|Carnegie Hall Welcomes Minnesota Orchestra|
Warm Reception on a Cold Winter Night
The Minnesota Orchestra has recently been causing the music world to sit up and take notice, and the Orchestra's appearance at Carnegie Hall on February 13th and 14th of 2007 was an opportunity for New York audiences to share in the wealth of quality music making that Minnesota residents have been enjoying lately. The first evening of their New York engagement, Music Director Osmo Vänskä paired Beethoven's Fourth Symphony with Sibelius's Fifth; followed the next evening by Sibelius's Fourth Symphony opposite Beethoven's Fifth. A smaller work by Sibelius opened each concert.
Though many New Yorkers were heard joking that the Minnesotans had brought with them the cold temperatures outside, the Orchestra's performances inside the hall were warmly received.
Classical Movements has enjoyed an affable, productive and successful working relationship with The Minnesota Orchestra over the years, and looks ahead to future projects together with eagerness and enthusiasm.
Orchestra and conductor together have generated quite a buzz in the music world of late, and the Orchestra's ongoing Beethoven Symphony Cycle on the BIS label - conducted by Vänskä - has garnered considerable acclaim, including a 2008 Grammy Award nomination for "Best Orchestral Performance" for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The future looks bright for the Minnesota Orchestra as Maestro Vänskä has extended his tenure with the Orchestra through 2011.