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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

You can check out free outdoor concerts on Peavey Plaza downtown in the summer during Sommerfest. (Credit: www.minnesotaorchestra.org)

Minn. Orchestra Rejects Musician Offers

Minnesota Orchestra management have rejected two counter offers by the union representing its musicians.

09/30/2012

You can check out free outdoor concerts on Peavey Plaza downtown in the summer during Sommerfest. (Credit: www.minnesotaorchestra.org)

Minn. Orchestra Musicians Reject Contract

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.

09/29/2012

You can check out free outdoor concerts on Peavey Plaza downtown in the summer during Sommerfest. (Credit: www.minnesotaorchestra.org)

Minn. Orchestra Musicians Say Strike Is Possibility

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.

09/24/2012

Good Question: How Much Of A Sale Do Musicians Get?

When we buy a CD or download a track from iTunes, we do it because we love that artist. We love that band. And we expect that they’re seeing a good chunk of change. But how much of every download actually goes to the artist?

12/01/2010

Pay Cuts at SPCO

For the second straight year, members of the St Paul Chamber Orchestra have agreed to a pay cut.

06/15/2010

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