FYI, arts lovers - an update from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on the Cleveland Orchestra union negotiations:
From M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County:
"We have been in daily communication this week with Gary Hanson, Executive Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, regarding the status of contract negotiations between Orchestra management and its musicians. We have been informed that contract negotiations have stalled as of Wednesday, January 6. The Adrienne Arsht Center is continuing to sell tickets for the Orchestra’s 2010 Miami Residency as both parties work to obtain acceptable terms. Ticket buyers should be confident that their purchase is not at risk. In the unlikely event that any performance is canceled or postponed, ticket holders will be informed by email or phone and an update will be posted at www.arshtcenter.org. The Arsht Center has offered The Cleveland Orchestra availability of alternate dates in the Knight Concert Hall and it is our desire to co-present the 2010 Residency in its entirety. We look forward to providing South Florida with another opportunity to enjoy this world-class orchestra. Ticket sales have been strong and good seats are still available. In the event that an agreement is not reached, ticket holders will be informed of rescheduled dates or will be issued refunds if the Miami residency is cancelled this season. Visit www.arshtcenter.org for performance dates and ticket information."