Minnesota Orchestra Announces Labor Dispute Deadlines for Musicians to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Amidst the complexities of the Minnesota Orchestra's ongoing labor dispute, Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä said today that in order to allow appropriate preparation time for the Orchestra's Carnegie Hall performances on November 2 and 3, the Orchestra musicians will need to be in rehearsal the week of September 30.
To facilitate that timeline, the Minnesota Orchestra management and musicians will need to reach a contract agreement by Sunday, September 15, according to management, in order to give musicians appropriate notice to return to work by the end of the month.
Carnegie Hall management is in full agreement with the timeframe as set out above.
Over the course of four concerts at Carnegie Hall-two in November 2013 and two in April 2014-Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra are slated to perform a complete cycle of Sibelius' seven symphonies.