Posted: Friday, 08 March 2013 10:55AM
State lawmakers are urging the Office of the Legislative Auditor to audit the Minnesota Orchestra Association. The legislature has invested $14 million in bonding and Legacy dollars and over $1 million for general operations of the Minnesota Orchestra.
Minnesota Orchestra musicians have been in lockout since October 2012 and have canceled all concerts. DFL Represdentative Jim Davney says it's time the two sides got back to the bargaining table. Because public dollars have been invested in the Minnesota Orchestra, the lack of an orchestral season, says Davney, gives cause for concern.