The orchestra that has locked out its musicians for the past ten months has just posted the following false statement:
LAST UPDATED July 10, 2013 1:20PM
We regret to inform you that the Minnesota Orchestra’s summer concerts at Ted Mann Concert Hall have been cancelled because we have not reached a contract settlement with our musicians. The following concerts have been cancelled:
- Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 JUL 20 8PM | JUL 21 2PM
- Dvořák’s New World Symphony JUL 26 8PM | JUL 27 8PM
- Prokofiev and Stravinsky AUG 2 8PM | AUG 3 8PM
- Er, not quite. Lots of orchs carry on playing after a contract expires in the expectation that a new one will be agreed. Minnesota can’t and won’t because it has locked out its musicians. Simple as that.