Musicians’ friend is Minnesota’s new chair

Musicians’ friend is Minnesota’s new chair


norman lebrecht

September 26, 2016

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.



  • MC says:

    I hate the way PC freaks have polluted the language. So she’s a chair now? I hope nobody sits on her

  • Sarah says:

    We owe her a huge debt. She is one of those truly civic-minded philanthropists with both heart and head in the same plac.