MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Orchestra musicians may be locked out, but they certainly are not silenced.

The group practiced today in St. Paul as they gear up for a concert on Thursday night at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It would have been opening night for their concert season.

The musicians have been locked out since October, 1 after they and the Minnesota Orchestral Association could not come to a contract agreement.

There are still tickets available for Thursday's event, which starts at 7:30pm. They range from $15 to $40 and can be purchased at