Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement that Chicago Symphony Orchestra management and striking musicians “have reached an agreement in principle to bring the music back to the symphony center.”
Emanuel said the agreement came after both parties convened for a negotiating session at City Hall.
The announcement comes after a nearly two-month work stoppage over pensions and wages.
Representatives from the two sides accepted Emanuel’s offer Wednesday that his office play a role in crafting an agreement.
In a statement, the CSO musicians said they would meet Saturday morning to “consider details of a potential agreement that would allow the finest orchestra in the country to get back to work.”
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