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Musicians Rally Outside Orchestra Hall Fundraiser

Friday night is the biggest fundraiser of the year at Orchestra Hall, and it’s taking place in the middle of a lockout that has gone on for nearly a year. “This is devastating to all families and musicians to not be able to play for a year,” said principal cellist Anthony Ross. Nearly all day, musicians have been holding signs outside Orchestra Hall asking for support from the public during the lockout.

09/20/2013

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Dayton, Rybak Sound Off On Minn. Orchestra Dispute

As the lockout of musicians at the Minnesota Orchestra nears a year in duration, Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak say it’s time for the sides to bury any grudges and return to the bargaining table for face-to-face talks.

09/19/2013

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Minn. Orchestra, Musicians Talk Through Mediator

Minnesota Orchestra management and musicians have talked through an independent mediator in recent days as deadlines loom over the institution’s future amid a long and contentious labor dispute.

09/16/2013

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Massive Crowd At Lake Harriet To Support MN Orchestra

Every seat was filled in front of the bandshell, on the edge of Lake Harriet. Then, the crowd filled in the grass for rows and rows beyond the seats.

09/15/2013

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Musicians Reject The Latest Offer From Orch. Management

It appears the end to the ongoing dispute between the Minnesota Orchestra musicians and its management is not over yet. Thursday, the musicians rejected the latest offer from the orchestra management.

09/05/2013

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Orchestra Musicians: Let Us See The Updated Financials

As the Minnesota Orchestra musicians lockout continues, the musicians are demanding to see updated financial reports, budgets and forecasts. On Tuesday, orchestra administrators said a financial review proves they’ve been financially responsible. But the musicians said it wasn’t a thorough enough analysis.

09/04/2013

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Ongoing Orchestra Lockout Could Affect Music Across The World

You 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.

09/03/2013

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Orch. Management, Musicians Circle Around New Deal

The management of the Minnesota Orchestra says a new deal in the works that would bring musicians back ending a nearly year-long lockout, but musicians say it was submitted outside of mediation.

08/29/2013

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Austin Texas Brings Traveling Tunes To MN, Across The U.S.

The folks in Austin Texas sent a couple of musicians on the road trying to lure visitors back to Austin for a big music festival. It may not look like much, but the 1970s Airstream in Uptown Minneapolis is a traveling music machine.

08/07/2013

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Minn. Orchestra Season Canceled; New Bargaining Dates Planned

It’s official: The rest of the Minnesota Orchestra season has been canceled.

05/08/2013

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SPCO Musicians Ratify Agreement, Call For New Leadership

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.

04/29/2013

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MN Orchestra, Musicians Agree On Ind. Financial Review Firm

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.

04/01/2013

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St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Cancels More Concerts

The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, stuck in a contract dispute with its musicians, has canceled more concerts.

01/18/2013

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Lawmakers Call For Hearing Into Minn. Orchestra Finances

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.

12/20/2012

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Locked Out Musicians Play Another Sold Out Concert

The lockout between the Minnesota Orchestra and its management is entering its 12th week with no new talks scheduled.

12/17/2012

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