Northwest Reverb - Reflections by James Bash and others about classical music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond
Friday, September 11, 2009
Oregon Symphony musician take pay cuts
Barry Johnson of The Oregonian has filed an article about the new contract that the musicians of the orchestra have accepted. The reduction in salaries and benefits has been expected because the orchestra has had to deal another seasonal deficit despite record breaking ticket sales. Administrative staff has been reduced and everyone, including conductors have taken a hit to the pocketbooks. Even guest artists fees have been renegotiated. It's a very tough time.