Detroit Symphony Cancels More Concerts

Musicians Are On Strike

DETROIT - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is canceling its concerts through Nov. 28 because of a continuing strike by its musicians.

Canceled concerts include performances of Rachmaninoff and Dvorak set for Thursday through Sunday and of Irving Berlin for Nov. 18-21. The orchestra says guest artists and conductors will be rescheduled for future seasons.

Informal discussions took place Friday between members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and management following the month-long walkout. Musicians report no progress toward ending the strike that began Oct. 4.

Management of the financially struggling orchestra has implemented a 33 percent base pay cut in the first year of the new contract.

Musicians have offered a 22 percent reduction.

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