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Continued: Back-channel Minnesota Orchestra talks go nowhere

  • Article by: GRAYDON ROYCE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 8, 2013 - 10:46 PM

Musicians are holding concerts, DeCosse said, “but they can’t sustain that ­forever.”

Even with Vänskä’s future hanging in the balance in late September, negotiators couldn’t settle.

“I never thought that would happen,” DeCosse said. “It was a Rubicon moment, and looking back it was the lack of communication, bitterness and a lack of trust.”

Henson said he still has hope, despite the collapse of the informal conversations.

“We’re still processing this,” he said. “But you have to remain hopeful.”

Graydon Royce • 612-673-7299

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