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founded 1903. Since 1974 its home has been Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. The orchestra was one of the first to be recorded (early 1920s) and featured in a radio broadcast (1923). In addition to traditional concerts, it frequently commissions and performs contemporary music and offers young people's programs and pops concerts. Its first music director was Emil Oberhoffer, who held the podium from 1903 to 1922. Subsequent conductors have included Eugene OrmandyOrmandy, Eugene
, 1899–1985, American conductor, b. Budapest. At the age of five Ormandy entered the Budapest Conservatory, where he studied the violin. Graduating in 1914, he became a member of the faculty.
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 (1931–36), Dmitri MitropoulosMitropoulos, Dimitri
, 1896–1960, Greek-American conductor. A piano pupil of Busoni, in 1930 he substituted for an indisposed piano soloist and simultaneously conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
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 (1937–498), Antal DoratiDorati, Antal
, 1906–88, Hungarian-American conductor, b. Budapest. Dorati studied with Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók. He made his conducting debut at 18 at the Budapest Opera.
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 (1949–60), Sir Neville Marriner (1979–86), Edo de Waart (1986–95), Eji Oue (1995–2002), and Osmo Vänskä (2003–13, 2014–).
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Christopher Richardson, 17, was the featured soloist with several orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, Federal Way Symphony, Pacific Orchestra and Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra.
The 36-year-old Toronto native has indeed enjoyed a hectic schedule over the past year, working with Toronto's Opera Atelier, Opera Columbus, Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival, the Vancouver Bach Choir, Pacific Opera Victoria and the Minnesota Orchestra. He also did a memorable turn last December in Toronto as part of Against the Grain Theatre's decidedly unorthodox version of Handel's Messiah directed by stage director and company co-founder Joel Ivany.
Merritt was the youngest-ever winner of the ASCAP Foundation/Rudolph Nissim Award, as well as other awards including the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute Prize.
And when the Minnesota Orchestra ended a 16-month lockout of its players this year, the agreement said that while its traditional complement of 95 musicians was "optimal,'' it would have to grow from its current 77 musicians to 84 by 2017, according to Gwen Pappas, a spokeswoman for the orchestra.
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