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Minnesota Orchestra’s endowment needs deeper dive MinnPost by Bruce Lick, Sunfish Lake | 08:49 am

Review: Concert by musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra  by: WILLIAM RANDALL BEARD , Special to the Star Tribune Updated: June 1, 2013 – 7:09 PM

#727 – Dick Bernard: The Disastrous 2012-13 Minnesota Orchestra Season. A subscribers view. Outside the Walls Blog Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Questions remain about fiscal performance of Minnesota Orchestra’s board, management MinnPost By Emily E. Hogstad | 05/31/13

Farewell concert for locked-out musicians by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio May 31, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra on the rocks: What—if anything—should be done? By Jay Gabler, Front Row Seat May 29, 2013

Readers Write: (May 29): Minnesota Orchestra, cigarette tax, minimum wage, the IRS Star Tribune Updated: May 28, 2013 – 8:05 PM

MN Orchestra Visits MHS from Minnetonka Public Schools

Minnesota Orchestra musicians announce concert  by: Graydon Royce under Classical, Minnesota musicians, Orchestras Updated: May 24, 2013 – 10:09 AM

Letter of the Day (May 22): Orchestra endowment Star Tribune Updated: May 21, 2013 – 9:19 PM

New talks at Minnesota Orchestra are in limbo Star Tribune

Posted by: Graydon Royce Updated: May 15, 2013 – 5:50 PM

What It Means To Be a Teenager Who Loves Classical Music  BY FIONA KELLIHER MAY 15, 2013 

Proposed MnOrch talks next week now unlikely MPR Posted at 6:24 PM on May 15, 2013 by Euan Kerr 

Readers Write (May 15): Same-sex marriage, Minnesota Orchestra, dispatchers, lawyers Star Tribune Updated: May 14, 2013 – 9:05 PM 

Minnesota Orchestra’s lost season raises its profile May 13, 2013, 7:27am CDT Mark Reilly Managing Editor-Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 

Minnesota Orchestra cancels rest of season, but hopes for summer concerts By Ross Raihala rraihala@pioneerpress.com  Updated:   05/08/2013 09:24:20 PM CDT 

An Orchestra in the Throes of a Lockout New York Times By JAMES R. OESTREICH Published: May 12, 2013 

Minnesota Orchestra returns $100,000 in unused grant money Posted at 2:31 PM on May 10, 2013 by Marianne Combs

Minnesota Orchestra’s issue isn’t just one of revenue Article by: Jo Ellen Saylor Updated: May 10, 2013 – 6:39 PM 

Readers Write (May 10): Minnesota Orchestra, health care, oil  Star Tribune Updated: May 9, 2013 – 8:58 PM 

Labor Dispute Effectively Ends Minnesota Orchestra’s Season New York Times  by ALLAN KOZINN May 08, 2013

Readers Write (May 9): Orchestra, medical marijuana, violence, Chris Kluwe Star Tribune Updated: May 8, 2013 – 8:10 PM

New round of NEA grants announced by: Kristin Tillotson under Funding and grants Updated: May 8, 2013 – 5:16 PM

Minnesota Orchestra cancels rest of season by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio May 8, 2013

Labor Dispute Effectively Ends Minnesota Orchestra’s Season New York Times By ALLAN KOZINN Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Minn. Orchestra cancels rest of season The Associated Press – MINNEAPOLIS Published Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Carleton College Presents Rare Performance by Key Members of the Minnesota Orchestra May 8, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra: Remainder of season is canceled by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: May 8, 2013 – 5:19 PM

Minnesota Orchestra: A $5 million, five-year plan StarTribune commentariesA by: LEE HENDERSON  Updated: May 7, 2013 – 8:18 PM

Sense of urgency being felt over Minnesota Orchestra plight; local bands to play Target Field By Pamela Espeland | 08:08 am

Where no orchestra has gone before Robert Levine May 3, 2013

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise Books, articles, and a blog by the music critic of The New Yorker

Readers Write (May 4): Therapist, bicyclists, health care, orchestra, bullies, hecklers, abortion Updated: May 3, 2013 – 6:19 PM

Another Dayton could be key in future of Minnesota Orchestra Updated: May 3, 2013 – 6:22 PM

Osmo Vanska threatens to quit Mn Orch if musicians’ lockout isn’t solved by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio May 2, 2013 

Principal clarinet Hara leaves locked-out Minnesota Orchestra Pioneer Press 5/2/2013 

Vänskä threatens resignation if Minnesota Orchestra lockout isn’t settled

Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune  Updated: May 2, 2013 – 3:29 PM

Cleveland Orchestra promotes one musician, hires another By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer updated May 01, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Now Minnesota loses its principal clarinet May 2, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

These we have lost: Minnesota’s ghost orchestra May 2, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Music review: Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra at The O’Shaughnessy Article by: LARRY FUCHSBERG , Special to the Star Tribune Updated: April 26, 2013 – 12:07 PM

Minnesota Orchestra is dwindling away, musician by musician April 26, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

The only path to settlement: Orchestra musicians, board members must negotiate By Nicky Carpenter and Greg Pulles | 05:00 am (read the comments!)

