MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska is returning to the stage to lead his former musicians in what amounts to three farewell concerts.
Vanska quit his post earlier this week over the extended lockout that has idled the orchestra for more than a year.READ MORE: 'We Don't Have To Do It': Mask Mandate Confusion Abound In Twin Cities
He’ll be back to conduct concerts Friday and Saturday at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota. Musicians said in a prepared statement that the concerts will be Vanska’s thank-you and farewell to orchestra fans.READ MORE: Police Reform A Major Sticking Point As Legislative Session Nears Its End
High demand led to an additional concert being scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for that concert go on sale at 8 a.m. Friday.
The orchestra board has asked musicians to take pay cuts of as much as 25 percent.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: 80-Degree High Expected Monday; Summery And Damp Week Ahead
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