LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The threat looms of a Friday night strike if an agreement isn't soon made between the Lexington Philharmonic management and musicians.
Musicians want to retain their right to a peer review system.
They also had a vote of no confidence in their Music Director, Scott Terrell.
The Philharmonic is supposed to perform Friday night.. But, they're prepared to protest and not play if negotiations don't go their way.
"We have members who go three months at a time without playing with us," said Dave Shelton, who represents the musicians.
In response, the Lexington Philharmonic Board says the musicians are demanding an escalating schedule of guaranteed concerts having a minimum of 60 contracted musicians per concert cycle.
The LexPhil 2013-14 season includes 4 such concerts with a minimum of 60 musicians.
The musicians want LexPhil to guarantee double this number of 60+ musician concerts.
Shelton also says the musicians want to be able to perform with other ensembles if they choose.
The original contract called for a non-compete clause.