Please join us to show solidarity and support as the Lockout hits the one year mark.
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Time: 5:30 PM Place: Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall (Gather on the corner of 11th Street and Nicollet Mall)
On October 1, 2013 the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will have been locked-out from Orchestra Hall By the Minnesota Orchestral Association without pay and benefits for a full year.
Congratulations to the locked out Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra who performed a free concert at Lake Harriet September 15th to an audience estimated by Park Police to be as high as 7,000 people. Yeah, no one really listens to that stuff anymore -- right. One of the more remarkable things I observed about this concert was how quiet the outdoor crowd was. They were listening.
An Open Letter to the People of Minnesota
from the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra
Minnesota is not just a state. It is, and has always been, a unique community that prides itself on extraordinary civic engagement and leadership. From our thriving business community to our unrivaled commitment to the outdoors, professional sports, and the arts, our region has strived to be a global leader. Over the past several years, the Minnesota Orchestra has achieved the global acclaim to which our region has always aspired. In fact, a New Yorker magazine review of our February 2010 Carnegie Hall performance said we "sounded like the greatest orchestra in the world." Our audiences at home in Minneapolis and around the state have echoed thoseaccolades.... read more