Thanks to you and over 1,000 other supporters, Orchestrate Excellence continues to provide a credible voice at the Minnesota Legislature. We are speaking out on behalf of the community to emphasize the importance of finding a path forward that preserves artistic excellence and provides a secure financial future for the Minnesota Orchestra.

Legislators have asked for testimony
Orchestrate Excellence has been invited to testify before the Legacy Committee of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, February 12.

The Legacy Committee is chaired by Rep. Phyllis Kahn. Read her MinnPost commentary of December 7, 2012 titled “At its core, the issue in the MN Orchestra lockout is values, not budgets.”

What you can do
Write to Rep. Kahn or other members of the Legacy Committee (especially if one of them is your representative) about the importance of a world-class orchestra to the quality of life in our community and our state. For a list of committee members and their contact information,click here.

Legacy funding provides both operating support and funds for the orchestra’s education programs; emphasize that we hope this funding can continue once a satisfactory resolution to the impasse has been reached.

(Image — Laurie Greeno testifying at the House of Representatives Commerce Committee hearing in January.)

Orchestrate Excellence to testify before the Legacy Committee