Minnesota Orchestra dispute intensifies, with 21 more concerts canceled

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 29, 2012 - 2:28 PM

The Minnesota Orchestra has canceled all remaining concerts in 2012, including big-earning holiday events.

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JRBNov. 8, 1210:54 AM

I'm taking bets as to who will settle their labor dispute first, the Minnesota Orchestra or the NHL.

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akadamsNov. 8, 1211:26 AM

Management's attempt to place this on the shoulders of the musicians which THEY have locked out is cold, calculated, misanthropic and unworthy of the state of Minnesota. The harm being done to the community by this prolonged battle will be cleaned up by all those affected...but not by those at the top (i.e. Michael Henson, still earning his 400k salary.)

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robotczarNov. 8, 1211:42 AM

Why is management collecting their salary if no concerts are being performed? We certainly don't blame the musicians (those who actually make the money) for the current situation. Management is supposed to plan and raise money. They are the ones who failed and the ones who need to be replaced.

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eurotravelerNov. 8, 1212:03 PM

How much damage is management willing to do to the orchestra? Appparently, quite a bit. It's disgusting.

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anewmanNov. 8, 1212:20 PM

I'd love to see the locked-out orchestras form their own ensembles and leave the bloated, unresponsive managements of both organizations behind. It could happen.

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thunderballNov. 8, 1212:49 PM

I urge readers here to seek changes on the MN O's board and management now, also support by attending when one can the region's fine college and various community orchestras. Perhaps a story by this paper on what concert goers are doing to fill the void with the lockout would be interesting, informing.

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DufferHNov. 8, 12 1:29 PM

thunderball: I find it hard to believe that any concert goer is having time to fill the "void" during the lockout. This is a high-profile labor incident, but it's not one causing hardship on anyone but the performers.

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marathongirlNov. 8, 12 1:39 PM

Hmm...how much did the new cosmetic look to the exterior of the hall cost? And who paid for that? Maybe instead of that money they could've paid the musicians...personally I didn't think the outside looked that bad.

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thorc1Nov. 8, 12 2:44 PM

How convenient it is for management to cancel concerts at a sub-par back-up hall that it would have to pay rent at. Kinda make you wonder if they have a higher interest in not having a season at all while the remodeling is going on.

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56stanNov. 8, 1211:41 PM

This is nothing more than union busting in the usual executive way, following the lead of Wisconsin's governor Wilson. Can we have a recall vote for Michael Henson and the head of the board, Mr. Campbell?

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