The orchestra will play five Beethoven symphonies, Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6, and will record the First and Sixth Symphonies as part of its recording of the complete symphonies for the Swedish record label BIS.
The cycle of Bruckner's symphonies, which will be carried out over a decade, will begin with a performance of his Symphony in D minor ("Die Nullte").
Other highlights include the orchestra's first performance of a work by V‹nsk‹ (Here!... Beyond); a tribute to former music director Antal Dorati; the world premiere of a ballet by James Sewell set to Bart‹k's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; the re-creation of a concert performed by the orchestra in the 1906-07 season; a trip to Carnegie Hall; and a tour of Minnesota.
Soloists include violinist Viktoria Mullova, pianist Peter Serkin, and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore; guest conductors include Andrew Litton, Roger Norrington, and James Conlon.