Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony to open Minnesota Orchestra’s 2014-15 subscription season

Posted on: June 16, 2014

“For anyone still waiting for assurances that the Minnesota Orchestra is settling back into its routine after a 16-month lockout and subsequent administrative drama, the orchestra has announced its 2014-15 season,” writes Allan Kozinn in Friday’s (6/13) New York Times. “And if that alone is not a clear enough sign, the orchestra and Osmo Vanska, its highly regarded music director … plan to open [the] subscription season on Sept. 26 with Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony.… Repertory highlights include performances of Sibelius’s Third, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies, led by Mr. Vanska, whose Sibelius recordings with the orchestra won a Grammy this year, as well as the world premiere of Steve Heitzeg’s ‘American Nomad’ and performances of John Adams’s ‘Harmonium’ and recent works by Judd Greenstein and [Eric] Whitacre. The season will also include the return of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute in January. Kevin Puts, who won the Pulitzer Prize for composition in 2012, was appointed this week as the director of the institute.” In addition to a Richard Strauss 150th-birthday celebration, “The season also offers ‘Shakespeare Winterfest’ … [to include] Mendelssohn’s ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Overture, Walton’s ‘Henry V’ Suite and a version of Sibelius’s ‘Tempest’ edited by Mr. Vanska.”

Posted June 16, 2014

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