Minnesota Orchestra
Photo: Tim Rummelhoff

It might be unexpected, but it’s true: The Musicians and the Minnesota Orchestra Board of Directors have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement for the next 3 years, effective February 1, that brings the lockout of the Musicians after 488 days to a conclusion. The Orchestra’s first concert performances back on stage at Orchestra Hall are anticipated in early February and will be announced shortly.

Though the new deat cuts salaries and benefits roughly 15 percent, the musicians’ press release says: « Keeping salaries in the top ten was a critical issue as it allows the orchestra to attract and retain the finest musicians in the country, building on the tradition of excellence that has been cultivated by the community over many generations. The agreement achieves this priority. With this agreement in place, we look forward to working with new board leadership to rebuild our relationship and the trust within the organization. We take heart that our treasured relationship with our audience will continue at Orchestra Hall. »

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