Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
While some orchestras, such as Milwaukee, have managed to settle their contract differences and begin or continue concert seasons, others, such as Minnesota, are struggling through difficult negotiations. Watching the Minnesota Orchestra management and musicians negotiations brings to mind the NHL. As their standoff continues, bitter feelings will continue long after a settlement is reached. [...]
It has been 10 weeks since the management of the Minnesota Orchestra locked out musicians. Â As their annual meeting approaches, celebrations of last year’s artistic successes have been replaced by music lovers wringing their collective hands over the future of one of America’s top-tier orchestras.
Osmo Vanska, who is responsible for guiding the Minnesota Orchestra to a new level of artistry, has broken his silence about the contract impasse which threatens not just their season, but their very existence. Â ”I urge the Board and the players of the MO, from the bottom of my heart, to seek new and creative [...]
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A musicians’ representative from the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra, whose concerts have been cancelled through Nov. 25, has announced that the orchestra will perform its 2012-13 season opening night concert Oct. 18 as planned, and that its conductor laureate, Stanislaw Skrowacewski, will conduct.
A labor dispute has caused the Minnesota Orchestra to cancel performances through Nov. 25, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra continues to struggle to find a workable new contract for its musicians.
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If your only memory of the accordion comes from Lawrence Welk reruns, there’s someone you should check out. KTU is a three-piece avant-garde fusion combo which showcases the talents of Finland’s Kimmo Pohjonen, known in some quarters as the Hendrix of the accordion. Finnish accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen loves to tell the story of the history [...]
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