Detroit SO cancels the remainder of the current season

kYlzrO1BaC7A21st Feb 2011

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, which has been on strike for four and
a half months, will now not play again for the remainder of the 2010-11 season.
Following the failure to reach an agreement after the latest offer, the
management of the DSO has cancelled all concerts in the remainder of the
present season. The management has made what it describes as its final
offer: the players have rejected this pointing to increased costs that they
will have to occur as part of the new offer (health care, some travel expenses,
reduction in the size of the ensemble, not to mention substantial pay cuts).

The players have not ruled out pay cuts but have questioned
the size of the cuts (33 per cent for some of the orchestra’s longer-serving
members, taking a basic salary from $104,650 to $70,200; the players had offered
a 22 per cent reduction). The orchestra posted a deficit of $6.7million for the
2010 fiscal year, an increase of roughly 18 times the previous financial year.

 

Gramophone Subscriptions

From£67/year

Gramophone Print

Gramophone Print

no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Reviews

Gramophone Reviews

no Print Edition
no Digital Edition
no Digital Archive
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe
From£67/year

Gramophone Digital Edition

Gramophone Digital Edition

no Print Edition
no Reviews Database
no Events & Offers
From£67/year
Subscribe

If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.

© MA Business and Leisure Ltd. 2019