Mayor's statement on end of SPCO lockout

Mayor Chris Coleman released the following statement today regarding the final vote which effectively ends the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra lockout:

“After more than six months of silence, music will once again fill the halls of the Ordway as the world’s best chamber orchestra returns to Minnesota’s premier concert hall. I am very grateful to both SPCO management and the Twin Cities Musicians Union for making significant compromises that allowed for today’s vote and ended the lockout. In the coming weeks, leaders in the community will gather to break ground on the new concert hall at the Ordway. This is an important milestone that will provide an unparalleled musical experience for visitors, and signifies the community’s commitment to the SPCO. I join with the community in welcoming back the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.”