Minnesota Orchestra Musicians http://tpr.org en New Music Shines at Classical Grammy Awards http://tpr.org/post/new-music-shines-classical-grammy-awards <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aJF5uoU7fI</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:17:23 +0000 Tom Huizenga 25735 at http://tpr.org New Music Shines at Classical Grammy Awards The Minnesota Orchestra's Labor Dispute Is Over. What's Next? http://tpr.org/post/minnesota-orchestras-labor-dispute-over-whats-next After 15 months of acrimony, the longest labor dispute at a major American symphony orchestra has ended. The Minnesota Orchestra and its musicians reached an agreement last night and players will return to work on February 1. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 05:01:32 +0000 Euan Kerr 25159 at http://tpr.org The Minnesota Orchestra's Labor Dispute Is Over. What's Next? Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends http://tpr.org/post/strike-band-minnesota-orchestra-lockout-ends "The 15-month lockout at the Minnesota Orchestra ended Tuesday after management and musicians announced an agreement," <a href="http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/14/minnesota-orchestra-settlement" target="_blank">Minnesota Public Radio writes</a>.<p>"Musicians will return to work on Feb. 1," the network adds. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:29:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25107 at http://tpr.org Strike Up The Band! Minnesota Orchestra Lockout Ends As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty http://tpr.org/post/year-closes-concert-hall-remains-empty <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9TZjLjE47w</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:28:05 +0000 Euan Kerr 24238 at http://tpr.org As The Year Closes, A Concert Hall Remains Empty Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Resigns After Carnegie Hall Cancellations http://tpr.org/post/minnesota-orchestra-conductor-resigns-after-carnegie-hall-cancellations The latest chapter in the saga of the Minnesota Orchestra closed at a perilous point Tuesday morning, with its widely beloved conductor, Osmo Vänskä, announcing his resignation.<p>Long-awaited contract talks between the two sides in the Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute finally began Monday — and then almost immediately collapsed. Management said musicians' contract proposals don't solve the organization's financial problems. Then, orchestra management withdrew from two coveted Carnegie Hall shows scheduled for November. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:22:33 +0000 editor 19470 at http://tpr.org Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Resigns After Carnegie Hall Cancellations Behind The Latest Round Of Bruised Feelings At The Minnesota Orchestra http://tpr.org/post/behind-latest-round-bruised-feelings-minnesota-orchestra In Minneapolis right now, even small matters have the potential to escalate — fast. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 15:10:25 +0000 editor 17192 at http://tpr.org Behind The Latest Round Of Bruised Feelings At The Minnesota Orchestra Minneapolis' Uptown Brass Are Deep In The Heart Of Texas http://tpr.org/post/minneapolis-uptown-brass-are-deep-heart-texas <p></p><p>The <strong>Uptown Brass Quintet</strong> consists of the principal brass players from the Minnesota Orchestra (according to writer/critic Alex Ross as "the greatest orchestra in the world.") This particular ensemble of musicians have been playing over a decade together, and you'll hear it in their comradery and especially in their music making. &nbsp;Typically the group presents community concerts and educational outreach around Minnesota and whereever the orchestra is touring. But since last October, these musicians have been locked out of work.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:17:57 +0000 John Clare 9413 at http://tpr.org Minneapolis' Uptown Brass Are Deep In The Heart Of Texas