Just in: Boston settles its flute pay disputemain
Someone blinked. Not sure which side. The lawyers win, as usual.
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND ELIZABETH ROWE:
The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Elizabeth Rowe have successfully mediated the case involving Ms. Rowe’s lawsuit against the orchestra. While the details of the resolution are confidential, all those involved in the process are satisfied with the result.
The Boston Symphony continues to strive to be an industry leader in furthering the role of women at every level of the organization, including staff, management, and orchestra. Former BSO principal flutist Doriot Anthony Dwyer was a trailblazer when she joined the orchestra in 1952, the same year that the BSO became the first orchestra to implement a blind audition process. This process was designed to promote fairness and to address the issue of gender imbalance, among other issues, in orchestras throughout the country at that time.
In the same spirit of improvement and innovation it demonstrated more than six decades ago, the orchestra will continue to collaborate with musicians, staff, and other leaders in the field to accelerate the process of achieving gender parity. The BSO and Elizabeth Rowe look forward to continuing their shared commitment to artistic excellence at the highest level.