Minnesota Orchestra conductor breaks silence about labor issue
Osmo Vanska, who is responsible for guiding the Minnesota Orchestra to a new level of artistry, has broken his silence about the contract impasse which threatens not just their season, but their very existence.
Â "I urge the Board and the players of the MO, from the bottom of my heart, to seek new and creative ways -- without insulting or demeaning -- to pursue these negotiations, to re-establish a common vision, to identify a path forward, in partnership, to a financially and artistically sustainable future," VÃ¤nskÃ¤ wrote. A site has been established to help support the orchestra's musicians during negotiations. Â (Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra)
Read Minnesota Orchestra's Vanska pleads: Find a way...talk together Â (Minnesota Star Tribune)