AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC
Locked Out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra
Friday, May 31st at 8:00 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
4201 Sheridan Ave. S., Minneapolis Minnesota
Tickets $25.00 and $50.00 (additional donations welcome)
Call 612-920-5440 to reserve tickets
Possible limited # of tickets available at the door.
Featuring Departing Musicians: Burt Hara, Gina DiBello, Pitnarry Shin, Tom Turner
With: Tony Ross, Erin Keefe, Richard Marshall, Arek Tesarczyk, Beth Rapier, Kate Nettleman, Skip James, Jonathan Magness, Sam Bergman, Katja Linfield
Program to include:
Bach Brandenburg Concerto #6
Marc Mellits “Tapas” String Quartet #3
Mozart Clarinet Quintet
Featuring the music of Bach, Vivaldi & Piazzolla
The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra wish to say Thank You to our community by presenting two free concerts on May 19th.
This family-friendly concert includes Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 and Vivaldi and Piazzolla movements from the “Seasons,” featuring violin soloists Erin Keefe, Jonathan Magness, Michael Sutton, and Pamela Arnstein, and flute soloists Adam Kuenzel and Greg Milliren.
Children are welcome. No tickets necessary.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 2:00 & 4:00pm
2324 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55405
A jobs bill currently in the legislative Conference Committee would extend unemployment benefits for locked-out employees in Minnesota. You can help by contacting these Minnesota legislators, particularly the Senators, to let them know that the language regarding lockouts is of vital importance to our Musicians.
Please encourage them to keep this language in the Jobs Bill, and thank them for their support!
The State Senators are: David Tomassoni; Torrey Westrom; James Metzen; Tom Saxhaug; Dan Sparks
The House Representatives are: Tim Mahoney; Bob Gunther; Joe Atkins; Karen Clark; and Sheldon Johnson.
Please write or call: (click here for contact information)
I’m writing (calling) regarding the Jobs Bill containing language extending unemployment benefits for locked-out employees in Minnesota. It’s important to remember that unemployment due to a lockout is considerably different than most cases of unemployment and requires different treatment.
Please support the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, locked out now for more than seven months, and all future workers who find themselves unilaterally locked out by their employer by keeping this language. We appreciate your dedication to the arts and fairness to employees in our great state.
We congratulate Burt Hara, one of the great orchestral clarinetists of our time, as he prepares to accept the position of Associate Principal Clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In his 25 years as Principal Clarinet, Burt has been one of the shining stars of the Minnesota Orchestra. Last week in St. Paul, a packed house thrilled to his peerless performance of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. More than a musician, his influence has been felt throughout the Twin Cities as a devoted teacher, generous donor, and community leader. Words cannot convey how much we will miss our beloved colleague and friend. He is truly irreplaceable.
After eight months of denying musicians’ requests for a meeting, today the entire board finally engaged with the Musicians. Challenges can only be overcome by rebuilding trust and having a dialogue about what it takes to maintain a world-class Orchestra in a world-class arts community. As soon as management ends the lockout, we, the Musicians, will know that management is serious about maintaining a “world-class” Orchestra to open a renovated Orchestra Hall.
Dear Mr. Henson,
As the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra enter our seventh month of being locked out of our jobs without salary or benefits, we wanted to remind you, as well as the public, our audience, and MinnPost readers, of some facts regarding our “negotiations”.
Read full letter here: Dear Mr. Henson: Your lockout is the ‘barrier to negotiations’ MinnPost By Tim Zavadil, Doug Wright, Burt Hara, Tony Ross and Cathy Schubilske |
Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski will once again take the podium to conduct the Locked Out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra on Thursday, April 25th. The concert will be held at The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, on the St. Paul campus of St. Catherine University.
Photo by Courtney Perry
Principal Clarinetist Burt Hara will be the featured artist, playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Maestro Skrowaczewski, a world-renowned Bruckner specialist, will lead the orchestra in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat, Romantic.
At one time, The O’Shaughnessy was the St Paul home of the Minnesota Orchestra, which held weekly performances there under then-Music Director Skrowaczewski. The April 25th performance will be a long-overdue homecoming for conductor, musicians and concertgoers. We look forward to greeting all our fans and friends on what is sure to be a memorable evening in St. Paul!
WHEN: 7:30 PM, Thursday, April 25, 2013
WHERE: The O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University
TICKETS: Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone or online from The O’Shaughnessy Box Office. Ticket prices will be $20, $40, $60; and $150 for a limited number of premium tickets that include premium seating, a pre-concert reception with the musicians, and a special gift.