Review: For Minnesota Orchestra, a night of light and foreboding By Rob Hubbard
Special to the Pioneer Press  Updated:   04/26/2013 12:00:01 AM CDT

Status report: Orchestra Hall project Posted: 7:10 am Thu, April 25, 2013 By  BRIAN JOHNSON

MN Orchestra musicians continue to play during lockout 7:23 PM, Apr 24, 2013

Musicians for Minnesota ~ A Special Benefit By David Latulippe

Classical spotlight: Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra StribGraydon RoyceUpdated: April 19, 2013 – 2:25 PM

Just in: San Francisco players hold benefit for locked-out Minnesotans April 16, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Financial analysis again splits sides in Minnesota Orchestra dispute by: GRAYDON ROYCE  Star Tribune  Updated: April 16, 2013 – 7:35 PM

Proposal would redistribute orchestra funds if the lockout is not settled BY STAFF, THE MINNESOTA DAILY April 16, 2013

MnOrch management launches its own financial analysis, cancels concerts MPR Posted at 6:42 PM on April 16, 2013 by Euan Kerr

Minnesota Orchestra cancels two more weeks of concerts Pioneer Press Updated:   04/16/2013 04:58:13 PM CDT

Dear Mr. Henson: Your lockout is the ‘barrier to negotiations’  MinnPost By Tim Zavadil, Doug Wright, Burt Hara, Tony Ross and Cathy Schubilske | 05:00 am

Mr. Henson Talks to MinnPost Song of the Lark APRIL 11, 2013 · 5:49 PM

The Nuclear Option Sticks and Drones by Bill Eddins on | April 11, 2013

Tough questions for Minnesota chief, no credible answers April 11, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

State may go after money given to Minnesota, St. Paul orchestras BY JONATHAN MOHR, SESSION WEEKLY/SESSION DAILY April 04, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra musicians plan new concert StarTribune by: Graydon Royce under Classical, Behind the scenes, Orchestras, Tickets Updated: April 1, 2013 – 11:38 AM

Minnesota Orchestra lockout hits six months  by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: March 30, 2013 – 12:22 AM

This is now America’s longest lasting orchestral lockout March 30, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Chicago Symphony Orchestra president comments on MN orchestra lockouts MINNPOST By Tom Nehil | 03/28/13

Legislative auditor will do limited financial audit of Minnesota Orchestra by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: March 25, 2013 – 11:19 PM

Only a Higher Power Can Peer Inside the Cinderblock Skull of Michael Henson March 26, 2013 by Matt Peiken

Legislative Auditor to examine MN Orchestra by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio March 25, 2013

Legislative auditor will do limited financial audit of Minnesota Orchestra by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: March 25, 2013 – 11:19 PM

Orchestra lockouts: The longer this goes on without music being made, the more devastating it is MINNPOST By John Kennedy | 03/22/13

Readers Write (March 23): Sexual abuse, orchestra, weather, guns, marriage StarTribune Updated: March 22, 2013 – 6:12 PM

MN Orchestra cancels through April 27; petition circulating; musicians to play Wayzata concert MINNPOST By Pamela Espeland | 08:05 am

Stop Being So Goddamn Nice!  March 20, 2013 | Drew McManus

We’ve renamed the orchestra Adminnesota March 21, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Minnepocalypse now. Frank Almond published on March 18, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra concerts canceled through April by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune  Updated: March 20, 2013 – 7:49 PM

MN Orchestra cancels more concerts by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio March 20, 2013

Classical CD review: Sibelius Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4, Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä LARRY FUCHSBERG Updated: March 15, 2013 – 3:25 PM

Wayzata Community Church (concert listing)

New Classical Tracks: Music of Questions and Few Answers by Julie Amacher, Minnesota Public Radio March 12, 2013

Bill Targets Companies Who Take Public Funds, Lock Workers Out March 6, 2013

Legislators Urge Audit of Minnesota Orchestra Association KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson Updated: 03/07/2013 6:30 PM

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Legislature Scorned March 8, 2013 | Drew McManus

Crunch time: 100 Minnesota Reps demand audit of the orchestra March 7, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Legislators call for state audit of Minnesota Orchestra’s books by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: March 7, 2013 – 8:37 PM

Legislative auditor asked to examine Minnesota Orchestra’s expenditures
by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio March 7, 2013

LEGISLATORS URGE AUDIT OF MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA ASSOCIATION (Transcription of letter)

The Toast: March 2013 03/06/2013 by JOHN GARLAND

Minneapolis arts economy ranked 6th in nation; lockout updates By Pamela Espeland 03/01/13

Music: SPCO labor dispute continues as musicians reject a “talk-and-play” proposal  by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: February 26, 2013 – 6:35 PM

Minnesota Orchestra performs in Forest Lake By Mary Bailey on February 26, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Orchestra program with conductor Herbert Blomstedt sets attendance records By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer  updated February 26, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Losses Mounting As Orchestra Lockout Enters Fifth Month CBS Minnesota February 25, 2013 1:00 PM

Minnesota Orchestra and SPCO musicians learn to play the field Article by: Graydon Royce , Star Tribune Updated: February 23, 2013 – 6:07 AM

Political leaders’ unusual silence speaks volumes about the complexities of orchestra lockouts
By Doug Grow | 08:25 am

