MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are planning their own holiday concerts.

The announcement Friday comes a day after the orchestra’s management said it was canceling or rescheduling the orchestra’s concerts through the end of the year.

The musicians say they will stage two concerts on Dec. 15 and 16 at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis.

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Edo de Waart will conduct.

The program will include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. The musicians also will perform Bach’s Double Violin Concerto with soloists Jorga Fleezanis and Erin Keefe, the Minnesota Orchestra’s former and present concertmasters, respectively.

Management locked out the musicians on Sept. 30 after the two sides failed to reach agreement on a new contract. Contract talks are stalled.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Good Question
Best Of Minnesota

Watch & Listen LIVE