Minnesota Orchestra Association Musicians Make Plea for Legacy Funds

Created: 04/05/2013 4:18 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Minnesota’s locked-out musicians are making their plea for Legacy funds.

Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra Association say the orchestra plays a big role in advancing culture and education in Minnesota, but they need money to do it.

"While the musicians are without funding or benefits, we have continued to spend our funds producing concerts that fulfill our mission of inspiring the community with great orchestral music,” Principal Cellist Tony Ross said.

The musicians have held several concerts on their own, and Ross says every concert has been sold out. The Legacy funds would help with supporting the rest of this season and next season, he says.

The musicians say they’re willing to continue performing without management but that the financial burden will be difficult.