The 7/18/2012 edition of Minnesota Public Radio News published a segment from Chris Roberts that examines the ongoing negotiations at the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Roberts interviews a quartet of sources to obtain a larger perspective on how these negotiations will impact not only their respective institutions, and the local arts community.
Roberts jumps right into the core issues by examining the ostensible dichotomy between maintaining artistic standards and balancing budgets. It’s an excellent reminder that the clock is ticking for both ensembles and typical measures to reduce pressure, such as play and talk agreements, only go so far.
It was a privilege to contribute some thoughts to Robert’s report, as does Sticks and Drones author (not to mention Minneapolis resident) Bill Eddins, and you can read a transcript of the segment at the MPR News website and/or listen to the segment below.