‘Hansel and Gretel’ a delicious holiday treat

humperdinck.jpgBY ROB HUBBARD [Pioneer Press, 10 December 2005]
While the Minnesota Orchestra has been celebrating the Christmas season with Handel’s “Messiah” for decades and more recently added Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to the mix, there was something missing from the programming: a sense of childlike wonder at the magic and mystery that the season brings.