New three-year contract for Harrisburg Symphony musicians

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Pennsylvania’s Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra has announced a new three-year musicians contract through August 2019. The agreement, ratified on September 30, incorporates increases in musician compensation, including base scale for rehearsals and concerts, per diem, and cartage. Contributions to the musicians’ pension plan will remain the same. Language governing work rules was revised to eliminate ambiguities and bring dated language into compliance with current practice. Said percussionist Chris Rose, chairman of the Orchestra Committee, “This agreement will help us forge an even more productive relationship with Music Director Stuart Malina, the management and the community.” Executive Director Jeff Woodruff said, “This is the third contract negotiation with the musicians that I have been involved in here in Harrisburg. Again, in spite of the complexities and potential pitfalls of the contract talks, the discussions went quickly and smoothly. We will always have a lot of work to do to build a stronger, better orchestra. This agreement will help us do just that.”

Posted October 4, 2016