"Although SOSMN’s focus has been on saving the world-class Minnesota Orchestra, today we ask you to consider helping the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO).
The musicians, conductor Edo de Waart, and management of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra have supported our Minnesota musicians through the lockout---and now they need help in return. If the MSO is unable to raise 5 million dollars in the next month, they will have to close down entirely.
Right now a MSO Board member is providing a matching grant, so even small donations will make a difference. As you are making your end-of year charitable contributions to support great live classical music and the Musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra, we also ask you to please consider the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Thank you."