“All concerts at Symphony Center through April 9 have been canceled, due to the ongoing dispute between striking Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, which manages the institution,” writes Howard Reich in Monday’s (4/1) Chicago Tribune. “The cancellations include CSO subscription concerts on April 4, 5 and 6 and a Symphony Center Presents Special Concert on April 9 that was to have featured Caetano Veloso and sons in their program ‘Ofertorio.’ All pre-concert special events also are canceled. Two off-site concerts also have been canceled: A Civic Orchestra of Chicago chamber music concert at the National Museum of Mexican Art on April 7; and a MusicNOW concert at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on April 8. The musicians’ strike began on March 10, and its central issues remain the same: salary and pensions. ‘Patrons with tickets to canceled concerts have options including exchanging their tickets into future concerts, donating their tickets or requesting a refund,’ according to a Symphony Center statement.”

Posted April 2, 2019