(Republished from "ArtsWatch," at http://go.philly.com/artswatch.)
The results, or non-results, of contract talks between players and management of the Philadelphia Orchestra will be presented to musicians tonight at the Kimmel Center. The current contract expires Monday at 12:01 a.m.
Players might hear only a status report tonight as negotiations continue. Or a contract proposal could be brought before them, in which case musicians would vote on the deal Monday.
The orchestra's Web site still indicates the hope of opening night's going ahead Thursday with Christoph Eschenbach returning to start his last season as music director, leading The Rite of Spring and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1.