Income gap is a holdover from the financial crisis
According to a new report that examines arts jobs, consumer spending and revenue of arts organizations, Minneapolis’ arts economy stands at close to five times national average.
Mark Russel Smith, director of orchestral studies at the University of Minnesota’s School of Music, will officially take over the position in June.
The proposal contains several provisos, but if accepted would allow the SPCO to resume its season.
Save Our SPCO today proposed raising three-quarters of a million dollars a year to maintain the chamber orchestra at 34 players.
SPCO musicians say they are trying to speed up the negotiation process, in fear that the 101-day lockout could drag on for several weeks longer.
Friday’s concert will mark the first time they have performed together since July 19, 2012.
SPCO President Dobson West says the latest exchange of proposals show ‘progress toward a solution that is both financially and artistically viable.’
King plans to retire in June of this year.
David Galligan has been named Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Walker Art Center; he previously worked with the Walker from 1986 to 2002.