Death of Minnesota Orch ex-chair

Death of Minnesota Orch ex-chair


norman lebrecht

August 23, 2017

Nicky Carpenter, board chair of the Minnesota Orchestra from 1990 to 1995, led the orchestra in a period of relative prosperity.

When the board, of which she remained a member, locked out the musicians in 2012, she kept open covert lines of communication with the musicians and was instrumental in achieving a settlement in 2014.

Ms Carpenter has died, aged 82.


  • Alexander Platt says:

    A great lady from a great family who have supported their Orchestra for generations. I remember her warmly from my time there. Minnesota at its best.