Musicians end talks with Minnesota Orchestramain
An attempt by two board members and two musicians to end the 13-month lockout ended on Friday with no progress on either side. The board members proposed a ‘reconciliation task force’, having previously shot down the mediation efforts of Senator George Mitchell. The musicians said the talks were going nowhere.
Outsiders now regard the Minnesota Orchestra as deceased. It may well take a new organisation to restore music to the stricken Midwest.