Lockout prompts Minn. Orchestra recording delay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An ongoing labor dispute is delaying a Minnesota Orchestra recording session.

Orchestra officials confirmed Monday that the Swedish recording company BIS has postponed a recording session that was planned for September.

Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/163gLJV ) reports the record company is concerned that a 10-month lockout of musicians by the Minnesota Orchestra has left the orchestra unprepared.

The Minnesota Orchestra was due to record the third and sixth symphonies by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (zhahn sih-BAY’-lee-oos) next month under the baton of music director Osmo Vanska, a Finland native.

Orchestra President Michael Henson agrees with the Swedish label’s decision, and says he hopes the session can be rescheduled for the spring.

Management locked out the musicians on Oct. 1.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mpr.org

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