Skip to main content

Orchestra cancels Carnegie Hall shows; Vänskä departure expected

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

As the Minnesota Orchestra's labor dispute reaches its one-year anniversary, fallout from the lockout has suddenly shifted into high gear.

As WCCO reports, the orchestra Monday announced it's pulling out of two concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall that were scheduled for November 2nd and 3rd.

That announcement seems likely to lead to the departure of the orchestra's music director and conductor Osmo Vänskä, who said a month ago he would resign if the orchestra was unable to keep its Carnegie Hall commitment.

The Pioneer Press reports Vänskä told a Finnish newspaper he would wait until midnight Monday night to resign and talks talks between the orchestra and its musicians were continuing Monday night.

The New York Times reports the Minnesota Orchestra under Vänskä has solidified its reputation as one of the finest in America and says the loss of the Carnegie Hall concerts is a severe blow.

Next Up

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello scores twice, Wild win third straight

A team effort helped Minnesota dispatch the Ducks.

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

St Lukes Duluth GSV Pro

Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

ridgeview urgent care facebook

Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

Charges: MN high school counselor sexually assaulted student

The 16-year-old victim had regularly gone to him for academic help and other support, authorities say.

Proctor football

Proctor investigation: Senior charged with sexually assaulting teammate

The criminal charges come after a monthslong review of the allegations.

Screen Shot 2020-04-28 at 9.07.41 PM

Ordway will require vaccinated audience members also be boosted

If someone has not gotten a booster shot, they will have to show a negative COVID test.

Gophers basketball, Williams Arena, Gopher fans

U of M to require vaccine or negative test proof for large events

The policy doesn't go into effect until late-January.

Lauri Anne Deatherage

Man indicted for first-degree murder in ex-wife's death

He's accused of killing her days after she remarried.

Jackknifed semi I-94 Sauk Centre Jesse Grabow

Crashes, spinouts piling up as snow blankets southern MN

Snow is expected to continue throughout the day.

Related