Symphony Center is silent as the orchestra hits the street.
The Lyric Opera orchestra is on strike; performances in question.
The Chicago Federation of Musicians calls for a Beethoven Festival boycott.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its musicians are back at the negotiating table
Lyric Opera of Chicago averts strike, reaches tentative agreement with its orchestra.
Lyric Opera Orchestra members will strike December 5 unless an agreement is reached.
The union representing Lyric Opera orchestra members says its options are “narrowing” in negotiations over a new contract. The union charges that its members are being asked to take too much of the brunt of economic hard times, and that management’s plans will “diminish the product.”
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra shaves musicians’ pay and revises programming in response to economic pinch.