Tag: San Francisco Symphony
San Francisco Symphony musicians and management were very nearly singing an “Ode to Joy” on Monday after reaching an agreement to resume concerts. The two parties announced Sunday they had drawn up a tentative new contract after a strike that silenced the orchestra for 2½ weeks. The musicians have to ratify the proposed contract, and […]
Management is meeting once again with striking San Francisco Symphony musicians, the Symphony announced on Friday. Negotiations resumed this morning and are expected to continue all weekend with help from a federal mediator. “We’re hopeful we can continue to work hard toward a solution and have our very talented and gifted musicians back on stage […]
Breaking: The San Francisco Symphony and its striking musicians have failed to agree on a new contract after marathon negotiations, and the symphony announced this afternoon it’s canceling an East Coast tour scheduled for later this week. Here’s the statement from the musicians’ website, followed by the symphony management’s statement: For the past four days […]
Update (6 p.m. Sunday, March 17): Symphony management and musicians announced that talks have broken down, that orchestra members voted down a proposed cooling-off period, and that the symphony’s planned East Coast tour has been canceled. More details here. Update (Saturday night, March 16): The San Francisco Symphony strike continues and this weekend’s programs featuring […]
By Cy Musiker The musicians of the San Francisco Symphony have voted to strike next week if there is no progress in contract negotiations. Negotiations have been going on for eight months, with the two sides far apart on wage and benefit issues. Musicians have been performing since mid-February without a contract. The musicians say […]
Yesterday in Prague, the San Francisco Symphony opened its European tour. On Wednesday, symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas sent a little video postcard via YouTube, discussing his feelings about Gustav Mahler on the 100th anniversary of the Bohemian composer’s death. Check out the symphony’s European tour schedule here.