SPCO musician’s departure a sad sign of the times; but happy food news By Pamela Espeland | 07:56 am

Musicians flee Minnesota, one as far as Switzerland February 21, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Locked-out SPCO violinist quits for New York Philharmonic by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON , Star Tribune
Updated: February 21, 2013 – 10:22 AM

SPCO violinist leaving for the New York Philharmonic Posted at 5:05 PM on February 20, 2013 by Euan Kerr

A string of orchestral developments Euan Kerr, MPR 2/19/13

Readers write (Feb. 18): Deadly force, home health care, autism, Minn. Orchestra, U of M
Updated: February 17, 2013 – 4:44 PM

Withering Glance: A classical education by: RICK NELSON and CLAUDE PECK , Star Tribune Updated: February 16, 2013 – 2:21 PM

Minnesota Orchestra lockout continues into fifth month by Molly Bloom, Minnesota Public Radio, Emily Kaiser, Minnesota Public Radio 11:20 AM, February 15, 2013

For Ken Freed, moment of celebration doesn’t overcome season of silence
By Tanner Kent The Free Press February 14, 2013

Musicians say offer rejected by Minn. Orchestra management Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio February 13, 2013

House Committee Probes MN Orchestra’s Use Of Tax Dollars CBS Local February 13, 2013 9:22 am

Liquid Mission: The SPCO, Ben Frost and a Loud, Confusing Night Out  February 12, 2013 by mnuet

Musicians mull ‘play-talk’ deal with St. Paul Chamber Orchestra by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: February 12, 2013 – 7:59 PM

House Legacy Committee head suggests reallocation to fund locked-out musicans
by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio February 12, 2013

Osmo Vänskä, the Minnesota Orchestra, and Sibelius Carnegie Hall Sunday, February 10, 2013

Locked-out musicians celebrate Grammy nod with performance Rick Kupchella’s Bring Me The News Feb. 2, 2013

Will Minnesota Orchestra get its first Grammy? by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON , Star Tribune Updated: February 8, 2013 – 3:06 PM

Minn. Orchestra Lockout Continues with More Canceled Concerts Created: 02/08/2013 12:36 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Minnesota Orchestra concerts cancelled through April 7 by: Kristin Tillotson under Classical, Minnesota musicians Updated: February 8, 2013 – 11:30 AM

Minnesota Orchestra concerts canceled through April 7 due to contract dispute
By Kathy Berdan kberdan@pioneerpress.com Updated: 02/08/2013 01:09:02 PM CST

Up for Grammy, Minnesota Orchestra may be a winner even amid labor strife by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio February 8, 2013

New York Times weighs in on Minnesota Orchestra Posted by: Kristin Tillotson under Classical, Minnesota musicians Updated: February 7, 2013 – 1:55 PM

A Crack in the Ice Between Musicians and Management By JAMES R. OESTREICH February 6, 2013

Effects of Minnesota Orchestra lockout ripple through the community MPR
February 5, 2013

The Minnesota Orchestral Association  Eyes on Life MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013

Sibelius with the Minnesota Orchestra Anatomy of Perceval Posted on February 2, 2013 |

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise Books, articles, and a blog by the music critic of The New Yorker

Minnesota Orchestra reunited, at least for one night by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune
Updated: February 2, 2013 – 12:16 AM

Rybak hosts concert to celebrate Minn. Orchestra’s Grammy nod by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio February 2, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vanska shine in ‘Grammy reunion’ By Rob Hubbard
Special to the Pioneer Press Updated:   02/01/2013 11:37:34 PM CST

Conductor Vanska discusses orchestra worries before celebration concert by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio February 1, 2013

Chilly missives in orchestra lockouts; Fashion Week nears MINNPOST By Pamela Espeland | 02/01/13

Locked-out musicians celebrate Grammy nod with performance February 2, 2013  Curated by Liz O’Connell

Carnegie Hall Announces Its 2013-14 Season By DANIEL J. WAKIN Published: January 31, 2013

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS Minnesota Orchestra Osmo Vänskä
Performance Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 2 PM

CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS Minnesota Orchestra Performance Sunday, April 6, 2014 2 PM

Minneapolis to celebrate Minnesota Orchestra Grammy nod MINNEAPOLIS — Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra may be locked out, but that’s not stopping them from celebrating the orchestra’s Grammy nomination. By: Associated Press Published January 31, 2013, 08:00 AM

Orchestra negotiations as nettlesome as ever by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: January 30, 2013 – 7:28 PM

Proposal violates agreement, say locked-out Minnesota Orchestra musicians by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio January 30, 2013

Orchestra negotiations as nettlesome as ever  by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: January 30, 2013 – 8:38 PM

Classical music spotlight: Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra WILLIAM RANDALL BEARD Updated: January 25, 2013 – 3:31 PM

OPINION | Lock-outs: Employers abandon good faith collective bargaining
BY BILL MCCARTHY, MINNEAPOLIS LABOR REVIEW January 25, 2013

Jan 23rd Hearing, Part 3: Musicians’ Testimony  Song of the Lark Blog, Jan. 23, 2013

Jan 23rd Hearing, Part 4: Orchestrate Excellence Testimony Song of the Lark Blog, Jan. 24, 2013

