A message read out on the Symphony Hall picket line:
‘The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is a cultural jewel of the world. I would like to encourage the Board, the Musicians, the public and the City of Chicago to resist any attempt that will reduce that status. I offer my full support to the Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.’
~Daniel Barenboim, Former Music Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Barenboim returned to conduct the orchestra this season for the first time since his departure in 2006.