Agreement reached in Baltimore Symphony impasse

Sat Sep 21, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Management of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced Saturday that they have reached a tentative agreement with the orchestra’s musicians.

The one-year contract must be ratified by the orchestra’s board and the Musicians’ Association of Metropolitan Baltimore, Local 40-543. If it is accepted by both sides, the contract would save the imperiled season, ending management’s lockout of the musicians, which began on June 16.

Both sides agreed that all details of the agreement would be released only after it is ratified by both parties.

The news came after the BSO had canceled the free Season Preview Concert, already rescheduled for Saturday from its original date on September 14 because of the lockout.

Marin Alsop is scheduled to open the BSO subscription season on September 27 with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, Verdi’s La forza del destino Overture and the Voodoo Violin Concerto composed and performed by Daniel Bernard Roumain.

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