It seems the San Antonio Symphony isn’t the only group managing to pull up at the last moment in order to avoid a work stoppage. Mark Stryker at the Detroit Free Press reports that the management and musicians at the Detroit Symphony are near an agreement as the major issue of minimum base salary has been adequately addressed by the end of the proposed contract…
The article goes on to report that although Detroit’s previous contract has officially expired on Monday of this week, the players are not scheduled to return until Tuesday of next week, meaning both sides have had a bit of wiggle room in the negotiation time line. As such, unless something unforeseen derails negotiations, that extra time has been put to good use.
So that leaves Pacific Symphony and Omaha Symphony in the negotiation watch, am I missing anyone?
On an unrelated note: today is the final day for orchestras in this year’s Adaptistration Orchestra Website Review to complete the review survey. All 84 orchestras in the review have received instructions on how to complete the survey but if anyone needs an emergency deadline extension or a copy of the instructions and link to the online survey, send me an email or call at 708-445-2675.
The reviews were completed earlier this week and I have to say that there are some big surprises in store for this year but you’ll have to wait until 9/17-9/21 to find out.