New three-year contract for Columbus Symphony musicians

Posted on: June 12, 2015

The Columbus Symphony Board, Columbus Symphony Orchestra Committee, and the Central Ohio Federation of Musicians Local 103 have agreed on a new, three-year contract that will go into effect September 1, 2015. The organizations state that the new agreement provides stability for the orchestra and the flexibility needed to better serve Columbus. The terms of the agreement were not announced. “The adoption of a multi-year contract is a shining example of the commitment of both musicians and board to provide certainty and financial stability for the future,” stated Lisa Barton, CSO Board chair. Columbus Symphony Music Director Rossen Milanov commented, “I am truly impressed by the cooperation of all parties to accomplish such quick and efficient negotiations. With the new agreement, we have a solid foundation for raising the artistic level of the CSO and expanding the impact of the music on the lives of Columbus audiences.” “This new agreement presents us with a framework for growth in excellence, and the ability to ensure the talented musicians of the CSO continue to call Columbus home,” said Betsy Sturdevant, principal bassoonist and chair of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra Committee. “Now we’re ready to focus our efforts on providing powerful musical performances for the central Ohio community.”

Posted June 12, 2015