Detroit Symphony suspends season amid strike

FILE - Detroit Symphony Orchestra member Karl Pituch plays his French horn as he serenades fellow members walking a picket line outside the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, in this Oct. 4, 2010 file photo. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra said in a statement Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010 it has canceled all concerts through Nov. 7, citing a strike by musicians protesting sharp cuts in pay. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

February 19, 2011 7:30:20 PM PST
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Saturday suspended the rest of its season after musicians voted to reject management's latest contract offer, dashing hopes for an end to a contentious walkout that has dragged on for months.