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Sleepless in Seattle: Musicians Approve Strike Authorization

In the midst of a global economic crisis that has brought some of America's most venerable classical music organizations to their knees, the musicians of the Seattle Symphony and Opera Players' Organization (SSOPO) have approved a strike authorization, according to The Seattle Times. The authorization comes after months of negotiations for new musicians' contracts and, more immediately, after SSOPO rejected an offer from management that would reduce musicians' salaries by 15 percent for the 2012-13 season. Read more: Symphony, Opera Musicians Authorize Strike (ST)

Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.