Maestro stays (but moves)

The Minnesota Orchestra has renewed music director Osmo Vänskä to the end of the decade, by which time he will have been in charge for 16 years.

It has also signed a new deal with the musicians, raising minimum salaries to $2,127 a week by 2020 and increasing the number of players from 78 to 88.

‘Minnesota is my musical home,’ said Vänskä in the press release. But, as we reported yesterday, he’s selling his downtown pad.

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  • Good news. Continuity is needed here, and the new members and the salary increase will surely be good for morale

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