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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.

 "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," Vänskä wrote. A site has been established to help support the orchestra's musicians during negotiations.  (Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra)

Read Minnesota Orchestra's Vanska pleads: Find a way...talk together  (Minnesota Star Tribune)