Osmo Vänskä is on his way backmain
The Finn has been telling friends in Minneapolis that he’s negotiating a return as music director, now the orch president Michael Henson, is on his way out.
‘We started negotiations last Saturday, and I think that the purpose of those negotiations is to try to find out if there is a way for me to come back,’ he told local NPR.
We, and others closer to the scene, have raised a quizzical eyebrow as to whether this return to the status quo ante is in the best interests of either party. But maybe what is needed is a short-term deal, two seasons at most, for the org and its maestro to get over the trauma and get a chance to test some new sticks for the future.