Minnesota and North Dakota lawmakers seek legislative relief for locked out workers BY SALLY JO SORENSEN, BLUESTEM PRAIRIE January 25, 2013

Twin Cities Musicians Union: Signs of movement by management in Minnesota Orchestra lock-out? BY STAFF, MINNEAPOLIS LABOR REVIEW January 25, 2013

Orchestra-lockout testimony at Capitol; ‘Johnny Baseball’ and ‘Doubt’ to open MinnPost
By Pamela Espeland | 01/25/13

With lockouts on the rise, state lawmakers weigh social, economic impactsBy Michael Moore, Union Advocate editor  24 January 2013

MN House panel scrutinizes rash of lockouts by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio January 23, 2013

Link to Legislature Meeting htttp://ww2.house.leg.state.mn.us/audio/mp3ls88/com012313.mp3

Minn. Legislature: Committee examining an ‘epidemic of lockouts’
Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: January 23, 2013 – 8:19 PM

NHL, Orchestra Lockouts Get Scrutiny At Capitol Updated: 01/23/2013 6:53 PM
6:48 PM KSTP.com |By: Tom Hauser

Minnesota Orchestra musicians benefit ‘El Sistema’ Minneapolis Ron Hubbard Pioneer Press Updated:   01/21/2013 06:53:44 PM CST

Chicago flies out Finn and Vengo to plug Asia tour gap January 20, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Recession, what recession? Big Five orchestra announces record ticket sales
January 14, 2013 by Norman Lebrecht

Minnesota Beethoven Festival announces 2013 lineup  Jan 14  •  By Terry Rindfleisch | For the La Crosse Tribune

Minnesota Orchestra’s ‘fresh start’ needs to go beyond talks with musicians MPR
January 15, 2013

MN Orchestra cancels another week; ‘Prairie Home’ to throw masked ball MINNPOST
By Pamela Espeland | 08:27 am

Minnesota Orchestra cancels two more concerts
by: Graydon Royce Updated: January 15, 2013 – 9:55 AM

MN Orchestra cancels more concerts by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
January 14, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra cancels two more concerts by: Graydon Royce under Classical, Behind the scenes Updated: January 14, 2013 – 11:52 AM

Osmo Vänskä to Conduct Minnesota Orchestra Musicians at February 1 Grammy Celebration Concert Official Website of the City of Minnespolis

Orchestra musicians, Vänskä say yes to Grammy-celebration concert MINNPOST By Pamela Espeland | 08:15 am

Tickets for Vänskä-led Minn. Orchestra concert go on sale Monday by GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune  Updated: January 10, 2013 – 4:01 PM

Osmo Vänskä to Conduct Minnesota Orchestra Musicians at February 1 Grammy Celebration Concert Official Website of the City of Minnespolis Jan. 10, 2013

Vänskä to lead Minnesota Orchestra for the first time in months  by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: January 9, 2013 – 8:37 PM

Mpls Mayor calls for one concert truce in Mn Orchestra dispute MPR Posted at 5:01 PM on January 9, 2013 by Euan Kerr

Lockout law firm hurts workers, employers By: Shar Knutson, Grand Forks Herald,  January 09, 2013, 05:13 AM

House to hold hearing on economic impact of NHL, orchestra lockouts
by Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio  11:06 AM, January 4, 2013

The Music is the Mission Paul Cantrell Blog “IN THE HANDS”

Minnesota House Commerce Committee Chair Announces 2013 Priorities
1/3/2013 by John Knapp Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Fresh talks signal thaw in Minnesota Orchestra dispute by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: January 2, 2013 – 8:54 PM

SPCO, Minn. Orchestra meet with locked-out musicians by: Associated Press Updated: January 2, 2013 – 6:50 PM

SPCO, Minn. Orchestra meet with musicians| Houston Chronicle January 2, 2013 | Updated: January 2, 2013 4:33pm

Are dinosaurs falling? Are deficits “structural”? Robert Levine January 2, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra, SPCO musicians, negotiate with management today by Euan Kerr & Cathy Wurzer, Minnesota Public Radio January 2, 2013

SPCO, Minn. Orchestra To Meet With Musicians CBSMN January 2, 2013 6:06 AM

Orchestra managements and musicians to restart talks Star Tribune  Updated: December 27, 2012 – 3:07 PM

The results: Best and Worst Orchestras of 2012 December 21, 2012 By Norman Lebrecht

New year brings new orchestra negotiations by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: December 27, 2012 – 11:13 PM

St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra to hold talks with musicians next week
By Kathy Berdan kberdan@pioneerpress.com Updated:   12/27/2012 09:08:25 PM CST

Arts, Culture and Humanities Grantmaking: Giving in Minnesota, 2012 Edition Minnesota Council on Foundations

As musician lockouts drag on, some wonder what resolution will look like by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio December 26, 2012

The results: Best and Worst Orchestras of 2012 December 21, 2012 By Norman Lebrecht

Minnesota Orchestra invites musicians back to table  by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: December 21, 2012 – 9:53 PM

Minnesota Orchestra management cancels concerts through Feb. 10; urges talks  Curated by Tim Lammers December 21, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra cancels concerts through Feb. 10, wants more talks
By Ross Raihala rraihala@pioneerpress.com Updated:   12/21/2012 11:58:10 AM CST

