Minnesota Orchestra

Watch: Vänskä conducts Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand' in farewell celebration

Minnesota Orchestra - June 10, 2022


July 11, 2022

It doesn’t get any bigger than this: Four choirs, eight soloists and an orchestra of epic proportions come together for the Minnesota Orchestra’s season finale and one final celebration of departing music director Osmo Vänskä. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, known as the Symphony of a Thousand, is one of the most ambitious choral symphonies that exists today. Watch a video of this momentous concert, coproduced by YourClassical MPR and the Minnesota Orchestra, along with on-demand audio, with host Melissa Ousley.  

Media production of this final concert of Osmo Vänskä as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra has been made possible by Shari and David Boehnen.


Minnesota Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor
Sarah Wegener, soprano
Jacquelyn Wagner, soprano
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo
Jennifer Johnston, mezzo
Barry Banks, tenor
Christian Immler, bass-baritone
Minnesota Chorale
National Lutheran Choir
Angelica Cantanti Concert Choir
Minnesota Boychoir

GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)

Making of Mahler's 8th

Watch this behind-the-scenes video to see how this incredible concert came together: