It’s official: The rest of the Minnesota Orchestra season has been canceled.
The musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra ratified a three-year agreement with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Society on Monday, calling for the search of a new SPCO leader.
The Minnesota Orchestra and the Musicians’ Union, who have been at a stalemate for months, have agreed on firms to conduct an independent review of the organization’s finances.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, stuck in a contract dispute with its musicians, has canceled more concerts.
When the Minnesota Orchestra got $14 million in taxpayer funds to renovate its Minneapolis concert hall, they vouched for its financial stability at the time, citing “three balanced budgets in a row.” Now, some lawmakers want a hearing to investigate whether that was truthful.
The lockout between the Minnesota Orchestra and its management is entering its 12th week with no new talks scheduled.
Management at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Feb. 8.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians who have been locked out for more than two months now are calling for an independent financial analysis.
Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are planning their own holiday concerts.
Officials with the Minnesota Orchestra announced Thursday that concerts through the rest of the year have been canceled due to the lockout with its musicians.
It’s day two of a lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra and while negotiations continue, they’re not allowed to perform.
The Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians both have tough decision to make. The orchestra says it’s in a tough financial spot, after a nearly $3 million deficit in 2011, and laying off 20 percent of administrators. The musicians say they have to be paid at a top notch level in order to retain the top-notch talent.
Minnesota Orchestra management have rejected two counter offers by the union representing its musicians.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians voted unanimously on Saturday to reject a management proposal to cut pay by 30 to 50 percent, in addition to over 200 changes to the existing contract.
The Minnesota Orchestra says it’s facing significant financial challenges and needs to cut costs substantially. But musicians aren’t happy about the pay cuts they’re being asked to take.
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