More on the Minnesota Orchestra issues. This article proves it -- orchestra management cooked the books to make things look better when they were asking for corporate donations to redo Symphony Hall, then cooked them again to make things look worse when it was time to renegotiate the musician's contract. Also, a very explicit desire to "reset the business model." Here's the relevant quote:
"Balances in 2009 and 2010 would support our state bonding aspirations," Bryan Ebensteiner, vice president of finance, told the orchestra's executive committee in September 2009, "while the deficits in 2011 and 2012 would demonstrate the need to reset the business model."
What a bunch of lying, backstabbing, unappreciative crooks. These people should not be involved in any artistic endeavor in our community. The orchestra board should be deposed.