Minnesota Orchestra invites musicians back to table by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: December 21, 2012 – 9:53 PM

MN Orchestra invites musicians back to the negotiating table Posted at 10:52 AM on December 21, 2012 by Marianne Combs

Item World: Local news and views Star Tribune Updated: December 20, 2012 – 2:37 PM

Legislators have questions for Minnesota Orchestra officials
Posted by: Baird Helgeson under Minnesota legislature Updated: December 20, 2012 – 7:08 PM

Lawmakers Call For Hearing Into Minn. Orchestra Finances CBS Minnesota December 20, 2012 6:46 PM

A Hit Parade of Small Labels and Upstarts The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012,  New York Times  By JAMES R. OESTREICH

ArkivMusic’s Best of 2012

The Top 10 Performances of 2012 By David Fleshler, Lawrence Budmen and Dorothy Hindman South Florida Classical Review

Locked Out Musicians Hits a Sour Note with This Orchestra Lover  Southwest Minneapolis Patch Sara Barsel Blog Posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Orchestra updates; Guthrie signs Goetz, Carey for ‘Long Day’s Journey’ MinnPost
By Pamela Espeland | 08:39 am 12/18/12

Locked Out Musicians Play Another Sold Out Concert CBS December 17, 2012 7:39 AM

New citizens group announced at locked out concerts by Euan Kerr Posted at 8:11 PM on December 16, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra performs in an overture of solidarity by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: December 15, 2012 – 9:38 PM

Concert review: Minnesota Orchestra’s musicians provide comfort for our broken hearts
By Rob Hubbard Special to the Pioneer Press  Updated:   12/15/2012 11:52:05 PM CST

Minnesota Orchestra performs in an overture of solidarity by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: December 15, 2012 – 9:38 PM

De Waart, Fleezanis talk about the Minnesota Orchestra by: Graydon Royce under Classical, Behind the scenes Updated: December 14, 2012 – 4:12 PM

During this high season, some classical groups are seeing an uptick in sales, but many Minnesota Orchestra and SPCO fans are just staying at home.
Article by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON , Star Tribune Updated: December 11, 2012 – 1:16 PM

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise Books, articles, and a blog by the music critic of The New Yorker

MN Orchestra confirms $6 million deficit, marketing continues for new space Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal by Sam Black, Thursday, December 6, 2012,

The Cure For The Common Cost Disease December 10, 2012 | Drew McManus

Minnesota lockouts don’t stop holiday music by: MIKE HALL Peoples World

Downtown Mpls. Businesses Impacted by Orchestra Lockout KSTP.com | By: Tim Sherno Updated: 12/06/2012 7:55 PM

Classical music spotlight: Beethoven’s Ninth by Minnesota Orchestra musicians by: LARRY FUCHSBERG , Star Tribune Updated: December 8, 2012 – 1:56 PM

Item World: Local news and views  Eriko Matsukawa / Star Tribune Updated: December 7, 2012 – 11:50 AM

Minnesota Orchestra risks audience, future Posted at 1:22 PM on December 6, 2012 by Marianne Combs

At its core, the issue in the MN Orchestra lockout is values, not budgets
By Rep. Phyllis Kahn | 05:00 am MinnPost

Ordway seeks bond buyers as SPCO sits out season Posted: 7:20 am Fri, December 7, 2012 By Mark Anderson

Dick Bernard: Pearl Harbor Day and the wreckage of the Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Friday, December 7th, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra risks audience, future Posted at 1:22 PM on December 6, 2012 by Marianne Combs

Downtown Mpls. Businesses Impacted by Orchestra Lockout Updated at: 12/06/2012 7:55 PM By: Tim Sherno 6KAALtv

Minnesota Orchestra reports $6M deficit by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
December 6, 2012

What has to change for Minnesota’s major orchestras to break an impasse?
Minnesota Public Radio December 6, 2012

Orchestra, Okee Dokee Brothers get Grammy nominations by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune Updated: December 6, 2012 – 6:37 AM

About that $6 million deficit…Robert Levine December 5, 2012

Grammys 2013: Classical By David Ng December 5, 2012, 8:45 p.m.

Minnesota Orchestra board meets on a down note by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: December 5, 2012 – 9:03 PM

Twin Cities orchestras both declaring deficits by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio December 5, 2012

Minnesota AFL-CIO: “MN Orchestra should come clean about budget situation & state money requests.” Minnesota AFL-CIO December 5, 2012

Readers Write (Dec. 5): Health care, orchestra, Star Tribune Updated: December 4, 2012 – 6:33 PM

Orchestra, terror attacks Star Tribune Updated: December 3, 2012 – 7:49 PM

Minnesota – A Calamity in One Tragic Act by Bill Eddins on | December 3, 2012

10 Christmas concerts that are classic By Rob Hubbard Pioneer Press 11/23/2012 03:56:56 PM CST

Readers Write (Dec. 1): Electronic billboards, Little Falls shootings, Jack Jablonski, Minnesota Orchestra Star Tribune Updated: November 30, 2012 – 6:39 PM

Minnesota Orchestra Labor Debate TPT  Twin Cities Public Television

Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week by ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS November 30, 201210:31 AM

