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.