20. March 2014 · Comments Off on Michael Henson Stepping Down · Categories: Read Online

Michael Henson, president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, will step down in August, it was announced late Thursday.

Henson, who joined the orchestra in 2007, became a divisive lightning rod during the 16-month labor lockout that was settled in January.

The musicians issued a vote of no confidence in Henson the fall of 2012.

Then-board chair Jon Campbell dismissed the criticism, calling Henson “the perfect leader at this challenging time” and saying he “has the full confidence of our board.” Gordon Sprenger, who took over as board chair in January, publicly praised Henson, but the board was reported to be divided on whether he should stay or go.

Henson’s remaining in his job has been considered a sticking point against the possible return of Osmo Vänskä, who resigned in October as music director but has indicated he would like to return. There was no news about Vänskä on Thursday, but he will conduct the orchestra March 27-29 in Orchestra Hall.

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20. March 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

What musical instrument would you like to play? — Mellophone, saxophone, and maybe oboe. Even though oboes annoy…