Evelina Chao, a viola player in the St Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota, has written an open letter to the city’s mayor describing the crisis in its world-renowned orchestra.
The players’ contract expires at the end of next month and the board are seeking pay cuts of between 57 and 67 percent from each and every player. Several musicianshave sold their homes, sought jobs elsewhere or gone on extended leave. The future of the famed ensemble hangs in the balance.
Read Evelina’s article here.
UPDATE: More trouble in Atlanta.