Michael Henson’s Advent Calendar  Song  of the Lark Blog November 30, 2012

The Empire strikes back Robert Levine November 29, 2012

Readers Write (Nov. 30): Blangldesh fire, airplane noise, Benghazi, orchestra, lottery, fiscal cliff Updated: November 29, 2012 – 7:27 PM

No Confidence Vs. Full Confidence November 29, 2012 | Drew McManus

Readers Write (Nov. 29): Orchestra, Benghazi, schools, pedestrians, light rail
Updated: November 28, 2012 – 6:46 PM

Musicians, Orchestra board make cases in battling Strib op-eds By Brian Lambert | 05:46 am

Orchestra musicians: Open the books, end the lockout by: TIM ZAVADIL, BURT HARA, DOUG WRIGHT, TONY ROSS and CATHY SHIBULSKE  Updated: November 28, 2012 – 8:16 PM

MN Orchestra Members Call For Independent Financial Analysis CBSLocal November 27, 2012 7:56 AM

Musicians vote ‘no confidence’ in Minnesota Orchestra president
Posted by: Kristin Tillotson Updated: November 27, 2012 – 2:22 PM

MN Orchestra musicians vote ‘no confidence’ in CEO Henson
Posted at 12:58 PM on November 27, 2012 by Marianne Combs

Buzz about orchestra lockouts is heating up By Pamela Espeland | 08:32 am

Is Minnesota Orchestra Management Lying To Us, Part 3: Yes Song of the Lark Blogpost NOVEMBER 27, 2012 · 9:34 AM

New details on Minnesota Orchestra board decisions aren’t helping its case with musicians. By Brian Lambert | 05:29 am

Readers Write (Nov. 27): Taxes, orchestra, pesticides, drones Updated: November 26, 2012 – 7:18 PM

Minn. Orchestra Musicians Call for Independent Finance Analysis By: Kaitlin Stevens KSTP.com Updated: 11/26/2012 8:35 PM

Players blast Minnesota Orchestra moves by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON Star Tribune
Updated: November 26, 2012 – 8:03 PM

MN Orchestra musicians charge management with misleading community
Posted at 6:34 PM on November 26, 2012 by Marianne Combs

Orchestra, musicians respond to report by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio
November 26, 2012

Cooking the books Robert Levine November 26, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra’s board walked thin line on finances by: GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune Updated: November 25, 2012 – 9:14 PM

Letter of the Day (Nov. 25): Minnesota Orchestra Updated: November 24, 2012 – 7:20 PM

A Michael Henson Retrospective Song of the Lark Blog November 23, 2012

Giving the gift of entertainment? Here are some Twin Cities gems Pioneer Press Posted 11/23/2012

We’re locked out, too: Questions for MN Orchestra management By Paula and Cy DeCosse | 05:00 am MinnPost

Orchestra lockouts bring opportunity, concern for music educators by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio November 20, 2012

Ten Ways Negotiations Between Minnesota Orchestra Management and Musicians Could Get Even Worse  The Tangential, November 09, 2012

If the orchestra’s locked out, why pay the manager? By Norman Lebrecht November 19, 2012

Orchestra Lockout continues: now with more obnoxiousness by Marissa Linge November 17, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra conductor makes rare plea for labor peace By Richard Chin rchin@pioneerpress.com Updated:   11/15/2012 10:42:27 PM CST

Minnesota music director begs for a return to talks By Norman Lebrecht November 15, 2012

Readers write (Nov. 15): Vikings, Minn. Orchestra, adoption Updated: November 14, 2012 – 6:28 PM

Response to Management’s Response to Osmo’s Letter Song of the Lark Blog, November 14, 2012

Vanska pleads for end to Minnesota Orchestra dispute  by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: November 14, 2012 – 7:54 PM

Musicians of the Minnesota Orch. Play Bach Double and Beethoven 9, Dec. 15/16 Minneapolis From Delmar Williams Posted November 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM

Musicians of the Minnesota Orch. Play Bach Double and Beethoven 9, Dec. 15/16 Minneapolis From Delmar Williams Posted November 13, 2012 at 05:58 PM

TRUST Eyes on Life blog  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012

Christmas is cancelled in Minnesota as musical misery deepens November 12, 2012 By Norman Lebrecht

Response to Ken Cutler’s 11/11 Strib Editorial Song of the Lark Blog November 12, 2012 · 10:53 AM

Is a tree embarrassed if it doesn’t hear itself fall? Robert Levine November 12, 2012

Classical Music Big Names Head to Twin Cities Amid Contract Disputes
By DANIEL J. WAKIN November 12, 2012, 4:11 PM

Lockouts a ‘big loss’ for U students The Twin Cities’ orchestra lockouts are hurting the U’s music programs.By Emma Nelson  November 12, 2012

City Hall Update BY NICK HALTER Southwest Journal

What We Know About Minnesota Orchestra’s Finances – and What We Don’t, Part I Song of the Lark Blog Post, NOVEMBER 10, 2012 · 11:09 AM

A peek inside the lives of classical musicians by: KRISTIN TILLOTSON , Star Tribune
Updated: November 10, 2012 – 3:58 PM

