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Hartford Symphony Plans To Close If Musicians Don't Agree To Concessions

Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra are being asked to agree to concessions in their new labor contract. (Hartford Symphony Orchestra via Facebook)
Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra are being asked to agree to concessions in their new labor contract. (Hartford Symphony Orchestra via Facebook)

A contentious labor dispute between the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and its musicians has reached a breaking point. Symphony management say the orchestra is running out of cash and will have no choice but to close its doors – for good – by the end of the week, unless musicians agree to substantial concessions.

Despite the looming deadline, neither side seems willing to budge on the terms of a new contract. Ray Hardman from Here & Now contributor WNPR in Hartford reports.

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