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Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Post Date:09/25/2014 7:00 PM
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 Mayor’s Office of Communications
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Anne Torres, Director 
404-330-6423, office 
404-904-2618, cell


Thế giới cáFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/25/2014

News Release

Mayor Kasim Reed Statement on the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra 

ATLANTA – “World-class cities have world-class orchestras. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is a Grammy-winning orchestra with a reputation for excellence across the globe.

The ASO is facing the same challenges that many other major orchestras have faced. Diminished financial support for orchestras, from both public and private funding sources, has forced many to cut costs and adjust their operating model, which often leads to heated negotiations between management and musicians.

However, tough negotiations do not have to result in a strike or lockout. I urge both sides to return to the bargaining table, realizing that the ASO’s financial solvency and musical excellence are intertwined, not opposing forces. A protracted lockout is not good for the ASO and not good for Atlanta.”


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