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ASO Concert Cancellations: Conversations with Both Sides

Dr. Stanley Romanstein (left), President of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Joel Dallow (right), member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association committee and a cellist with the ASO.
Dr. Stanley Romanstein (left), President of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Joel Dallow (right), member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association committee and a cellist with the ASO.
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  On Monday, September 22, 2014, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced it was calling off its season-opening concert, set for September 25, and all other concerts through November 8, 2014.  The orchestra and its musicians have been unable to reach a contract agreement, and the musicians have been locked out since the expiration of their previous contract on September 6.

After the ASO announced the cancellations, the Players Association announced some of its members will perform a concert double-header at Kennesaw State University on Friday, September 26, 2014–with more community concerts in the works.

WABE’s Denis O’Hayer spoke with leaders on both sides:  Dr. Stanley Romanstein, president and CEO of the ASO, and Joel Dallow, a veteran ASO cellist who is also a member of the Players Association committee.  The broadcast and expanded versions of both interviews are below:

Broadcast Version of Denis O'Hayer's Interview with ASO President and CEO Dr. Stanley RomansteinExpanded Version of Denis O'Hayer's Interview with ASO President and CEO Dr. Stanley RomansteinBroadcast Version of Denis O'Hayer's Interview with ASO Cellist and Players Association committee member Joel DallowExpanded Version of Denis O'Hayer's Interview with ASO Cellist and Players Association committee member Joel Dallow

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