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Minnesota Orchestra selected as Gramophone's orchestra of the year

Oct 06, 2021 06:07AM ● By Editor
Music director Osmo Vänskä conducts the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.Euan Kerr | MPR News

From Minnesota Public Radio News - October 5, 2021

The prestigious U.K. classical music magazine’s critics scanned the globe and nominated their top 10 orchestras, based on each ensemble’s artistic merit and body of work over the past year. Then voters worldwide had their say. 

Minnesota Orchestra fans — some close to home, others in far-flung corners of the world — gave the Minnesotans nearly one-third of all votes. Many of the fans no doubt discovered the orchestra last season through its free series of 19 live-streamed concerts.

Although less well known in the United States, the Gramophone Awards carry Grammy-like cachet in the United Kingdom and Europe, and are among the highest honors in classical music today. This win comes as part of the final season of music director Osmo Vänskä's 19-year tenure with the orchestra.

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