US orchestra lays off 76 musicians, 19 staff, 2 conductorsmain
The Oregon Symphony has stopped paying its musicians and staff.
Health benefits will continue for musicians, but will end for staff after 3 months.
The decision was announced to the orchestra as it gathered for a rehearsal of Berio’s Sinfonia.
This was to have been the final season under music director Carlos Kalmar.
Our pals in Oregon say some of the musicians fear they may lose their homes.