Tucson Symphony musicians ratify new two-year contract

Posted on: September 9, 2010

In Friday’s (9/3) Arizona Daily Star (Tucson), Cathalena E. Burch writes, “The Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s musicians have agreed to a two-year contract with the orchestra. Details of the pact were still being finalized Thursday, TSO spokesman Terry Marshall said. Don Bourque, head of the musicians union, could not be reached for comment Thursday. The musicians were notified in January that they would face what amounted to a one-third pay cut after the orchestra streamlined its 2010-11 season. The orchestra cut two concerts from its classical series and eliminated the Thursday-night performances. It also cut one concert from its pops series and eliminated the Friday-night performances. In addition, the TSO cut performances from its children’s offerings and axed its Moveable Musical Feasts and recital series in Tucson and Green Valley. The orchestra said at the time that these cuts would help it shore up its finances to preserve its future. The TSO will open its 82nd season on Oct. 22 with conductor George Hanson leading Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21.”

Posted September 9, 2010