striking symphony musician
Musicians Adam Luftman (left) of the San Francisco Opera and Bruce Roberts of the San Francisco Symphony joined a picket line at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on March 21. (Deborah Svoboda)

Management is meeting once again with striking San Francisco Symphony musicians, the Symphony announced on Friday.

Negotiations resumed this morning and are expected to continue all weekend with help from a federal mediator.

“We’re hopeful we can continue to work hard toward a solution and have our very talented and gifted musicians back on stage at Davies Hall very, very soon,” said Oliver Theil, who directs communications for the Symphony.

The musicians walked off the job three weeks ago, in protest over a contract offer with a 1 percent raise over the next 16 months. The strike has forced the Symphony to cancel local concerts and an East Coast tour.

Negotiations Resume with Striking San Francisco Symphony Musicians 29 March,2013Laird Harrison

  • Glad to hear they are resuming talks, although I’d been unaware they’d stopped talking (!). I’ve been following this drama from my blog, The Classical Girl, and as an SFS subscriber with a ticket for an April event, I have a vested interest in seeing this thing END. (Don’t all classical music lovers and fans of the San Francisco Symphony?)

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