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Cuban Overtures: On the Road With the Minnesota Orchestra

Jesse Rosen | Posted 05.19.2016 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Cultural diplomacy is what the policy wonks call it. On the ground in Havana with the Minnesota Orchestra, Marilyn C. Nelson, the orchestra's vice chair and tour underwriter, calls it love.

What We Learned in Minnesota

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The board of the Minnesota Orchestra is not the first, and will not be the last, to attempt to cut costs dramatically by cutting artists' salaries. There have already been attempts in a number of cities and I expect there to be many more in the next decade or two.

Questions for the Future of the Arts

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Are we witnessing a major transition in the arts from regional organizations to fewer mega-organizations with the sophistication to mount large scale productions, to market them well and to raise large sums of money?

What Do the NFL and Classical Music Have in Common?

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

As a mere observer I am not privy to the inner workings of the NYC Opera or the Minnesota Orchestra. However, the bizarre logic of our congress allowing the NFL to not carry its weight while arts groups are gasping for air is insulting.

Zombieland: American Orchestras Face Scary Future

David Beem | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
David Beem

These are heady times for the League of American Orchestras and their ilk. Hardly a week goes by without another orchestra lockout or strike. If ever the musicians needed an industry watchdog, it's today.

Lucas Kavner

Strings Attached: Orchestras Across The Country Locked Out Of Symphony Halls | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.12.2012 | Arts

This hasn't been a good month for concert musicians. As orchestras across the country continue to tighten their belts, players are being asked to make...

YIKES: Minnesota Orchestra Announces Big Pay Cuts For Musicians

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.08.2013 | Arts

Minnesota Orchestra management announced that it wants to cut the salaries of its musicians by more than $40,000 a year, according to a contract negot...