Bela Fleck & Flecktones set Paramount show

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for a Dec. 1 show by Béla Fleck and the Flecktones at the Paramount Theater.

The original lineup of the Flecktones — banjo innovator Fleck, Howard Levy on piano and harmonica, Future Man on percussion and drumitar and Victor Wooten on bass — is marking its 30th anniversary.

Fleck formed the band in 1988 for a one-time performance on PBS’ “Lonesome Pine Special.” The quartet began touring in 1989, winning over listeners with a fresh blend of classical, jazz, bluegrass, African music, electric blues and Eastern European folk.

Tickets will be $65, $50 and $35. They will be available online at, in person at the Paramount’s box office on the Downtown Mall or by phone at (434) 979-1333.

Baltimore Symphony musicians file complaint

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians have filed a complaint with a federal agency accusing orchestra management of unfair labor practices.

News outlets report the charge was filed Tuesday with the National Labor Relations Board. The musicians say the orchestra hasn’t bargained in good faith regarding wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

A bargaining session between the musicians and management ended without an agreement Monday. Musicians picketed with their instruments Tuesday. The first performance of the 2019-2020 season is scheduled for Saturday.

The orchestra canceled its summer programming.

earlier this year and musicians said they were losing 12 weeks of pay. The orchestra locked out its musicians in June when contract and salary negotiations stalled.

Orchestra management didn’t immediately respond to request for comment Tuesday from The Baltimore Sun.

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