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 […]

Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Musicians’ Union Break Off Contract Talks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2016 Contact: Adam Neeley 562-270-4966 Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Musicians’ Union Break Off Contract Talks   (Santa Ana, CA) Representatives of Musicians’ Union, Local 7, AFM, representing musicians who perform with the Pacific Symphony, and representatives of the Pacific Symphony ended the day with no agreement and no further talks […] 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 […]