On July 20, the Musicians’ Negotiating Committee met with management and six Board members in a three hour afternoon session. Discussion continued from the previous meeting, as the Committee continued to seek clarification of management proposals. The Committee also gave a brief historical narrative summarizing the Minnesota Orchestra’s rise to become recognized as a top ten American orchestra.
While acknowledging the support and efforts of the Board and management in helping to build the orchestra to its current status, the Committee continued to strongly caution that management’s current proposals would seriously diminish the artistic quality of the orchestra in its ability to retain and attract the best musicians possible and, thus, jeopardize its current top-tier status.
The next meeting is scheduled for August 30.