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What if the locked-out Minnesota Orchestra players were to start a new orchestra…SD reply…

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….

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