Sunday, September 23, 2012

First the teachers. Now the Chicago Symphony. Wealthy patrons of the CSO are furious. They forget. This is a union town. « Fred Klonsky

First the teachers. Now the Chicago Symphony. Wealthy patrons of the CSO are furious. They forget. This is a union town. « Fred Klonsky:


First the teachers. Now the Chicago Symphony. Wealthy patrons of the CSO are furious. They forget. This is a union town.

Chicago Sun-Times:

More than 100 Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Saturday, infuriating patrons who came to Orchestra Hall expecting a show and upsetting world-renowned conductor Riccardo Muti.

The CSO canceled the 8 p.m. concert less than two hours before the scheduled start. It was the first Saturday night show of the 2012-2013 season.

“I think it’s despicable,” said subscriber Alvin Beatty, who came with his wife and 

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