Vänskä Turns Bridge Collapse Into Music

Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vänskä isn’t known for a second career as a composer, the way his fellow Finn Esa-Pekka Salonen is. But Vänskä has been dabbling in composition for a few years now, and his latest work, which gets its premiere this weekend, was inspired directly by the tragic collapse of the interstate highway bridge in Minneapolis last summer.