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Sounds of strike ending come from SF Symphony

The Associated Press, Sunday, March 31, 2013, 5:43pm (PDT)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The sound of silence from the San Francisco Symphony looks to be over.

The symphony said in a statement Sunday that a tentative agreement has been reached with the musicians' union that would end a 2½-week strike.

The statement says the sides have agreed to terms on a 26-month contract, subject to votes from the full orchestra and the symphony's Board of Governors. It says no details will be released before the deal is ratified.

The symphony says it's planning for musicians to return to the stage to play for schoolchildren Tuesday, and Thursday and Friday nights' performances of pieces by Handel and Mozart are back on the schedule. An East Coast tour had to be canceled during the strike.

Union representatives could not immediately be reached for comment.

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