The hockey team is locked out and the orchestra has thrown its musicians onto the street, but while the sports people are still talking the orchestra board has refused further negotiations with the players. All concerts have been called off through the holiday season. An orchestra board member wants the musicians to take the financial initiative, threatening to end his subscription until they show more responsibility.
Edo de Waart is flying in to support the stricken Minneapolis musicians, Pinchas Zukerman is rallying their smitten brethren in St Paul. Michael Henson, the Minnesota manager, keeps his door shut tight.
It just gets worse and worse and worse.