Heavy financial losses, shrinking endowment: the Baltimore Symphony is in a bad condition, and the management sees only one way to improve the situation, by cutting down the season from 52 weeks to 40 weeks, with accordingly lower wages for the musicians. This means, that the musicians have to suffer from all the errors that the management made in the past.

Those musicians played without a contract since September 2018 and now they have been officially locked out since 16 June, until Sept. 9 and do no longer receive any money from their employer.

Players and management are returning to the negotiations Friday, in the presence of federal mediators.

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