Trip To Cuba Represents Minnesota Orchestra's RevivalWhen the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the Communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was "almost destroyed" by a long and bitter lockout.
Minn. Orchestra's Final Rehearsals Before Return PerformancesAfter $52 million in renovations and a labor dispute that left it sitting largely empty for months, harmony has returned to Orchestra Hall.
Lockout Over, Minn. Orchestra Announces '14 SeasonFormer music director Osmo Vanska will return to help conduct the Minnesota Orchestra during its 2014 season. The orchestra announced its new season Friday, 10 days after reaching a contract settlement that ended a 15-month lockout of union musicians.
1-15-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave LeeListen to the Morning Take by clicking the above podcast link. The lockout is over at the Minnesota Orchestra!
Eiji Oue Returns To Conduct Minn. Orchestra MusiciansFormer Minnesota Orchestra conductor Eiji Oue is returning to conduct the orchestra's locked-out musicians in a pair of holiday concerts. Oue will conduct the musicians on Dec. 14 and 15 in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium.
Eiji Oue To Return, Will Conduct MN Orchestra's 'Nutcracker'Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Eiji Oue will return to the Twin Cities to conduct the orchestra's holiday performances of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite." Oue was the director of the orchestra from 1995 until 2002.
Minnesota Orchestra Talks Break Off AgainAnother attempt to break the long impasse in the Minnesota Orchestra lockout has failed. Both sides say back-channel talks broke off after they were unable to agree on how to move forward. The last meeting was Monday.
Call For State Aid To Resolve Orchestra Dispute GrowsIt's been nearly 13 months since the lockout began at the Minnesota Orchestra, and now some leaders are calling for state aid to settle the dispute. Former governor Arne Carlson says the orchestra is a valued community asset that should get the same attention as the Vikings stadium.
Rep. To Propose Legislation For MN To 'Buy' OrchestraWhile there still hasn't been any movement in contract talks between management at the Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians, a local lawmaker is now pushing for the state to get involved.
Musicians Express Sadness Over Loss Of Osmo VanskaTuesday marks the 1-year anniversary of the lock out of musicians with the Minnesota Orchestra. After performing an educational concert at Hopkins High School, Tim Zavadil got emotional talking about the impact Osmo Vanska had on them.
Conductor Osmo Vanska Resigns From Minnesota OrchestraMinnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska resigned Tuesday amid a labor impasse that has dragged on for more than a year as management pushed for deep cuts to musicians' salaries.
Ongoing Orchestra Lockout Could Affect Music Across The WorldYou may think the ongoing orchestra lock-out is a Minnesota thing. But musicians are saying what happens here could affect music across the world, as the ongoing musicians vs. the orchestra dispute got trickier today. A financial review came down and orchestra administrators said it proves they've been financially responsible.