According to an Associated Press report, the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will wear blue wristbands during performances this weekend to show their support for their striking colleagues in Detroit. The members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra walked off the job on October 4; five months later there is still no sign of resolution to contract negotiations.
Other orchestras participating in this weekend's show of solidarity include the Colorado Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
This makes me proud. "We got your back" will be the most important theme developed in Orchestra Hall this weekend.