With all due respect, you seem to be missing my point. If I am correct, this is no longer an orchestra belonging to any city or state. It is becoming part of something extraordinary.
Ironically, at least the long-term of the players are probably aware of this, just perhaps in denial…
And once again, look for a “Monostatos” in the Minnesota Orchestra…
And reflect on Mahler’s last words…:-)
SDS says, “Mr. Cornell, you forget that the Minnesota Orchestra is the same orchestra as the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra”
The significance of the name change of the Minneapolis Symphony to Minnesota Orchestra in the 70’s cannot be over-emphasized. Without anyone realizing it, it seems the orchestra was taken into a different dimension, so to speak, and that has resulted in nothing but turbulence.
For anyone interesting in a clue, all they need do is look to Mozart’s last major opera and a character with a name that is quite similar to “Minnesota”. Of course, there was no “Minnesota” in 1791.
One might also consider Mahler’s last words…:-0
Great idea. Since they hadn’t even programmed any Mahler this season, maybe they should just play Mahler at every concert once they come back to life. What a great way to attract an audience and help everyone heal…