MN Orch musicians to perform, will not honor tickets for cancelled concert

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have announced the program for their concert on October 18, but they will not be honoring tickets for the season opener cancelled by orchestra management.

The musicians will perform Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, Opus 104 (with Tony Ross on cello) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Opus 47. The concert will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium at 7:30pm.

Conductor Laureate of the Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski will conduct the performance. He turned 89 last week.

Orchestra musicians had originally stated they hoped to honor tickets for the season opener that was cancelled by Minnesota Orchestra management as part of the lockout. But according to the musicians’ media representative Blois Olson, getting a refund for the tickets from management turned out to be “too complicated.”

Tickets to the October 18 concert can be purchased here; they range in price from $15-40 per seat.

  • AAD

    The link to the ticket sales site does not work.

  • Marianne Combs

    AAD – apologies – the link should work for you now.

  • Max

    “Orchestra musicians had originally stated they hoped to honor tickets for the season opener that was cancelled by Minnesota Orchestra management as part of the lockout. But according to the musicians’ media representative Blois Olson, getting a refund for the tickets from management turned out to be ‘too complicated.’ ”

    This is utter nonsense. A feeble attempt to portray the management as a bunch of greedy fat-cats when it is the musicians themselves who have taken that role with pride.

    And another thing; How can the musicians be giving concerts now

    under the title “Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra?!” If the lockout — which is really a strike since the musicians have refused to come back to the table — is still on, wouldn’t that make them, to use their communist jargon, “scabs?”