A message from the maestro:
I had a scheduled 10am rehearsal today. Due to the strike, this rehearsal has been cancelled.
However, I am going to meet my musicians and colleagues anyway. I am not participating in the picket line, but I wish to listen to what the musicians have to say.
I intend my position not to be neutral, but I am trying to help the two parties reconcile for the benefit of the great Chicago Symphony, for the entire community in Chicago and the world.