A strike by San Francisco Symphony musicians has caused the third straight cancellation of a concert, scheduled for Saturday night, according to symphony officials.

The musicians announced the strike Wednesday, prompting the symphony to cancel concerts that had also been scheduled for Thursday and Friday.

The musicians and symphony management negotiated for 13 hours Thursday and Friday but did not come to a resolution. More talks are scheduled, symphony officials said.

The musicians are unhappy with a proposal by management that would include a pay freeze in the first year and 1 percent increases in the next two years.

Although they make an average of more than $165,000, the third-highest total for a symphony in the country, the musicians say expensive instruments and the costs of living in the Bay Area hurt their ability to compete with other top orchestras.

People with tickets to tonight's canceled concert at Davies Symphony Hall can receive a refund, exchange them for tickets for another concert or donate the money to the symphony.

Information about the options is available by calling the symphony's box office at (415) 864-6000 or visiting online at www.sfsymphony.org.

A concert is also scheduled for Sunday. An update on the status of that performance will be released Saturday night, according to symphony officials.


Advertisement



Copyright © 2013 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, re-transmission or reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.