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February 1, 1988 | RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Members of the San Francisco Symphony orchestra ratified a new three-year contract on Sunday, ending a two-week strike that caused the cancellation of eight concerts. The orchestra was scheduled to resume its normal subscription concert schedule beginning Tuesday in San Jose before leaving Saturday for a 26-day, seven-city Asian tour.
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January 31, 2006 | From Associated Press
San Francisco Symphony musicians have agreed to play in China next month despite a labor dispute that threatened to cancel the tour, the symphony and union members said. The musicians' union had said the players wouldn't tour if a three-year contract wasn't reached but relented after meeting with management, said David Schoenbrun, president of Musicians Union Local 6.
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November 19, 1999 | GREG BURK
** Metallica, "S&M, Metallica With the San Francisco Symphony Conducted by Michael Kamen," Elektra. The reason the Stones and the Who got loud in the first place was so they could be as powerful as a symphony but as personal as a few slobs in a bar.
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July 3, 2005 | Chris Pasles
Twenty Fresno schoolteachers were learning last week how to integrate classical music into such core subjects as math, science and history, thanks to a new pilot music education program developed by the San Francisco Symphony. The effort is part of a $23-million orchestra project called "Keeping Score," which also includes television and radio programming, websites and community outreach projects.
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December 9, 2001 | MARK SWED
The Boston Symphony has just released its first set of historical recordings, a 12-CD package of outstanding performances from the past 58 years. The New York Philharmonic has just paid tribute to its last decade under Kurt Masur in a 10-CD set with many happy surprises from a conductor with a reputation for being a stern interpreter.
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June 29, 2002 | MARK SWED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SAN FRANCISCO--Michael Tilson Thomas is ending his seventh season as music director of the San Francisco Symphony with a three-week, well-mixed festival of Russian music.
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January 31, 2006 | From Associated Press
San Francisco Symphony musicians have agreed to play in China next month despite a labor dispute that threatened to cancel the tour, the symphony and union members said. The musicians' union had said the players wouldn't tour if a three-year contract wasn't reached but relented after meeting with management, said David Schoenbrun, president of Musicians Union Local 6.
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December 16, 1996
Talks Saturday between San Francisco Symphony officials and striking players produced no results, according to Julia Inouye of the orchestra staff. The talks followed action Friday by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to bring both sides together. No further talks are planned, Inouye said.
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July 3, 2005 | Chris Pasles
Twenty Fresno schoolteachers were learning last week how to integrate classical music into such core subjects as math, science and history, thanks to a new pilot music education program developed by the San Francisco Symphony. The effort is part of a $23-million orchestra project called "Keeping Score," which also includes television and radio programming, websites and community outreach projects.
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September 13, 1988 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
In a move that classical musicians across the country are watching with keen interest, members of the Seattle Symphony orchestra have broken ranks with the nation's powerful musicians' union and declared the new International Guild of Symphony, Opera and Ballet Musicians as bargaining agent.
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June 29, 2002 | MARK SWED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SAN FRANCISCO--Michael Tilson Thomas is ending his seventh season as music director of the San Francisco Symphony with a three-week, well-mixed festival of Russian music.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2001 | MARK SWED
The Boston Symphony has just released its first set of historical recordings, a 12-CD package of outstanding performances from the past 58 years. The New York Philharmonic has just paid tribute to its last decade under Kurt Masur in a 10-CD set with many happy surprises from a conductor with a reputation for being a stern interpreter.
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November 19, 1999 | GREG BURK
** Metallica, "S&M, Metallica With the San Francisco Symphony Conducted by Michael Kamen," Elektra. The reason the Stones and the Who got loud in the first place was so they could be as powerful as a symphony but as personal as a few slobs in a bar.
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December 16, 1996
Talks Saturday between San Francisco Symphony officials and striking players produced no results, according to Julia Inouye of the orchestra staff. The talks followed action Friday by San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown to bring both sides together. No further talks are planned, Inouye said.
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September 13, 1988 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
In a move that classical musicians across the country are watching with keen interest, members of the Seattle Symphony orchestra have broken ranks with the nation's powerful musicians' union and declared the new International Guild of Symphony, Opera and Ballet Musicians as bargaining agent.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 1988 | RICK SHERWOOD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Members of the San Francisco Symphony orchestra ratified a new three-year contract on Sunday, ending a two-week strike that caused the cancellation of eight concerts. The orchestra was scheduled to resume its normal subscription concert schedule beginning Tuesday in San Jose before leaving Saturday for a 26-day, seven-city Asian tour.
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July 21, 1986 | Associated Press
The San Francisco Symphony's Youth Orchestra won first prize, the Vienna Cup, for its performance at the International Youth and Music Festival and competition, a symphony spokeswoman said.
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April 23, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Fresno Philharmonic finally has a permanent music director and conductor. Andrew Massey was named to the post Tuesday by the Fresno Philharmonic Assn. after a yearlong search. Massey, who is associate conductor of the San Francisco Symphony orchestra, has spent a good part of this season in Fresno as artistic adviser and principal guest conductor. Signing a three-year contract, Massey assumes conducting duties next year, replacing Philip Greenberg.
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