MN Orchestra invites musicians back to the negotiating table

The Minnesota Orchestral Association has invited the Musicians’ Union to negotiate a new contract once again.

The MOA has put out two possible dates – Saturday January 5 or Wednesday January 9. The invitation to negotiate has been made “without any preconditions.”

The Minnesota Orchestra has also cancelled or rescheduled all concert performances through Sunday, February 10. Ticket holders will be contacted directly by the Orchestra to outline their options, including exchanging their tickets, or receiving a refund.

Earlier this month the Minnesota Orchestra disclosed that it has a $6 million deficit for its fiscal year ending Aug. 31. The Minnesota Orchestra musicians have been locked out since the beginning of October.