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Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Concertmast Erin Keefe Engaged After 15-Month Labor Dispute

Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Concertmaster Erin Keefe Engaged After 15-Month Labor Dispute >>

It was announced earlier this week via Facebook that Minnesota Orchestra music director, Osmo Vänskä, and concertmaster Erin Keefe are engaged. An office romance indeed.

BREAKING: Minnesota Orchestra President Michael Henson to Step Down on August 31 >>

The Minnesota Orchestra announced on Thursday evening that controversial President and CEO Michael Henson will step down at the end of the current season, on August 31.

Differing Sources: Minnesota Orchestra Board Supports President Michael Henson, Wants Osmo Vänskä as Guest Conductor >>

On Monday, several Minnesota Orchestra board members said that the board had voted in favor of keeping Michael Henson as president. They also said that Osmo Vänskä might be asked to take on a more limited role with the orchestra, such as principal guest conductor.

Osmo Vänskä Says Minnesota Orchestra President Michael Henson Must Go! >>

Conductor Osmo Vänskä talked with Brian Newhouse of Classical Minnesota Public Radio this weekend about what might prompt him to return to the orchestra as music director. Vänskä said, “For any healing to begin at the orchestra, Michael Henson must go.”

Minnesota Orchestra Year End Financial Results: Lots of Positives, Insist Board >>

Financial results at the troubled Minnesota Orchestra are much stronger than might have been expected, say upbeat board. Hits, yes, but lots of relatively good news on which to build.

Osmo Vänskä’s Emotional Farewell Speech to His Minnesota Orchestra >>

A recording has emerged of one of the most devastating speeches from a concert hall--Osmo Vänskä's farewell to the Minnesota Orchestra, ravaged by industrial dispute.

READ: Aaron Jay Kernis Resigns as Director of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute >>

Composer Aaron Jay Kernis resigned on Tuesday after 15 years as the director of the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute.

Could New Minnesota Orchestra Contract Offer be Last Chance Saloon? >>

More from the turmoil at the Minnesota Orchestra. A press release has gone out announcing a fourth contract proposal for musicians from management. They--both sides presumably--will be earnestly hoping that this gets them back to work. But that will all depend on the detail where, as the saying goes, the devil is often to be found.

Minnesota Orchestra Chief Michael Henson Considers Life Without Osmo Vänskä >>

Politicians weigh their words very carefully. So, given the current volatile climate, so must American orchestra chiefs. None more so, though, than Michael Henson, boss of the Minnesota Orchestra, which has become a flashpoint for the strained negotiations between players and management hitting so many bands across the U.S.

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