“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has canceled more concerts as a strike by its musicians continues for a second week,” writes Andrea Ahles in Tuesday’s (9/20) Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX). “The cancellations include three concerts scheduled Sept. 30-Oct. 2 that featured pianist Stephen Hough performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1…. Ticket holders are being notified by e-mail and have several options for refunds or future concert tickets, said FWSO President Amy Adkins. The ticket office is also calling each ticket holder individually to discuss their options…. The musicians went on strike Sept. 8 after rejecting a proposed contract that included pay cuts and higher costs for health insurance. The orchestra association has since canceled three weekends of concerts due to the strike…. The musicians … said they plan to play a David Bowie tribute party at 4 p.m. Sunday at Shipping & Receiving Bar with donations collected to benefit their strike fund. Management canceled the ‘Music of David Bowie’ concert that been scheduled for Saturday. The [musicians] union has also scheduled a free performance for students at Fort Worth’s Southwest High School to replace an educational performance canceled at Bass Hall.” No further contract negotiations are currently scheduled.
Posted September 21, 2016