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January 21, 1988|DEBORAH CAULFIELD and RICK SHERWOOD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

They didn't strike up the band in San Francisco's Davis Symphony Hall on Wednesday night and they might not do so for a while. The San Francisco Symphony performance was canceled when the ensemble's 106 members called a strike late Tuesday after a lengthy negotiating session failed. Neither side would discuss details of the action because of a confidentiality agreement. It was not known whether the strike could affect the orchestra's planned Asian tour, scheduled to begin next month. Symphony musicians, members of Local 6 of the American Federation of Musicians, went on strike for two weeks three years ago and eventually agreed on a minimum salary of $43,420 a year. That contract expired in late November.

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