Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Orchestra Death Watch: Detroit Symphony Negotiations Grind On

Two million dollars is what the Detroit Symphony and the union are fighting over. Management wants to keep that money for community outreach; the musicians want it for their salaries.

Once again, the musicians whine for the short gain instead of going for long-term engagement with the city and the people that, ostensibly, will help sustain their organization.

The orchestra says that they'll need to cancel the rest of the season in "two days" if they don't reach a settlement. I thought that ship had already sailed. It seems as if the strike has been going on forever