The five-month lockout of musicians by the organisation that was once the Minnesota Orchestra is causing a mass exodus of talent.
Peter McGuire, locally born and a member of the first violins, has begun work this month as second concertmaster of the highly-regarded Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.
Three others – Sarah Kwak, Vali Phillips and Matthew Young - are playing with other orchestras in the US. Many more are seeking jobs elsewhere.
Michael Henson and his board continue, against all logic, to defend their lockout.