US orchestra awards 8 percent pay increasemain
While Fort Worth and Pittsburgh are on strike to resist an imposed wage cut, musicians of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Maine have been offered jam today, jam tomorrow.
The musicians have signed a four-year deal, involving a four percent rise this year, and another four percent next.
That sows confidence.
The PSO is a fairly modest operation, running on $2 million a year. The music director is Robert Moody. The executive director is Carolyn Nishon.