The musicians have been locked out, stripped of salary and healthcare benefits.
The players are resisting a $40,000 pay cut
3 St Paul Chamber Orchestra
The musicians are being put on part-time.
5 San Antonio
The players are owed $225,000 and the company is $850,000 in debt (UPDATE: the players contest these figures and hope the season can start, seee letter below).
6 A N Other Orchestra
The slot will not stay vacant for long.
All of the above are casualties of long-running negotiations that are running so late they have jeopardised the season. I cannot remember a time when so many US orchestras were simultaneously in such difficulty. Whatever patchwork solutions are achieved in the month ahead, system changes are required across the sector in the long term. These are not isolated instances so much as symptoms of an underlying paralysis.