Boston Symphony cuts to the bonemain
Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra have unanimously agreed to take a 25 percent pay cut through the end of August. The musicians have also agreed other restructurings of their time provision over the next two years.
Seventy full-time employees have been placed on furlough with health benefits, starting April 20.
Mark Volpe, BSO President and CEO, will give up half his base salary. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons will not be paid for cancelled performances. Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart will also take ‘a substantial cut’.
No decision has yet been announced about the Tanglewood Festival in August.