While remaining tight-lipped about negotiations over a possible return to the Minnesota Orchestra, former Music Director Osmo Vanska has told the Washington Post a little about the showdown which led to his resignation. In an article published today in advance of Vanska’s appearance with the National Symphony Orchestra this weekend, Vanska reveals  how he tried to bring management and Read more

The Minnesota Orchestra Board of  Directors has elected Gordon Sprenger, former president and CEO of Allina Health System, as its new chair. Board members chose Sprenger this morning after a phone meeting that reportedly lasted only 20 minutes. Afterwards, Sprenger said his first job will be to rebuild trust between the orchestra’s board, musicians, administration and audience. Read more

A posting on the widely-read classical music blog Slipped Disc today claimed that locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra likely would vote today on a return-to-work proposal developed with the help of a mediator. The post also claimed that the musicians’ negotiating committee is calling for a unanimous rejection of the deal. Representatives of the musicians Read more