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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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SPCO Cancels More Concerts As Lockout Continues

Management at the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Feb. 8.

12/10/2012

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MN Orchestra Members Call For Independent Financial Analysis

Minnesota Orchestra musicians who have been locked out for more than two months now are calling for an independent financial analysis.

11/27/2012

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Locked-Out Minn. Musicians To Stage Own Concerts

Locked-out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are planning their own holiday concerts.

11/09/2012

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Minnesota Orchestra Cancels Concerts Through December

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.

11/08/2012

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Minnesota Orchestra On Day 2 Of Lockout: We Want To Play

It’s day two of a lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra and while negotiations continue, they’re not allowed to perform.

10/02/2012

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Good Question: Why Does The Orchestra Get Paid So Much?

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.

10/01/2012

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