Having recently made his critically acclaimed BBC Proms debut, Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto joins the orchestra to perform Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.1 in Lahti and Amsterdam and Sibelius’ Violin Concerto No.1 in Edinburgh and Tivoli. The orchestra and Vänskä also perform Beethoven’s Symphonies No.3 and 5, Sibelius’ Pohjola’s Daughter and Stucky’s Rhapsodies for Orchestra.
Commenting on the forthcoming tour, Osmo Vänskä said: “It is important for us to come to Europe to show that the Minnesota Orchestra is playing better than ever. Every player is totally committed and always giving their best. That is why it is such a great place to be.”