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Thu April 7, 2011
Detroit Symphony Orchestra rehersals to begin today
Rehearsals are scheduled this morning for musicians at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The DSO musicians ended their six-month strike earlier this week after they reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with DSO management.
The Symphony's first post-strike concert is scheduled for Saturday night. From the Associated Press:
The dispute was over how deep a pay cut the musicians would have to take to help the struggling symphony balance its budget. The musicians were offering to accept a 22 percent cut, while management sought and then imposed a 33 percent cut.
In an announcement on the DSO's website, DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin said:
“As we return to our home, I’m confident that the artistic product will continue at the highest possible level. There is much to be done but the DSO will emerge a healthier and stronger institution."