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The Minnesota Orchestra stands for applause after performing Gustav Mahler's

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2020

No one had prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, least of all performing arts venues. Because of social-distancing constraints, operatic and classical orchestras around the globe have stopped performances and ask for donations to help keep the music afloat. Even long-standing, world-class orchestras have...

Minnesota Orchestra offers free tickets for students

Orchestra Hall uses large cubes as their unique signature auditorium look. The cubes help disperse sound during their performances, including the performances that can be seen utilizing the Hall Pass tickets.

Julie Xiong, Cartoonist

February 12, 2020

Music is a combination of melodies, harmonies, pure beauty and emotions. It can be easily found at Orchestra Hall. Since 1973, the venue has been most known for its exquisite acoustics. An overall warm and rich sound is produced by the Minnesota Orchestra. "They are one of the best orchestras in the cou...

Minnesota Orchestra brass section holds new concert at St. Andrew’s Church

The Minnesota Orchestra's brass section stands and receives applause before the first half of their Holiday Brass concert at St. Andrew's Church Dec. 6. The highlights of the concert included

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2020

The Minnesota Orchestra recently held a new holiday concert, “Holiday Brass.” The brass section of the MNO performed at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis Dec. 6 and 8. "The librarians are great. They gave me a whole bunch of arrangements. ...

15 month lockout for Minnesota Orchestra finally settled

15 month lockout for Minnesota Orchestra finally settled

Katelyn Weisbrod

February 24, 2014

Minnesota Orchestra agreement brings relief to students and teachers The past 15 months have been long and frustrating for the members of the Minnesota Orchestra and their fans. On Jan. 14, it was announced that the group had reached an agreement and created a new contract for the musicians. It may...

Minnesota Orchestra management causes strike

Graphic by Clara Ilkka

Sofie Wicklund

December 10, 2013

Osmo Vanska, conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, recently resigned after two scheduled concerts were cancelled at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. Allowing Vanska to quit was a serious mistake on the behalf of the Minnesota Orchestral Association board (MOA). This management needs to come to a con...

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