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  1. Review: Accordo quintets do the viola one betterRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | TwinCities

    ... a violinist-violist tandem from each of our major orchestras -- Erin Keefe and Rebecca Albers from the Minnesota Orchestra and Ruggero Allifranchini and Shuangshuang Liu from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra -- and former SPCO cellist Ronald Thomas ...

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  2. At Issue Special-May 31: Minnesota Cuba ConnectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | KSTP

    On a special edition of "At Issue", we explore the Minnesota-Cuba connection as the U.S. and Cuba begin to restore diplomatic ties for the first time in more than five decades. In May, the Minnesota Orchestra became the first U.S. orchestra to visit Cuba since the historic announcement that the two countries were restoring relations.

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  3. Minnesota Orchestra's performance of Sibelius' Third Symphony astoundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | TwinCities

    I confess to having been something of a wet blanket this season whenever anyone has suggested that the Minnesota Orchestra is playing at pre-lockout levels. Despite many very good performances, I've felt that the orchestra hasn't quite ascended to the summits of 2012, when some interpretations were so electrifyingly intense that you could almost forget to breathe.

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  4. Minnesota Orchestra restarts recording project with SibeliusRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | Star Tribune

    Perhaps the final signal that the Minnesota Orchestra has risen successfully - and with considerable panache - from the lockout is that it will begin recording again this weekend. This is no small project.

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  5. Minnesota Orchestra musicians, Vanska extend contract agreementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 28 | TwinCities

    Osmo Vanska conducts the Minnesota Orchestra in a program of Sibelius at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis March 29, 2014. Fresh from a successful and historic trip to Cuba, the Minnesota Orchestra announced Tuesday that it has extended contract agreements with the musicians and music director Osmo Vanska.

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  6. This week in classical music: Andre Watts, Accordo and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | TwinCities

    ... has done that. He'll perform Johannes Brahms' Second Piano Concerto with conductor Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra on a program that also features music by Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius' Third Symphony, which Vanska and the orchestra are ...

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  7. Readers Write (May 25): Minnesota Orchestra, trade agreements, Iraq...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | Star Tribune

    As the tour photographer for the Minnesota Orchestra in Cuba, I wanted to offer one more view of that incredible undertaking. Certainly the trip was historic, the music beautiful and the cultural exchange inspiring to witness.

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  8. A tale of harp - and heart - from Minnesota Orchestra's trip to CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Star Tribune

    Minnesota Orchestra harpist Kathy Kienzle, right, mentored young Cuban musician Anabel Gutierrez last week at the Teatro Nacional in Havana. Gutierrez is headed to Indiana University to study harp in the fall.

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  9. 5 Things to Know FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | KSTP

    ... ways the U.S. and Cuba can expand trade opportunities. KSTP's Tom Hauser recently visited Cuba with the Minnesota Orchestra. During the trip, he took a look at what Minnesotans need to know about traveling there . One Minnesota man - Mohamed ...

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  10. Want to travel to Cuba? Keep these things in mindRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | CBS News

    ... violated the ban." Getting around that ban means bringing something of value to the country, like the Minnesota Orchestra did last week when they became the first American orchestra to perform since the president moved to normalize relations. ...

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  11. musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Peninsula Daily News

    From Carnegie Hall to Havana, James Garlick of Port Angeles has spread his life's passion - music - far and wide. Garlick, who will join the Onyx Chamber Players for a concert at Maier Performance Hall at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., at 7 p.m. Saturday, is just back from Cuba, where he and the 90-member Minnesota Orchestra enjoyed a musical exchange.

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  12. Skrowaczewski ages well with Minnesota OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Star Tribune

    Conductor laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, shown at the podium before Orchestra Hall closed for renovations in 2011, returned to lead the orchestra in an emotion-filled concert. Playing a concert at Orchestra Hall on Thursday morning, the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra could look back on a remarkable seven days that included headline-making concerts in Cuba and the announcement Tuesday of long-term contracts for both the musicians and their music director, Osmo VA nskA .

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  13. Minnesota Orchestra review: Ohlsson's exceptional, Skrowaczewski surprisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | TwinCities

    It's been quite a week for the Minnesota Orchestra. Last weekend, it was the first American orchestra to perform in Cuba since the recent inter-governmental thaw.

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  14. Cuban style is hotter than everRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Star Tribune

    ... State Department import regulations may affect the apparel flow from south to north, or even because the Minnesota Orchestra just played there. But because, for an island of approximately 11.2 million people, Cuba has always occupied an outsize ...

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  15. Gallery: Minnesota Orchestra's trip to CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Star Tribune

    ... de Boxeo in Havana, Cuba. Gallery: Student Dayton Perez waits at the piano before performing for the Minnesota Orchestra at the Escuela Nacional de Musica in Havana, Cuba. Gallery: Minnesota Orchestra violinist Deborah Serafini dances with principal ...

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  16. Minnesota Orchestra extends contract with Director Osmo Vanska and musiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Business Journal

    The orchestra board and the members of Twin Cities Musicians' Union Local 30-73 voted on the new agreement Tuesday, the orchestra said in a news release . Vanska joined the orchestra in 2003.

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  17. Minnesota Orchestra looks to future, signing deals with Vanska, musiciansRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Star Tribune

    With the new deals, music director Osmo VA nskA will stay until at least August 2019 while the orchestra's union musicians ratified a deal through the end of the 2020 season. Having just completed a historic trip to Cuba, the Minnesota Orchestra announced new contracts Tuesday signaling a bright future for an organization that many had left for dead 18 months ago.

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  18. Minnesota Orchestra musicians, Vanska extend contract agreementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | TwinCities

    Fresh from a successful and historic trip to Cuba, the Minnesota Orchestra announced Tuesday that it has extended contract agreements with the musicians and music director Osmo Vanska. The musicians have agreed to a contract that runs through the 2019-20 season, and Vanska is signed with the orchestra through August 2019.

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  19. Minnesota Orchestra enjoys one last, late night in HavanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Star Tribune

    Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska plays clarinet during a jam session with Orquestra Aragon at Havana Cafe in Cuba on Saturday. The Minnesota Orchestra rode a heat wave of goodwill toward dawn Sunday after concluding two nights of historic concerts in the Cuban capital.

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  20. For 1st time in years, US orchestra performs in CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | The China Post

    The Minnesota Orchestra played to a sold-out house Friday night in the first performance in Cuba by a full professional U.S. orchestra since 1999, coming just months after the two Cold War rivals announced a thaw in relations. Few of the visiting Americans speak Spanish, but "the universal language of music" was all they needed, said Mele Willis, the orchestra's artistic operations manager.

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