Osmo Vanska will lift the baton for the first time as Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The Finnish conductor arrives as the Orchestra celebrates its centennial. Vanska says he realizes he has to live up to many expectations.
The Guthrie Theater Company celebrated a new beginning on Monday evening. Hundreds of people witnessed the ceremonial groundbreaking on the site of it's new riverfront theater complex in downtown Minneapolis.
It's been almost thirty years since Maria Muldaur topped the charts with the song "Midnight at the Oasis." Since then, she's traversed all corners of the musical landscape -- experimenting with everything from jazz and gospel to country and the blues.
The process of picking a commemorative Minnesota quarter began in earnest today. It's part of the United States Mint's program to assign a quarter to each of the 50 states in the order they joined the union.
Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Walker Percy and Flannery C'Connor are all important 20th century American writers, especially in the Catholic tradition. Despite the differences in their work, writer Paul Elie (EE-lye) believes they could be fairly characterized as a school.
The Minnesota Orchestra begins an entirely different movement this fall with a new music director, Osmo Vänskä, and now a new president. The Orchestra named Oregon Symphony president Tony Woodcock to lead the Minnesota organization.