Yannick has turned Montreal into a 2-orch town. Can Nagano’s heavyweight OSM compete?
Arthur Kapitainis asseses the odds in a new article, revealing a considerable discrepancy in musicians’ earnings:
The OSM is a salaried orchestra with 92 permanent positions (about a dozen of which are temporarily vacant). The 2019-20 minimum is $1,955 per week for a 46-week season (for a total of $89,930)….
(Yannick’s Orchestre Métropolitain) OM is a per-service orchestra with 58 musicians on its roster (who are joined by extras in larger repertoire). There is a guaranteed minimum amount of work, which Dupré says the orchestra inevitably surpasses by 50 per cent. Musicians are paid at a rate of $173.34 per service for OM presentations and the standard Guilde des musiciens rate for other events, for a typical annual total of about $32,000.
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