Performance Today

Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra

osmo vanskaGreg Helgeson

November 06, 2017

Four years ago, the Minnesota Orchestra was on the brink of extinction. Now, the orchestra and conductor Osmo Vanska are back... and they're more powerful and evocative than ever. We'll take you to a concert in Minneapolis on Monday's Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Frank Bridge: The Dew Fairy and Heart's Ease
Stephen Hough, piano
Steven Hough's English Piano Album
Hyperion 67267

Frank Bridge: Phantasy for Piano Quartet in F-sharp minor
Stephen Rose, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Astrid Schween, cello; Orion Weiss, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Adolphus Hailstork: An American Port of Call
Gateways Music Festival Orchestra; Michael Morgan, conductor
Gateways Music Festival, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY

Frederic Chopin: Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82: Movement 2 Allegretto
Ran Dank, piano
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Semifinal round, Bass Hall, Fort Worth, TX

Edvard Grieg: Ave Maris Stella
Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Oxford; Stephen Darlington, conductor
WDAV, Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Davidson, NC

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36
Ran Dank, piano
The Gilmore International keyboard Festival, Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo, MI

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World: Movements 3 & 4
Minnesota Orchestra; Osmo Vanska, conductor
Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN