Duluth, MN (KDAL) - If symphony fans from the Twin Cities want to hear classical music, they may need to book a hotel room in Duluth. Both the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra turned down contract offers from their management yesterday. The Minneapolis Symphony is facing a lockout this morning as a result. Both music companies were asking for huge reductions in artist salaries. The union musicians said no way and it could be a very quiet concert season in the Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Duluth Superior Symphony doesn't have a labor dispute and will perform as scheduled this season.