The people of Minnesota demand it.
By signing this petition, the musicians and arts supporters of the world stand in solidarity with the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra. The lockout is over in name only, as you continue to make choices that will lead to the demise of this cultural institution. By continuing to adhere to the decision makers that brought the orchestra to a standstill, and by ignoring the public call to reinstate their music director Osmo Vanska, you are putting the nails in the coffin of great artistry and thumbing your nose in the direction of its fans and patrons.
- CEO, Minnesota Orchestra
- Chair of the Negotiating Team and former Board Chair
The musicians and arts supporters of Minnesota, the country, and the world ask you to put hubris aside in this conflict that you have waged. Show your community that you are interested in a new direction other than the disastrous path of the past 16 months. By replacing Michael Henson and bringing back Osmo Vanska, you will trigger in the music-hungry public a response of enthusiastic, long-term monetary and moral support. As stewards of the Minnesota Orchestra, this is your mission and your responsibility.
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