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10:05 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Concerts canceled as Spokane symphony strikes

Musicians of the Spokane Symphony strike over salary cuts. Photo by Jessica Robinson

Originally published on Mon November 12, 2012 7:09 am

SPOKANE, Wash. - Classical musicians in Spokane stood outside their theater this weekend, lifting picket signs instead of instruments.

Musicians with the Spokane Symphony are entering week two of a strike over pay cuts. Five concerts have been canceled so far.

Spokane joins a growing list of cities this fall where symphonies have become embroiled in labor disputes -– including Seattle, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

Adam Wallstein is the principal timpanist with the Spokane Symphony.

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