LA Times: As the music industry changes, the Pacific Symphony tries to keep up

Link to the article on the LA Times website By Michael Hiltzik November 4, 2016 Subscribers to the Pacific Symphony’s 12-concert classical series are marking their calendars for the next performance later this month, featuring the distinguished Spanish pianist Joaquin Achucarro in the Grieg Piano Concerto. They should mark it with an asterisk, because the orchestra is talking […]

Senza Sordino: The Positive News File

By ICSOM Chairperson Bruce Ridge Each season, ICSOM maintains a list of positive news articles and studies that demonstrate the resiliency of our orchestras, and the sustainability of artistic organizations. This information can be used to demonstrate that success is occurring for many orchestras, and that success is achievable for organizations that are portrayed as […]

OC Register: Pacific Symphony contract ends without agreement As of Thursday, the Pacific Symphony’s musicians have no contract. Negotiations between representatives from Local 7 of the American Federation of Musicians and symphony management ended on Aug. 31, the day the last contract expired, without an agreement. “This is very disappointing. We started bargaining on July 12, and we’ve put in more than […]

OC Weekly: Pacific Symphony and Musicians’ Union Out of Tune on Contract Agreement Talks By Gabriel San Roman September 6, 2016 The Pacific Symphony is heading into its fall season with the sounds of a labor dispute. Negotiations between representatives with American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and Pacific Symphony broke down with the previous contract agreement expiring on August 31. The issue at hand centers on the lack […] KC Symphony musicians agree to new contract BY PATRICK NEAS JUNE 4, 2016 6:01 PM For many orchestras around the country, labor disputes seem to be the order of the day. In recent years, orchestras large and small have been buffeted by bitter negotiations and threats of strikes. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the […]