(Detroit-WWJ) The sound of music returns to Orchestra Hall Thursday as musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra rehearse for their first performances since going on strike last October 4.

Armed with a tentative agreement reached with orchestra management last weekend, musicians are preparing for their first concerts of the 2010-11 season Saturday and Sunday.

Prior to the ten a.m. rehearsal, DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin will meet with reporters in his Orchestra Hall office.

The DSO offered free tickets to this weekend’s concerts, and announced Wednesday no more tickets are available. However, in an attempt to bring patrons back, ticket prices will top out at 20 dollars for the remainder of the current season.

Orchestra members walked off the job last fall in a dispute over the size of pay reductions sought by management. A ratification vote on the tentative agreement has not yet been taken.

(Copyright 2011 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved.)

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    Even though a tentative contract has not yet been ratified, members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are planning to return to work this week. Spokesman Greg Bownes says the musicians agreed to return to rehearsals on Thursday and that the ratification vote should finished by Friday. The DSO management and the musicians came to a tentative agreement early yesterday morning following several hours of negotiations over the weekend to end the six-month strike. The symphony is planning to return to the stage to perform free concerts for patrons and donors on Saturday and Sunday.

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