Conductor Osmo Vänskä To Step Down from Minnesota Orchestra Helm

It has been announced that Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä will step down from the role at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season

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Osmo Vänskä

It has been announced today that Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä will step down from the role – at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 season.

 

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The 65-year-old Finnish-born Maestro has led the ensemble since 2013 – including a 16-month lock-out and contractual dispute from October 2012 to February 2014.

“The orchestra is playing at its highest level since I’ve been here … things are going really well … that’s the time to tell people I’m leaving …” Maestro Vänskä has told local media.

“There is no drama behind the announcement … I just want to give the Minnesota Orchestra plenty of time to find a replacement,” he has said.

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