Post Profile

Now Philadelphia goes on strike

A third US orchestra – the biggest yet – has gone on strike. Below you can read the musicians’ reason for walking out. But pause a moment for reflection. One orchestra going on strike is a local dispute. Two is a trend. Three is a system failure. There must be a better way of doing orchestra […]
read more


Related Posts

Philadelphia Orchestra Musicians Walk Out On Strike As Gala Audience Waited

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“Friday night, a crowd of about 1,000 sat in Verizon Hall waiting for the orchestra to appear for the scheduled start of the Opening Night Gala. But no Philadelphia Orchestra appeared on stage. Unbeknownst to most in the audience, t...

Three strikes — music lovers are out

Music / Classical : The Classical Beat

Pittsburgh’s and Philadelphia’s orchestras both call strikes on Friday — just before the weekend’s concerts.

A Bad Day for Classical Music

Music / Classical : Iron Tongue of Midnight

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 ...

Editorial: No good faith in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia orchestras

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

The two orchestral strikes are umbilically linked. Both orchestra have run deep deficits and are trying to force their musicians to accept pay cuts. The musicians say that if the orchestra management wants to retain world-class stat...

Breaking: Pittsburgh Symphony goes on strike

Music / Classical : Slipped Disc

Talks have broken down on musicians’ wages. They have alked out. Press release follows. Pittsburgh musicians join Fort Worth colleagues on the picket line. The Philadelphia Orchestra will resume talks with musicians later today (Fri...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC