Tuesday, September 23, 2008

...but the music has been saved

The Columbus Symphony announced yesterday that the Musicians and management have come to an agreement over the labor dispute.

Columbus Dispatch Article

The Musicians have taken "painful" cuts, but the music has been saved--as well as maintaining 53 full-time musicians. Now the only question is what the true cost of the cuts will be, and what impact they will have on the future and quality of the orchestra.

Briefly, the results of the agreement include:

> A roughly 25% pay cut
> A reduced season (from 46 to 38 weeks)
> Some performances will be held in Vets Memorial as opposed to the Ohio Theatre

...but the music has been saved.