Minnesota Orchestra

In January, the Minnesota Orchestra won a Grammy for its CD of the Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4, recorded before the resignation last October of music director Osmo Vänskä. This week, Vänskä returns to Orchestra Hall for the first time since the protracted labor lockout to celebrate the orchestra’s first Grammy. (A recording of Sibelius’ Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 was nominated in 2012.) In reviewing the recording for the Star Tribune, Larry Fuchsberg described it as “an extraordinary marriage, much worked-at, of conductor and ensemble.” They are distinctly different works: The First Symphony confirmed the composer’s hero status in his homeland, while the Fourth is enigmatic and emotional. (Plans to record the final three symphonies remain in abeyance.) William Randall Beard

Price: $22 - $84

Where

Orchestra Hall

11th St. and Nicollet MallMinneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 03/29/14

Upcoming events

12/17 – Canadian Brass
12/19 – Jingle Bell Doc
12/20 – Kathy Mattea

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