After months of negotiation, and little progress, both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra face contract deadlines with their musicians this weekend.
The Minnesota Orchestra may lock out its players on Monday. At the SPCO, negotiations are scheduled all weekend. All sides claim nothing less than the future of the state's two leading orchestras hang in the balance.
MPR's Euan Kerr discussed the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.