The Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra are deeply disappointed about management’s decision to cancel more concerts, despite a Minneapolis City Council resolution discouraging this. We remain ready, willing and able to return to our positions on the concert stage and at the negotiating table.
Bass Clarinetist Tim Zavadil puts it in our own words, “At least the millionaires and billionaires of the National Hockey League are talking. The board has rejected our offer to meet multiple times, they have rejected arbitration, and they have rejected an independent financial analysis. Now they have rejected Mayor RT Rybak and the Minneapolis City Council by extending the lockout and canceling more concerts. The Musicians will now try to ensure that our fans have music for the Holiday season.”