Minnesota musicians: why we couldn’t save Osmo Vänskamain
The players wave farewell to their music director after ten years, insisting that there was nothing more they could have done to prevent his departure.
We know that there is dismay, even among some who have supported the musicians throughout this ordeal, that we were unable to avert Osmo’s resignation through some last-minute compromise. We have spent the past several weeks, and this past weekend in particular, in dogged pursuit of just such a compromise, but have found ourselves rebuffed at every turn.
Read on here.
The musicians’ union, meanwhile, has called for a boycott of the companies represented by board members. They include Wells Fargo Bank, US Bank, General Mills, United Health Care, 3M Company, Land ‘O Lakes, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Read more here.