Orchestra: Breakthrough gets SPCO near a settlement

  • Article by: Graydon Royce , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 22, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Both sides credit involvement of St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman in reaching a breakthrough. Digital rights remain a sticking point.

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akadamsMar. 22, 13 3:27 PM

For those about to comment that the Minnesota Orchestra will simply fill its vacancies with the throngs of musicians lining up to audition...you might want to peek your head around the corner and count how many there actually are. Experienced players are watching the Twin Cities labor scene closely. The ones who may come will be the musicians so inexperienced that they don't know what indifference is in a board, or union-busting hostility in management. Can't wait to hear how this is going to heighten artistry...

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furguson11Mar. 22, 13 3:32 PM

The most talented will always find another gig

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mikehessMar. 22, 13 4:30 PM

Entirely predictable, and regrettable. When this began Mr. Henson suggested with regards to potential for talent loss that it was a matter of "loyalty". I think at this point having been locked out all season we can't fault anyone who finds a position where they have the opportunity to perform and get paid for it.

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smeeagain2Mar. 22, 13 5:02 PM

When will the Board and management depart for greener pastures?

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binkiemaeMar. 22, 13 5:04 PM

And isn't it weird that the San Francisco Symphony has fallen into the same trap, i.e. millions into a remodeling of the hall before paying the musicians. And now they're on strike too. When will these boards ever learn?

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brianjapanMar. 22, 13 5:33 PM

Those doggone unions- huh?

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member11Mar. 22, 13 5:35 PM

This is what happens when you put bean counters in charge of making judgment calls. Time to fire the current leadership at MN Orchestra and get someone that understands that the organization is about music first and foremost, not maximizing profits to its artistic detriment.

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supervon2Mar. 22, 13 5:36 PM

Thank heaven for Unions helping the raise the "Quality of Life".

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andersod62Mar. 22, 13 5:47 PM

Amazing how 3 becomes "several", and then 1 becomes "some", when one was planned way before the strike and the other two are because the spouse is forced to move away for a better job. Nice deceitful title, one would belive these people were leaving because of the lockout, which is not the case now is it ? Unbelieveable...

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lee4713Mar. 22, 13 6:03 PM

To what or whom is Henson "loyal" to? Not the musicians, the community, or the taxpayers, evidently.

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