Minnesota Orchestra management, musicians agree on financial auditors

Posted on: April 3, 2013

A report Monday (4/1) on the CBS News channel 4 website (Minnesota) states, “The Minnesota Orchestra and the Musicians’ Union, who have been at a stalemate for months, have agreed on firms to conduct an independent review of the organization’s finances. The two have agreed to jointly fund the review. Orchestra musicians have been locked out for about half a year now. Late last year, the Orchestral Association said its independent audit showed an operating deficit of $6 million for 2012. That audit was conducted by CliftonLarsonAllen. The two firms agreed upon by both parties were not named in the press release, but were said to both be based in New York. ‘We expect the review will move forward promptly, the next step being a final agreement on terms, and we hope it will serve as the foundation upon which the Union will create a counterproposal, so we can work toward a settlement together,’ Board Negotiations Committee Chair Richard Davis said.”

Posted April 3, 2013