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More Cancellations in Detroit

Posted at 10:49 AM on November 9, 2010 by Ward Jacobson (1 Comments)
Filed under: In the media, Musician stories

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.

Read more about it here.

Meanwhile, Viktoria Mullova plays Beethoven this week with the Minnesota Orchestra.


Comments (1)

I have reviewed this whole unhappy situation. However I don't see a way out. The current DSO model is not economically viable in my view.

I think they should seriously consider going to an all volunteer orchestra for at least the immediate future until ills a paid and they are on a better financial footing.

Posted by Dr F. Mark Carter | November 10, 2010 7:03 AM