There was no reported progress in talks today between Minnesota Orchestra management and the musicians union. A federal mediator joined the negotiations for a new contract.
Musicians this afternoon issued a press release saying the management negotiating team had rejected the union’s request to bring their concerns directly to the board of directors. The board is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday to determine its next step.
The musicians characterize the meeting as being held “to determine whether or not they will lock musicians out of work after the contract expires on Sept. 30,” according to the musicians’ statement.
A union spokesman said he expects the board to make a new contract offer on Tuesday, although no more face-to-face meetings have been scheduled for the remainder of the week.
The union also renewed a call for an independent analysis of the finances and endowments of the orchestra. Management has rejected that request.
More from Star Tribune
More from Artcetera
The Roots bandleader will head up Friday's and Saturday's after-parties, while Jake Rudh will DJ late on Thursday.
Lea Thompson will be the guest of honor at September's Twin Cities Film Festival special event
The Twin Cities hip-hop star landed the red-carpet gig as part of the roll-out for the new music series "Wonderland."
The production centers on issues raised by the rise of Donald Trump, including questions about civility, performance art and the state of American democracy.
"Boiling Point" showcased a handful of performers whose fury tested the limits of the audience at a tiny venue Saturday.
Recommended For You
Vikings lineman Alex Boone said his former 49ers teammate "probably would have had a problem on the sideline" during Friday's game if the two were still teammates.
State Supreme Court ruling on Minneapolis issue could open door to other campaigns.
The Twins have used 47 players this season. They’re still throwing things at the wall to see what sticks, which in a lost season is not a bad short-term plan. But in a mostly lost decade, it’s not a good long-term plan.
The appearance of conflict of interest is both troubling and inevitable.