LexPhil Musicians Vote To Strike Friday's Concert If An Agreement Isn't Reached With Management

Sep 17, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The season opening concert by the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra may not go on as planned this Friday night.   Musician members on Thursday voted to hold open the option of striking the performance.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports the musicians are upset that they have not been able to come to terms with management on a new contract.

Committee Chair Dave Shelton told the paper that there is "great solidarity among our ranks."

At the same meeting the group cast a vote of no-confidence in music director Scott Terrell.

Nathan Kahn, a negotiator with the American Federation of Musicians, says they will work hard for a resolution "right up to the moment of the concert."

No final decision has been made whether to strike or not.

Friday night's performance is to feature violin soloist Caroline Goulding, and American Symphony by composer in residence Adam Schoenberg.