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Minn. Orchestra, locked-out musicians OK contract

January 14, 2014 • Business


Board negotiator Doug Kelley speaks at Orchestra Hall on the contract agreement with the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Minnesota Orchestra and union musicians ratified a new contract Tuesday, ending a bitter, 15-month lockout that saw renowned Finnish maestro Osmo Vanska quit as conductor last fall. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT MBO TV is soft out

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Orchestra and union musicians ratified a new contract Tuesday, ending a bitter, 15-month lockout that saw renowned Finnish maestro Osmo Vanska quit as conductor last fall.

The three-year agreement takes effect Feb. 1, the two sides said in a joint statement. The orchestra’s first performances back on the Orchestra Hall stage in downtown Minneapolis are expected in early February.

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