Jan. 15: Three-year Minnesota Orchestra deal ends 15-month lockout

  • Article by: Graydon Royce , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 18, 2014 - 8:22 PM

Concerts to resume next month with 3-year contract that includes pay cuts.

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deneencJan. 14, 14 2:30 PM

I hope any agreement calls for some of those on the board ( who led this debacle) to step down, at least from any board leadership.

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songoflarkJan. 14, 14 2:46 PM

All music lovers pray for an end to this long, long nightmare. One also hopes that those who have misrepresented the organization in truly grievous ways in the past are on their way out.

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bubzkiJan. 14, 14 2:55 PM

I was not under the impression Osmo was even considering returning. I really hope I'm wrong!

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spunk2Jan. 14, 14 2:56 PM

I am grateful for now, possibly, not having my only choice for live music on a weekend evening being at a booze joint or karaoke venue. Hats off to those who brokered the settlement. Music for everyone!

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cnelson22Jan. 14, 14 2:58 PM

A settlement would be great. I had to double-check to make sure I wasn't looking at an Onion headline. And please, no calls for retribution on either side. Both sides can share blame.

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duckman1958Jan. 14, 14 3:16 PM

I do hope the musicians have made some serious concessions...they are severely out of touch with reality!

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stpaulpaul13Jan. 14, 14 3:32 PM

In the meantime, the Orchestra lost the best conductor it has had in decades, and possibly ever. Sorry, but this would have never happened under David Hyslop's leadership (David was the executive director who was responsible for hiring Osmo).

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oscarbaumJan. 14, 14 3:39 PM

The article implies new leadership on the board was 'instrumental' in moving the negotiations off the prolonged stalemate. I think Osmo would come back with a different head of the board of directors.

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richerdavisJan. 14, 14 3:45 PM

For what it's worth, this board stands as a testament to blindly following incompetent leaders. Whoever stood up and said "Enough" has my respect.

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neilgdJan. 14, 14 3:49 PM

It's going to take a long time for the wounds to heal from this sad situation. I hope other cities take heed and learn from this how NOT to have something like this happen to them. It may take years to get this orchestra back to where it was, emotionally as well as musically. I wish them the best.

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