This past Friday, May 23rd, I had the fortunate chance to see Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II. This feature was conducted by George Daugherty and performed by the great Minnesota Orchestra
George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong created and produced this idea where they play Looney Tunes cartoons on a giant screen at the orchestra and have live music play from professional musicians. Both have collaborated together on other projects like ABC Television's...!--more-->
It's been two years since the Minnesota Orchestral Association's board locked out the musicians of the globally renowned Minnesota Orchestra (October 1, 2012). It has been more than a month since the orchestra's CEO Michael Henson stepped down
(and he isn't officially out of the picture yet). Even though signs of support for the musicians...
Great news for the Minnesota Orchestra musicians and fans: President and CEO Michael Henson will step down
after constant criticism from supporters of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians. Henson announced this past Thursday he will retire from his position this August.
Michael Henson and management board members approved of a $40 million renovation for Orchestra Hall, the home base for the Minnesota Orchestra. Most of that money went to redesigning the lobby....!--more-->
If you want to make a passionate patron of the Minnesota Orchestra have an instantaneous panic attack, just tell them that you heard Osmo Vänskä took a position at another orchestra. Things are very tense as music returns to Orchestra Hall; all hope lingers on a point as fragile as a conductor’s wand: fire the current CEO Michael Henson or lose Osmo entirely. The latter would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago, but considering the 16-month lockout, the very fact the beloved former music director still officially resides...