Minnesota Orchestra

Edo de Waart returns to lead the Minnesota Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday

Conductor Edo de Waart, 80, is back on the podium with the Minnesota Orchestra.HarrisonParrott

October 14, 2021

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Edo de Waart turned 80 in June. He was here when Anthony Ross joined the cello section of the orchestra, and three years later when Ross was appointed principal cello. Thirty years later, the two are together again for Haydn's Cello Concerto in D Major. Join host Melissa Ousley at 8 p.m. Friday for the live broadcast on YourClassicalMPR.


Anthony Ross, cello *
Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä

JOHN ADAMS: Tromba Lontana

F.J. HAYDN: Cello Concerto in D Major *

ANTONIN DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 8

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Oct. 1 concert

Valerie Coleman's Umoja was originally written for women's choir, then arranged for woodwind quintet. Several years ago, she was asked to expand and re-create her piece for full orchestra. Listen now to that version, along with Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho’s Flute Concerto and Sergei Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet, from the orchestra’s Oct. 1 concert, with host Melissa Ousley:

Minnesota Orchestra - Oct. 1, 2021

Lorna McGhee, flute *
Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä


KAIJA SAARIAHO: Aile du Songe (Wing of the Dream), Flute Concerto *


Sept. 24 concert

Violinist Joshua Bell performed Max Bruch’s heroic Scottish Fantasy in the Sept. 24 season-opening concert with the Minnesota Orchestra. Also on the program, led by music director Osmo Vänskä, was Kalevi Aho’s Minea — commissioned by the orchestra to celebrate the city of Minneapolis — Jessie Montgomery’s Banner and Ludwig van Beethoven’s timeless Symphony No. 5. Listen to the program now:

Minnesota Orchestra with Joshua Bell - Sept. 24, 2021

Joshua Bell, violin *
Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Osmo Vänskä


BRUCH: Scottish Fantasy *


BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5