Osmo Vanska to conduct Minnesota Orchestra concert on February 1

Osmo Vänskä will conduct the Minnesota Orchestra on February 1 in a concert celebrating the orchestra’s Grammy nomination. The event will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

This is the first time they have performed together since July 19, when Vänskä conducted the orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 at Sommerfest.

The February 1 event is the brainchild of Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Minnesota Orchestra benefactor Judy Dayton, in an attempt to release tensions in what has been a heated contract dispute.

The Minnesota Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Orchestral Performance for its recording of Jean Sibelius’ Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5.

The Mayor’s Office reports ticketing information will be announced to the public soon.