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Jane Little, Atlanta Symphony's Longest-Serving Bassist, Dies at 87 >>

Jane Little, record holder as the Atlanta Symphony’s longest-serving bassist and Guinness World Records inductee, died last Sunday at 87. The musician collapsed onstage during a performance by the orchestra, playing bass until the very last moments of her life.

Atlanta Symphony's Jane Little, 87, Inducted into Guinness Book of World Records

Atlanta Symphony's Jane Little, 87, Inducted into Guinness Book of World Records >>

Normally a classical musician wouldn't be equated with world records, but one member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has defied expectation. Bassist Jane Little, 87, has now been inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for longest professional tenure with a single orchestra.

In the Name of Classical: St. Louis and Seattle Symphonies, Pierre Boulez, Jason Vieaux and More Take Home Grammys in 2015

St. Louis, Seattle Symphonies; Pierre Boulez; Jason Vieaux; More Take Home Grammys in '15 >>

While some high contenders in the mainstream battled it out last night for a much-desired Grammy, some of the other winners were unintentionally swept under the rug. For the classical genre, though, some artists made out quite well. They included the St. Louis and Seattle symphonies, Pierre Boulez, Jason Vieaux and more.

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout

Robert Spano Leads Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night, Substitutes Show Consequence of Lockout >>

In the days following the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's collective bargaining agreement, the company kicked off the season with a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, led by ASO music director Robert Spano.

For Better or Worse: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Re-Opens After Negotiations End Lockout with ASO Players' Union and Woodruff Arts

For Better or Worse: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Re-Opens After Negotiations End Lockout with ASO Players' Union and Woodruff Arts >>

After a frontline conflict between musicians and management, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has found common ground and effectively ended the current lockout. Over the last two days, the agreement was ratified by the membership of the ASO Players' Union and approved by the Woodruff Arts Governing Board.

Susan Boyle Crosses Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Picket Line for Oct. 26 Performance, Demonstrators Slight Singer

Susan Boyle Crosses Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Picket Line for October 26 Performance, Demonstrators Slight Singer >>

As of late, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has had a lot on its plate. With negotiations still in the works, musicians and demonstrators alike took to the picket line, which was outside the Susan Boyle concert-- of which the singer crossed to perform.

The Kids Aren't Alright: Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and ASO Forced From First Seven Weeks of Season

The Kids Aren't Alright: Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and ASO Forced From First Seven Weeks of Season >>

The fight between the heads at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its musicians has been viciously ongoing. For the parent organization, their next move targets the kids as they suspend the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra and its auditions this season.

In Other Words: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Blocks 'Comments' Section on Website and Tightens Security Measures

In Other Words: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Blocks 'Comments' Section on Website, Tightens Security Measures >>

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has started a significant downturn amid negotiations between musicians and management. In response to the negative comments regarding the lockout, the ASO shut down the "comments" section on the website.

Looming Lockouts: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Fails to Reach Contract Agreements and Faces Impending Season Cancellation

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Fails to Reach Contract Agreements, Spano's Band Facing Lockout >>

The status of orchestras across the nation seem to remain steeped in perpetual turmoil. The Metropolitan Opera avoided a lockout, but now the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Saturday night deadline passed without a new contract agreement. This could mean a lockout to could ensue.

99 Problems: ASO in Contract Disputes Following 2014 Season, Symphonies Across the Nation Hit Turbulence

99 Problems: ASO in Contract Disputes Following 2014 Season, Symphonies Across the Nation Hit Turbulence >>

Performing symphonies have had their fair share of debacles this year--and The Metropolitan Opera's problems, while having been solved for now, may have marched to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's doorstep.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra "Take Over Midtown" with Quintet of Community Concerts >>

If you're going to give a community Christmas concert, why not five? And if you're going to do it out in the community, why not take the music to five different places? Why not, indeed? The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra see no reason why not and so have done just that.

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