The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has canceled all concerts through Nov. 7, citing a strike by musicians protesting sharp cuts in pay. The orchestra said in a statement Wednesday that the cancellation includes a scheduled series of performances of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.
The Nov. 5-7 performances were to have featured conductor Joana Carneiro and guitarist Xuefei Yang.READ MORE: Detroit Institute Of Arts' "Inside Out" Program Expands To 4 Oakland County Parks
Picketing by striking musicians began Oct. 4. Management implemented a 33 percent base pay cut for orchestra veterans in the first year of the new contract.READ MORE: Multiple Beaches, Including In Oakland County, Closed Due To Bacteria Levels
Musicians had offered a 22 percent reduction.
Violinist Sarah Chang canceled a Monday recital after the symphony said she got criticism and intimidating e-mail.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Officer, Suspect Killed In Shooting On City's West Side
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