No Symphony Season Until November

If you came here looking for sweet music for your ears… I’ll have to give you a discordant tune.

There will be no performances for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from Sept. 25 until Nov. 8, and possibly longer than that.

On Monday, the ASO announced it had failed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement with the players. The symphony added that if a new deal is reached prior to Nov. 8, the season “will be re-launched as soon as possible.”

A full list of canceled shows and how to exchange your tickets is available here. 

4 comments

  1. Ellynn says:

    The Atlanta Opera has a different set of contracts. The ASO needs to get it’s act together before they start messing around with their yearly road trip to the Savannah Music Festival.

  2. Obi's Sister says:

    Here’s the full text of the email to subscribers:

    To our valued patrons —

    Today we regretfully announced the cancellation of all orchestral concerts through November 8, 2014, including the opening performance of the 2014-15 season on September 25, due to negotiations between ASO management and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association (ASOPA) over a new collective bargaining agreement.

    If an agreement is reached between ASO management and ASOPA before November 8, the classical season will be re-launched as soon as possible.

    We are encouraging all of our patrons to keep their tickets until a new agreement can be reached. In the interim, there are a few options for you to consider.

    You may exchange your tickets to a future Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert. A list of future concerts with good seating availability will be mailed out when the work stoppage is over in order to help you make a choice of concerts.

    You may consider the full face value of your unused tickets as a contribution to the ASO.

    You can request a full cash refund for any concerts that are cancelled. You will be reimbursed for any service fees.

    Our ticket office will be open during normal business hours in order to assist you with exchanges or refunds. Patrons with complimentary tickets can exchange into another concert, pending availability. Parking may be exchanged along with your tickets on a space available basis. If space is not available, parking will be refunded.

    Season ticket holders are encouraged to contact the ASO Season Tickets office at (404) 733-4800 with any questions.

    The current list of concerts that will not be performed includes:

    Opening Weekend – Sept 25, 27 and 28
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9 – Oct 2, 4 and 5
    Beethoven Symphony No. 6 – Oct 9 and 11
    Lang Lang – Oct 15*
    Ravel, Bolero – Oct 16 and 18
    POPS!, Jason Alexander – Oct 24 and 25
    FAMILY, Halloween Spooktacular – Oct 25
    Grieg Piano Concerto – Nov 6, 7 and 8

    *special presentation

    For more information on the current contract negotiations, please visit our website at atlantasymphony.org/2014musiciantalks.

    We deeply appreciate your patronage and look forward to continuing to make music in Symphony Hall.

    Best regards,

    Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D.
    President & CEO
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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