Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra receive Grammy nominations

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  • Updated: December 7, 2013 - 7:47 AM

Even though they didn’t work much during the Grammy eligibility period, the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra and the now-back-at-work St. Paul Chamber Orchestra landed Grammy nominations.

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pcole2001Dec. 6, 1311:18 PM

But pay them what they're worth? Nooooooooooooooo, can't do that.

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momax4Dec. 6, 1311:26 PM

We are so proud of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians!!! CEO and Board: Can you see what a huge mistake you are making by locking out these talented musicians?

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jsbach2012Dec. 6, 1311:29 PM

Well how about that Henson, Campbell and Davis! The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra and Osmo Vanska show that once again they are world class! I am not sure that a replacement orchestra of inexperienced musicians would be able to accomplish such an honor and recognition. Bravo to the musicians and Osmo!

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jlestribDec. 7, 13 1:20 AM

Congratulations musicians and Osmo Vänskä! Another recognition of your outstanding work. You are a huge asset to this community!

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diogenesnyDec. 7, 13 1:49 AM

I'd love to see the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra win this - and then (figuratively) throw a pie in the Board's face while accepting the Grammy.

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benedict636Dec. 7, 13 7:15 AM

Yes, and their May 4 concert at Northrop sold out in 40 minutes. I was on at the time they went on sale and had to scramble to get four tickets. They announced yesterday, they have added another concert at 2:00 PM. The financial problems are the boards making. They like and want pop music. That is clear in their recent drivel to the City Council over their lease. They also want the musicians to perform this drivel at their own functions for no extra pay. Well this is personal eneurement and against IRS regs. Well it is now clear, the audiences want the good stuff and not pop music. A big reason for the decline in ticket sales was cutting the concerts of good music in half, and replacing it with program I don't want to listen to and most of the audience it seems. The pop music director is gone and should not be replaced. Get back Osmo and let him do the programming, which he should have been 100% in charge of in the first place. The political leadership need to do some serious shoulder tapping of board members prior to their AGM December 11.

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mlh123Dec. 7, 13 8:07 AM

The real SPCO was nominated for a Grammy--the SPCO that took decades to perfect. Sadly, this is not the same orchestra that calls itself the SPCO now. The SPCO that was nominated was gutted by corrupt management and abuse of musicians last year. Bravo to the Minnesota Orchestra for standing up to their own version of corrupt management.

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chezjakeDec. 7, 13 8:31 AM

Who from the MN Orchestra gets to go onstage and accept the award that they will surely win? Might I suggest 80 musicians plus Osmo?

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ajnaguyDec. 7, 13 9:09 AM

Here, union-bashers, I'll do your post for you: Blah-blah-pity nomination-blah-blah-greedy musicians-blah-blah-my 6-year-old niece who plays violin just as well needs a job and would work cheaper-blah-blah-blah. Sorry, guys - you just can't escape the fact that this (and last year's) nomination is for an exquisite recording of beautiful music by talented musicians led by a special conductor, which has received world-wide acclaim.

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theowardDec. 7, 13 9:45 AM

Unfortunately, Grammys don't equal revenue. Besides, they don't mean much. Remember, they gave one to Milli Vanilli.

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