We’re about two months away from the latest installment in the annual orchestra compensation reports so I thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at the music director installment from last year’s series.
If you recall, this was one of the biggest bombshells in the entire series history in that it reported Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) music director Jaap van Zweden’s bank-busting $5,110,538 annual compensation.
Michael Granberry wrote an excellent follow-up article for the 6/22/2016 edition of the Dallas Morning News where it was first reported that the DSO amended its previous statement explaining the compensation windfall with the newly added closing sentence “Upon receiving this bonus in 2013, Jaap determined that he wanted to use the majority of it to directly benefit the orchestra and it will do that for years to come.”
When asked about how that is going to take shape, neither the DSO nor Van Zweden’s representatives provided any details. Moreover, they provided no timeline or schedule for implementation.
We’ll be checking in with the group during the upcoming compensation report to see what’s changed since then.