This is not attempt to ‘justify’ any of the MOA actions. However, there may be a possibility than an understanding of this issue might further define the complexity of the situation MOA could be facing.
What if, for example, they are scurrying around trying to figure out how how not to be labeled ‘the band that locked out Mozart’? What if they have done what they can to flush out anyone involved? Now what do they do? :-0
Interesting insight, Roy, and unfortunately, perhaps accurate. A player locked out by a colleague, for example, could be dying in front of them, and I wonder if they would even bother to take notice?
With all due respect for Mayor Rybak, who has, until now, appeared to be a staunch champion of the MO players, why does his statement seem to generate an eery analogy to Pilate washing his hands?
Why isn’t he in there with them? :-0
So then, for the most part, Maestro Vanska is suffering along with the players, financially, as well as emotionally. True, that he probably has no lack of substitute gigs though…I have no doubt orchestras are beating their way to his door, including the NYPhil, for whom he substituted in China/Taiwan…
Agreed. One of the suggestions the players have made is that they create a new organization. That would, of course, be challenging, but surely not impossible.
They might want to keep “Minnesota” out of the new name.
It seems that there may be some sort of script in play here. MOA knows the updated hall will be a big draw to the players and everyone will want to be a part of its re-opening. MOA may be trying to use this as the means of bringing the players to their knees and getting them to submit a counter-offer.
With the canceling of the remainder of the season, it seems that endgame strategies are in place. I would love to be mistaken.
Were they to do that, they would have to choose a business model to follow, and involve themselves in the restructuring of the organization to prevent an all-out war, such as what has happened at the MO. Ironically, they might be better off using a model similar to the Berlin Phil prior to its becoming the Reichorchester, when it was run by the mambers. This was not very profitable, however; but it may well be that the sympathy given to the manner in which the players of the MO have been treated could result in tearing away some of the primary donors of the MO to a new organization, thus giving them enough stability to develop a significant endowment. At any rate, they would be wise to think outside of the box and try something new, imo….