Throughout the horrendous lockout from 2012 to 2014, Marilyn Carlson Nelson tried to broker a new deal for the musicians but her hardline board colleagues were having none of it.
Marilyn had been on the board since 1973. She and her late husband, Glen, funded the orchestra’s icebreak visit to Cuba last year.
It was announced today that she will become chairman of the board in December.
That means the organisation and the musicians will continue playing off the same sheet.