At Nashville Symphony, tentative agreement between management and musicians

Posted on: August 19, 2013

“On the eve of a new season, the Nashville Symphony Association has reached a tentative agreement with the musicians union, although no details have been disclosed,” writes Walter Roche Jr. in Saturday’s (8/17) Tennessean (Nashville). “The agreement was acknowledged late Friday in a brief statement from the musicians union, Local 257 of the American Federation of Musicians. ‘The agreement is pending ratification by the members,’ the union said in a one-paragraph statement… The agreement was also acknowledged by symphony officials, who posted a notice to patrons on the symphony website late Friday. ‘We will share more information with you as soon as it becomes available,’ ” said Symphony Chairman Ed Goodrich and CEO Alan Valentine in a message at the orchestra’s website late Friday. “The orchestra’s old contract expired at the end of July. The tentative agreement comes on the heels of a last-minute deal that averted a foreclosure on the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The rescue came with the substantial financial assistance of Martha Ingram, a former board chairwoman. A company owned by Ingram now holds a $20 million mortgage on the concert hall and the $83.5 million balance on a bank loan has been erased…. The symphony’s new season is set to begin early next month.”

Posted August 19, 2013