Musicians strike takes Chicago to the wiremain
It was touch and go in Chicago last night as to whether the Grant Park Music Festival would open on time.
The organisers cancelled the opening concert late yesterday afternoon after the orchestra, represented by Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208, called a strike.
Late in the day, agreement was reached. Carlos Kalmar will lead the Grant Park Orchestra tonight in a programme of Barber, Poulenc, and Mussorgsky.