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Conductor Osmo Vänskä
Osmo Vänskä | © Zoe Prinds-Flash

Osmo Vänskä Returns

Thu Feb 22 — Sat Feb 24, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Conductor Laureate Osmo Vänskä, a champion of both new music and rising stars, revisits his beloved Minnesota Orchestra. Through Orchestra commissions by Anders Hillborg and Kevin Puts—plus two bass concertos performed by Nina Bernat, the 2022 FRIENDS of the Minnesota Orchestra Young Artist Competition winner—this concert reflects Vänskä’s wide-ranging and compelling vision for the future of orchestral music.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Bassist Nina Bernat is one of the recently announced winners of the prestigious 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant.
  2. Kevin Puts’ Concerto for Orchestra and Anders Hillborg’s Through Lost Landscapes were both co-commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra during Osmo Vänskä’s tenure as music director; both pieces receive their U.S. premieres in these concerts as well.
  3. Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski’s Flounce and Estonian composer Eduard Tubin’s Double Bass Concerto both receive their first Minnesota Orchestra performances.

Date & Time







    Overture to The Barber of Seville


    Bass Concerto No. 2


    Through Lost Landscapes


    Bass Concerto

  • PUTS

    Concerto for Orchestra


Minnesota Orchestra

Osmo Vänskä


Nina Bernat


Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.



The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.