Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Orchestras in Crisis

A number of major American orchestras are in financial crisis this year. In today's show, we'll hear news about the Minnesota Orchestra, whose musicians have been locked out after contract negotiations failed to reach an agreement earlier this week. And we'll hear from conductor Leonard Slatkin about the tricky process of moving forward after a labor crisis is over. Slatkin is music director of the Detroit Symphony, which went through a bitter, six-month musicians' strike last year.