US orchestra votes to strikemain
Musicians of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in upstate New York have authorised a strike if they don’t get a pay rise before the year is out. It would be the first work stoppage in the history of the orchestra, founded in 1929.
Buffalo News reports that the 74 musicians are paid $9,230 for the nine-week season, with a housing allowance of about $6,000.
The music director is Rossen Milanov.