Atlanta: Musicians are voting on new deal

Atlanta: Musicians are voting on new deal


norman lebrecht

November 08, 2014

Our deep throat in Georgia tells us that a tentative agreement has been being presented to the full orchestra.

It’s a 4-year deal, maintaining the orchestra strength at 88 and including small wage increases for the musicians.

Both side accepted the urgency of hiring a new CEO, and launching major fundraising and marketing initiatives.

It looks like the players scored most of the points at the final negotiating session.

If the vote is yes, play resumes this week with Vaughan Williams’s London Symphony.

atlanta symphony orch

UPDATE: The deal is

Weeks 42 (unchanged)
Compensation +6% over 4 years
Total players 88
Health care: Not much change


  • sdReader says:

    An excellent piece of music to restart with.

  • Sally Kann says:

    Play actually resumes with Beethoven 9 … which, coincidentally, Mr. Runnicles will also be conducting in Aberdeen that same weekend.

    An update to your settlement details: there is a new health insurance policy which has an employer contribution to an HSA.

    So we are all — ASO and ASOC — back at work come Monday.