Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson attributed the shortfall to the poor economy and to the expense of the recently expired contract with musicians.
With Minnesota Orchestra musicians locked out for two months and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra players locked out for six weeks, both organizations are announcing budget deficits at their annual meetings this week.
This week, a biopic about the master craftsman of cinematic terror and a movie about a wayward boy who steals ski equipment in the Swiss alps, both made it into the conversation on Cube Critics.
British Arrows Awards show has become a Twin Cities holiday tradition. For 26 years, the Walker Art Center has packed in huge December crowds to see the best British commercials.
Rosie Herrera is a choreographer, a dancer, an actor and a trained opera singer. She created a show that includes all of those things and is bringing it to St. Paul on Thursday night.
In this edition of The Cube Critics, MPR's Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr heap praise on three movies that are running during the holiday season -- "Anna Karenina," "The Life of Pi," and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Locked-out musicians of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra announced Wednesday they will play Handel's "Messiah" at two concerts just before Christmas.
While the cancellation of concerts is the most public result of the lockout of musicians at both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, music educators are concerned about the lockouts' long-term impact on their students.
Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr chat about the new Steven Spielberg movie about our current president's favorite president, a film about a physician who changed the course of Danish history, plus a celebration of a Japanese anime master.
Griffin Productions, a new Minnesota-based movie company, will shoot a romantic comedy feature film on the Iron Range early next year. Work on the movie, which has a working title of "Thanksgiving at Denny's," will begin in the spring, with the aim of a fall 2013 release.
Both sides in the Minnesota Orchestra lockout are welcoming a letter from music director Osmo Vanska calling for a return to the negotiating table.
"New Yorker" writer Ian Frazier believes he's found a new literary voice. Well, maybe not new, but one until recently rarely heard in polite company. The voice that Frazier pens is the "Cursing Mommy," and his new novel "The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days" lets that voice roar.
Locked out musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today announced two concerts in mid-December featuring two former mainstays of the orchestra: Edo de Waart and Jorja Fleezanis.
Will Stephanie and Euan add to the raves piling up for director Sam Mendes, and actors Daniel Craig and Judy Dench in the latest installment of the world's biggest film franchise? Plus, Euan gives "A Late Quartet" an audition.
Management of the Minnesota Orchestra today cancelled all concerts through the end of the year.