Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra to perform with Vänskä in May

Posted on: November 22, 2013

In Thursday’s (11/21) Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Jon Bream writes that the renovated Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota/Twin Cities campus “will reopen in April with the American Ballet Theatre doing ‘Giselle’ and Osmo Vänskä, in May, conducting the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. The University of Minnesota announced a series of reopening events on Thursday afternoon. ABT will perform April 4-6 with a live orchestra, which is rare for dance performances outside of New York City. On May 2, Vänskä will recreate the first concert at Northrop played by the Minneapolis Symphony. The 4,800-seat auditorium was built for the symphony (now the Minnesota Orchestra) 85 years ago.” The article lists other planned activities at the venue featuring a variety of artists. “The remodeled Northrop also will feature a small movie theater, rehearsal space, classrooms, an art gallery, study spaces and a café.”

Posted November 22, 2013