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This release concerns the status of the contract for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra...

INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MUSICIANS REJECT PROPOSAL

Indianapolis — The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians today unanimously rejected Management's final contract offer. The Musicians' Union (Local 3, American Federation of Musicians) and Indianapolis Symphony Society management have been engaged in negotiations for a new contract for several months.

"This afternoon the musicians and librarians of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra voted to reject the Indiana Symphony Society's last offer by a vote of 76 to 0," said Martin Hodapp, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 3, American Federation of Musicians, the musicians' bargaining agent. "We're hopeful that talks can resume soon and a reasonable settlement can be reached."

The musicians' previous contract expired on September 6, 2009. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's endowment fund is currently worth more than $80 million.

The Indianapolis Symphony's season opens September 18 with the Printing Partners Pops Series conducted by Pops Music Director Jack Everly. The Opening Night Gala, with Music Director Laureate Raymond Leppard, is slated for the following weekend.

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