Honolulu Symphony reorganization process remains undecided

Posted on: October 18, 2010

Saturday (10/16) on the KGMB radio station website Hawaii News Now, Howard Dicus reports, “A Friday deadline for a Honolulu Symphony reorganization plan came and went without one, and the next scheduled hearing in the case is two months away. Symphony management sought an extension of the filing deadline to buy time to settle an unfair labor practice charge made by the Symphony musicians. The bankruptcy judge set a Dec. 13 hearing date on the motion, effectively giving the Symphony another two months. The musicians, meanwhile, announced Friday afternoon that to facilitate reorganization they had withdrawn the complaint they filed with the National Labor Relations Board in July. … The complaint was filed after the Symphony management said the musicians had quit and the musicians said they didn’t. The Symphony shut down in December in mid-season with more than $4 million in debt. Some musicians have taken posts elsewhere and moved from Hawaii.”

Posted October 18, 2010