Chicago classical musicians on strike

War: What is good for? so we can have strikes, poverty, and they can have delusions of power!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This music video from the USA says about itself:

Elgar – Nimrod (from “Enigma Variations“)

Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, opening the 1997 season at Carnegie Hall in this gorgeously performed dedication to the recently deceased Sir Georg Solti. Solti was the previous music director of the CSO for many years.

By Kristina Betinis in the USA:

Chicago Symphony musicians walk out

24 September 2012

On Saturday, over one hundred Chicago Symphony Orchestra players rejected the Orchestra Association’s final offer of a three-year concessions contract. The players formed picket lines outside of Orchestra Hall ahead of a scheduled evening performance.

This is the first strike at the CSO in more than twenty years. In 1991, Chicago Symphony musicians were on strike for three weeks.

The players’ contract expired September 16, and negotiations for a new contract took place throughout the summer months.

The issues…

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