The music director of the Minnesota Orchestra is calling for an end to the orchestra's labor dispute.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The music director of the Minnesota Orchestra is calling for an end to the orchestra's labor dispute.
Osmo Vanska sent a letter to board members and musicians, pleading for a return to negotiations.
Vanska says he is ``desperately anxious'' about the orchestra's future.
Vanska has not been involved in negotiations, and has refused all media requests for comment in the past six weeks _ typical for a music director during a labor dispute.
Principal trombone Doug Wright, a member of the musicians' negotiating team, says he hopes Vanska's letter spurs a return to negotiations.
Board chairman Campbell says he empathizes with Vanska's concerns.
The musicians were locked out October 1st after their contract expired.
Concerts have been canceled through December 23rd.
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