This week: An end to the MinnOrch lockout, positive numbers in Buffalo and San Antonio, and Vancouver's new festival. Here are orchestra stories we're following....
- The Minnesota Orchestra will return to work on February 1st, ending a 15-month lockout. The Minnesota Public Radio and the Minneapolis Star Tribune covered the MinnOrch's new 3-year agreement, and reactions from all sides. It is still unclear whether Osmo Vanska might return as music director.
- The Buffalo Philharmonic reported a balanced budget and rising contributions in 2012-13; the Buffalo News detailed the positive numbers.
- The San Antonio Symphony also posted a small surplus in 2012-13, helped by advance ticket sales. The San Antonio Express-News reported on the Symphony's finances.
- The Vancouver Symphony launches its inaugural New Music Festival this weekend; the Georgia Straight interviews music director Bramwell Tovey, who also started Winnipeg's New Music Festival.
- While Hamilton Opera is ending operations, tickets for its cancelled performances will be honoured by the Hamilton Philharmonic, the Hamilton Spectator reported.