The 83 Milkwaukee Orchestra players were contracted to receive a pay rise next season. It would have raised their average remuneration from $59,250 to $63,500. But they have decided to pass on the rise in order to keep the organisation stable. Their decision will save $923,000 over three years.
In return, savings of quarter of a million dollars have been found in management costs. It sounds like everyone in the organisation is talking together in close harmony. Read more here.
Milwaukee’s music director is Edo de Waart. He used to be at Minnesota. Must be counting his blessings.