Minnesota Orchestra to cancel more performances By Amanda Bankston
Posted: Fri, 11/9, 12:12pm

During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future
by Jeff Lunden NPR Oct 10, 2012

Locked-out Minnesota Orchestra musicians to stage own concerts Associated Press Posted: Nov 09, 2012, 6:12 pm

Locked-out orchestra musicians to play December concerts by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: November 9, 2012 – 11:35 PM

Locked-out MN Orchestra musicians announce concerts  Written by KARE 11 1:25 PM, Nov 9, 2012

Update: Minnesota Orchestra cancels holiday concerts, but musicians schedule two of their own By Pamela Espeland | 11/09/12 MinnPost

Classical Crib Sheet: Top 5 Stories This Week By ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS November 9, 2012

Locked-Out Minn. Musicians To Stage Own Concerts CBS Minnesota 2012/11/09

Minnesota Orchestra dispute intensifies, with 21 more concerts canceled by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: November 8, 2012 – 11:26 PM

Musicians Respond to MN Orchestra Canceling Concerts By: Cassie Hart Updated at: 11/08/2012 4:53 PM

Orchestra strife leads some musicians to leave by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio
November 8, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra cancels, reschedules more programs
The Minnesota Orchestra is canceling more concerts as a lockout of its musicians continues.
By: Associated Press, Published November 08, 2012, 05:35 PM

Musicians Respond to MN Orchestra Canceling Concerts By: Cassie Hart KSTP.com  Updated: 11/08/2012 4:53 PM

Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Drags On By: Jennie Olson KSTP.com Updated: 11/06/2012 10:47 AM

MN Music Hall of Fame named; updates on orchestra lockouts
By Pamela Espeland | MinnPost 11/06/12

Musicians Respond to MN Orchestra Canceling Concerts By Cassie Hart | KSTP – ABC Local News

Minnesota Orchestra cancels concerts through December | CBS Local News

Minnesota Orchestra cancels concerts through December 23 By Euan Kerr | MPR News, November 8, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra cancels more concerts By Graydon Royce | Star Tribune, November 8, 2012

Orchestras Feel the Squeeze By Molly Driscol | Christian Science Monitor, November 8, 2012

MN Music Hall of Fame named; updates on orchestra lockouts By Pamela Espeland | 08:53 am

Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Drags On By: Jennie Olson Updated: 11/06/2012 10:47 AM

Minnesota Orchestra Violinist Peter McGuire with Gustavus Symphony Saturday
Posted on November 5th, 2012 by Al Behrends

VIDEO: Autumn of Lockouts By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist, Nov. 5, 2012

For a world-class orchestra, we must find our voice  by: PETER HUTCHINSON Updated: November 4, 2012 – 7:22 PM

The lockout: management’s latest weapon By Peter Rachleff | MINNPOST 04:00 am

The Lockout: Management’s Latest Weapon By Peter Rachleff, Guest Commentary ,Oct 29, 2012

Minneapolis City Council Supporting Continued Negotiation and Resolution for Minnesota Orchestra and Orchestra Musicians – By Glidden and Hodges Posted on November 2, 2012 by R.T. Rybak

Minnesota Orchestra musicians, fans rally as lockout enters second month
November 1, 2012 By Union Advocate

Lockouts gain momentum as Minnesota employers seek upper hand By Liz Fedor |  Nov 2

Locked-out by management, musicians seek to preserve a world-class Minnesota Orchestra BY STEVE SHARE, MINNEAPOLIS LABOR REVIEW October 30, 2012

Union musicians locked out on both sides of the Mississippi River By Union Advocate October 29, 2012

Locked-out hockey sticks, meet locked-out violin bows
Posted by: Kristin Tillotson under Classical Updated: October 26, 2012 – 5:34 PM

Skrowaczewski and the LPO seek the infinite in Mozart and Bruckner by Ken Ward, Editor, The Bruckner Journal on 25th October 2012

Orchestras Face a Season of Lockouts Bruce Ridge, October 24, 2012

Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise Books, articles, and a blog by the music critic of The New Yorker

The curious incident of the Boards in the night-time Robert Levine October 23, 2012

Whole Note: Musicians from the MN Orchestra and SPCO Talk About What’s Happened and What’s Next  Podcast with MNuet’s Matt Peiken

The morning after the Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra by: Graydon Royce under Classical, Behind the scenes Updated: October 19, 2012 – 11:43 AM

Review: Music in midst of contract dispute  by: LARRY FUCHSBERG , Special to the Star Tribune Updated: October 19, 2012 – 12:50 PM

Orchestral musicians fight to maintain ‘artistic excellence’, By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
updated 12:35 PM EDT, Fri October 19, 2012

Locked-out Minnesota Orchestra musicians put on their own show, by: GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune, Updated: October 19, 2012 – 10:24 AM

Supporting the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra Musicians Union, BY DICK BERNARD, OUTSIDE THE WALLS, October 19, 2012

Locked Out Musicians Play For Sold-Out Crowd, CBS, October 18, 2012 11:27 PM

The rest of the ugly by Robert Levine October 18, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra to put on concert Thursday, KARE 11
7:14 PM, Oct 16, 2012

The Mysterious Disappearing Michael Henson Article! Song of the Lark Blog, October 15, 2012 – 4:19 PM

