We have to do everything we can to hold onto these musicians and hold onto our orchestra ... to figure out how we can be a part of the solution to make sure that we save this great orchestra. Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott. Read more here.

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces Enrique Mazzola as their new Music Director. Read more here.

Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern to step down in 2023. Read more here.

The BSO Musicians have filed unfair labor charges against the management of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read more here.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announces a new 3-day Women in Classical Music symposium. Read more here.

Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra's Executive Director Jonathan Parrish announces his departure. Read more here.

After 28 years at the podium, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta prepares to say goodbye. Read more here.

We thought we would reach an agreement on Monday, BSO Negotiation Committee co-chair Brian Prechtl said. I believe this is something that could be worked out in a single afternoon if that’s what management wanted to do. Read more here.

We expect talks to continue. We continue to work towards preserving the orchestra it has taken 103 years to build. Brian Prechtl, co-chairman of the BSO Players’ Committee. Read more here.

San Antonio Symphony musicians will see pay increase as organization continues to resurrect finances. Read more here.

San Francisco Symphony’s 2019 gala was their biggest night ever, raising more money for programs and education than even the centenary celebration. Read more here.

The musicians of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra report that, as the beginning of the new season nears, there has been no movement from management towards an acceptable contract offer. Read more here.

Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have made a major donation to the city’s music programs, including $1 million to The Cleveland Orchestra. Read more here.

ICSOM’S CALL TO ACTION swiftly reaches over $250,000 in SUPPORT of MUSICIANS of the BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Read more here.

ICSOM issues CALL TO ACTION in support of the members of the Baltimore Symphony. Read more...

Cleveland Orchestra

Cosi Fan Tutti, March 2010
Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

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Election results for the 2019-20 ICSOM Governing Board! Read more here

The 101st AFM Convention members wrote an emergency resolution regarding the members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ... read more.

Bruce Ridge authors book on ICSOM. Read more here.

COMPOSED: A documentary about performance anxiety and orchestra musicians. Read more here.

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Pension Fund Information:
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