call for submissions, the Nashville Symphony has selected four promising young composers to participate in the second edition of its Composer Lab and Workshop, an initiative designed to cultivate the next generation of great American composers....

CIM Student Wins Inaugural Diversity-Focused Fellowship
by A.A. Cristi - July 07, 2017

Tuba player Jason Tanksley, currently pursuing an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), has won a two-year fellowship with the Minnesota Orchestra. Tanksley is one of two performers selected as the first-ever Rosemary and David Good Fellows. This fellowship supports the career ...












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