Violinist Jill Olson Moser Writes About Minnesota Orchestra Subs  Song of the Lark Blog, October 13, 2012 · 2:21 PM

Can’t they just be happy with that lobby? by: JAMES LILEKS , Star Tribune Updated: October 11, 2012 – 7:24 PM

VIDEO: Unmute Minnesota, by Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist
October 11, 2012

The Autumn of Our Discontent: Orchestral Musicians and the Crisis in Arts Management
Bruce Ridge, Chairman

During Lockout Season, Orchestra Musicians Grapple With Their Future by Jeff Lunden October 10 4:07pm

Leaders must solve orchestra dispute By Don Heinzman on October 10, 2012 at 9:58 am

Musicians of Minnesota Orchestra announce program by: Graydon Royce u Updated: October 10, 2012 – 11:40 AM

MN Orch musicians to perform, will not honor tickets for cancelled concert by Marianne Combs Posted at 11:42 AM on October 10, 2012

Locked out musicians get gigs elsewhere by Euan Kerr, October 9, 2012

Preserving a great art : The Minnesota Orchestra is facing a lockout amidst a changing music industry By Derek Olson, October 08, 2012

Venerated maestro steps up to conduct locked-out musicians October 6, 2012 By Norman Lebrecht

Letter to the editor from  EDO DE WAART, STANISLAW SKROWACZEVSKI, NEVILLE MARRINER,  October 6, 2012

Labor strife is playing out at orchestras all across the country, by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune Updated: October 6, 2012 – 10:37 PM

Editorial: A change in key at Orchestra Hall, by: EDITORIAL BOARD ,Updated: October 5, 2012 – 8:37 PM

TPT Almanac MN Orchestra Labor Struggle with Tim Zavadil and Doug Kelley, October 5

Blogosphere sides with musicians over Minnesota Orchestra management by Marianne Comb, Posted at 1:13 PM on October 5, 2012

What’s going on at other orchestras By: Kristin Tillotson and Jamie Hutt  Updated: October 5, 2012 – 5:27 PM

Orchestra lockout prompts the question: What are experts worth? by Rena Kraut ,October 5, 05:00 am

(More) Lockouts, Lawsuits And Losses by ANASTASIA TSIOULCAS 09:25 am,October 5, 2012

COMMENTARY: Calculated, Callous, Corrosive Tactics from MN Orchestra Management by  MATT PEIKEN Editor/Publisher, mnuet ,October 4, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra musicians locked out by Ron Jorgenson, 4 October 2012

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Musicians Blog : A Message from our Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra by Brian Smith Posted @ 10/3/2012 12:27 PM

Orchestra musicians plan to go solo by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune, Updated: October 3, 2012 – 8:34 AM

Also, The Minnesota Orchestra. by: Barry ZeVan Updated: October 3, 2012 – 7:34 PM

Minnesota Orchestra Musicians: Protest at Season Lockout, Oct 03, 2012 09:44 AM EDT | O’Jay Burgess

Ten Obfuscations from Minnesota Orchestra Management’s Oct 1 Press Release, Song of the Lark Blog Post, October 3, 2012

Labor standoffs silence orchestras in Minn., Indy By PATRICK CONDON Associated Press
Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Orchestra panic: the shamefully easy cure By: Tad Simons | Posted: October 2, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra cancels concerts in the wake of lockout, by Chris Barton, October 2, 2012, 7:00 a.m.

Minnesota Orchestra’s locked out musicians to play shows , KMSP Fox 9 ,Updated: Oct 02, 2012 10:54 PM CDT

Ground Zero for the Payless model by Robert Levine, Polyphonic.org, October 2, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra On Day 2 Of Lockout: We Want To PlayJAMIE YUCCAS, CBS Minnesota, October 2, 2012 6:10 PM

Video interview with Graydon Royce, FOX 9 News, Oct 2, 2012

Open Season by Frank Almond, published on October 2, 2012 ·

Minn. Orch. musicians to stage concert, by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio, October 2, 2012

right war, wrong enemy by CHARLES NOBLE on OCTOBER 1, 2012

Silent Fall by Bill Eddins on October 1, 2012

Minnesota Orchestra musicians reject ‘final’ offer by GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune Updated: September 29, 2012 – 7:39 PM

How an orchestra strike or lock-out could affect the economy by Marianne Combs, MPR on September 28, 2012

Musicians facing lockout if no deal by GRAYDON ROYCE, Star Tribune. September 28, 2012 – 12:05 AM

Without contract, Minn. Orchestra lockout possible by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio September 27, 2012

Orchestra headed toward lockout? Star Tribune.  September 24, 2012

Minn. Orchestra Musicians Say Strike Is Possibility. WCCO. September 24, 2012

Could Twin Cities Orchestras Go Silent? KARE. September 24, 2012

The latest on SPCO, Minnesota Orchestra labor talks. MPR. September, 24, 2012

Minn. Orchestra, SPCO contract negotiations still without agreement. MPR. September 24, 2012.

Twin Cities orchestras make public appeal amid contract negotiations by Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio, September 21, 2012

The Commoditization of Symphony Orchestra Musicians by Kevin Case, Partner, Moen & Case LLP, September 17, 2012

 

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