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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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