With a management deadline for a deal set for Sunday, representatives of the warring sides in the Minnesota Orchestra dispute sat down to talk in the MPR studios today about finances, philosophy and trust. However, early in a tense 45-minute Daily Circuit debate between Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson and musicians negotiating committee Read more

The locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra issued a cryptic release today. Here it is: Minneapolis – The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today confirmed with the Board-chosen mediator within Governor Mark Dayton’s process, their financially specific proposals.   If accepted by management it would prevent the resignation of Osmo Vänskä, the Carnegie concerts and preserve Read more

A new report released today by the group Orchestrate Excellence finds that while Minnesotans believe having a world-class orchestra is important to the quality of life in Minnesota, they are embarrassed and dismayed by the lack of action on all sides of the Minnesota Orchestra lockout. The 38-page report is based on a community forum Read more