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Continued: Minnesota Orchestra costs can't be sustained

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 7, 2013 - 6:25 AM

Managers, in turn, must resolve to cooperate with players on a far more creative and aggressive marketing and fundraising program. Donors must find a way to dig deeper. And audiences must resist the urge to just throw up their hands and walk away.

Both sides should trust Mitchell to deliver, in the next few days, a shared solution that saves Vänskä and the Carnegie dates while moving toward a longer-term deal that makes the orchestra financially secure. It’s not quite time for a chorus of “bye-bye, Miss American Pie.” The day the music dies is close at hand, but it’s not here yet.


Editor’s note: Star Tribune Publisher and CEO ­Michael J. Klingensmith, who serves on the orchestra’s board, was not involved in writing or editing this editorial.


    “The public just wants the music to start again. I hope we get a chance to restore the orchestra to what it was.”

    Tony Ross, principal cellist

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