Mary Chapin Carpenter cancels at Symphony Hall because of ASO/WAC negotiations

Mary Chapin Carpenter has canceled her Nov. 14 performance at Atlanta Symphony Hall “out of respect for the ongoing negotiations between the Atlanta Symphony and the Woodruff Arts Center.”

In a statement, Carpenter sent apologies to ticket holders and noted that she hopes to return to Atlanta soon. The folk-pop singer-songwriter played the Atlanta Botanical Garden in summer 2013 with Shawn Colvin.

All tickets purchased for the concert can be refunded at point of purchase.

So far, other upcoming pop shows at the venue, including Phillip Phillips Nov. 6, Rufus Wainwright Nov. 9 and Melissa Etheridge Nov. 26, will go on as scheduled.

Leaders of the Atlanta Symphony and its parent nonprofit the Woodruff Arts Center locked out the musicians on Sept. 7, when they could not agree to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement. Negotiations between management and the musicians have gained momentum with the participation of federal mediators in recent weeks. Management earlier canceled concerts of the ASO's 70th anniversary season through Nov. 8 and has said additional performances could be canceled if a deal is not struck soon.

My colleague, Howard Pousner, has all of the latest information on his Arts and Culture blog.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.