ICSOM to hold annual meeting in Detroit in 2011

Posted on: November 17, 2010

In Wednesday’s (11/17) Crain’s Detroit Business, Sherri Welch writes, “In a show of support for Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians, the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians said it plans to bring its annual meeting to Detroit next August. Delegates from the nation’s top 51 orchestras, along with musicians from the Regional Orchestra Players’ Association, the Organization of Canadian Symphonic Musicians, the Recording Musicians Association, the Theater Musicians Association and the American Federation of Musicians are expected to attend the 49th annual meeting. Founded in 1962, ICSOM is a players’ conference of the American Federation of Musicians established to promote a more rewarding livelihood for orchestral performers. ‘Musicians from all over the country are excited about traveling to Detroit to demonstrate just how important the Detroit Symphony is to the nation’s cultural life and to Michigan’s economic and educational environment,’ said Bruce Ridge, chairman of ICSOM, in a release. … Through ICSOM, musicians from around the country have contributed more than $100,000 to assist the DSO musicians and their families during their work stoppage, the national organization said.”

Posted November 17, 2010