Detroit Symphony cancels three more weeks of concerts

Posted on: November 10, 2010

In Tuesday’s (11/9) Detroit Free Press, Mark Stryker reports, “The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has canceled three additional weeks of concerts due to the musicians strike, beginning with four classical performances Thursday through Sunday that were to have been conducted by music director Leonard Slatkin. In addition, Pops Series concerts next week and an additional weekend of classical concerts Nov. 26-28 have been canceled. A total of 27 concerts have now been canceled since the five-week old strike began Oct. 4. At the same time, the informal talks that began Friday between the players and management remain in a holding pattern. No new talks are scheduled, but the two sides are communicating through their lawyers and several community leaders who have been working to get the parties back to the table. … Friday’s talks were the first face-to-face meetings between the parties in six weeks.”

Posted November 10, 2010