6:26pm

Thu September 19, 2013
Kentucky Arts and Culture

Lexington Philharmonic Avoids Strike, Talks Continue

Negotiations continue but musicians with the Lexington Philharmonic will not strike.   In a joint statement, management and musicians say they’ll continue their current contract while talks on a permanent settlement continue.  The compromise allows Friday's performance at the Singletary Center.  Negotiators have spent the last 18 months trying to reach an agreement.  Major sticking points are over job security and the freedom to perform with other organizations.  Musicians last week approved a strike and declared they have “no confidence” in Lex-Phil Music Director Scott Terrell.