In light of the agreement reached this evening regarding the Minnesota orchestra, Mayor Betsy Hodges has released the following statement:
“I am very pleased that at long last, the management and musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra have reached an agreement that ends the lockout. Our world-class orchestra is a crucial arts institution in our city, our state and the region. I also hope that going forward there is a resolution to the status of Osmo Vänskä and that he may return to us as the leader of this great cultural institution.
“I look forward to hearing the music again fill Orchestra Hall, and I call on the residents of Minneapolis and the entire region to buy every last ticket to the performances that we have so missed these past 15 months. As we do so, let us all come together and work on rebuilding trust in our community.”