Supporters eagerly await Vänskä’s rehiring, and the former music director acknowledges that he’s in negotiations about his return.
A proposal to sell community shares (along the lines of the Green Bay Packers’ model) undermines the founders’ solidly nonprofit principles.
The city of Minneapolis estimates it lost $2.9 million in parking, dining and other business.
Neither MOA management nor musicians have responded to repeated queries about whether a settlement is in the works, or whether musicians have yet voted on any deal.
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Dan Turpening and the music he makes as people arrive and leave concerts have become an integral part of patrons’ concert-going experience.
A New Year’s wish: that the grueling, frustrating and profoundly saddening lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians will end.
While they raised big money, the board members publicly complained that in their view the community could not afford an orchestra at the present level.
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