MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Orchestra musicians who have been locked out for more than two months now are calling for an independent financial analysis.
“We don’t know what the true financial picture is of the organization,” Minnesota Orchestra musician Tim Zavadil said. “We need to know, the public needs to know.”READ MORE: Girl In Very Critical Condition After Being Shot In Head In North Minneapolis
Musicians say the Minnesota Orchestra has the sixth largest endowment in the nation.READ MORE: Brooklyn Center Passes Sweeping Public Safety Resolution To Reform Policing
They say management is calling for cuts up to $5 million in the musicians’ salaries.MORE NEWS: Starting Tuesday, Allina Clinics In Minnesota Will Start Vaccinating 12- To 15-Year-Olds
The response comes following news reports that, according to the musicians, say shows the Minnesota Orchestra hid financial problems while seeking financial assistance from the state legislature, hoping not to negatively affect fundraising for construction on their new concert hall.