Cleveland Orchestra Makes Tentative Deal with Musicians

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The Cleveland Orchestra and representatives of its musicians' union have reached a tentative contract agreement, the orchestra announced.

According to a statement issued yesterday, the full membership of the union will meet tomorrow to discuss the agreement and consider ratifying it. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The musicians' contract originally expired on August 29, but musicians and management agreed to extend it through October 31. When that extension expired, the two sides said they continue negotiating and would not cancel any performances.

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of several major orchestras where musicians' contracts expired this fall. Agreements have been reached in Cincinnati and New York, but negotiations, at time contentious, continue at the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony.


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