The players, who have been locked out, wanted to talk.
The management and board of directors said, in effect, nothing to talk about. Accept the cuts, or starve.
The players asked for an audit of donations, particularly the $50 million for a new lobby.
The bosses said, none of your business.
Michael Henson, who is nominally running the orchestra, did not behave this way in England. It sounds as though the place is turning into a cheap remake of On the Waterfront.