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A Bad Day for Classical Music

On September 30: Pittsburgh Symphony musicians went on strike Philadelphia Orchestra musicians went on strike There was a devastating fire at First Congregational Church in Berkeley, where New Center Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists, Cal Bach, and other organization perform. Cal Performances and the SF Early Music Society present at First Congo as well.
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