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Save Our BSO


Posted Dec. 21, 2018 An organization of some of our most loyal fans has been formed to help us in our quest for an equitable contract with the BSO.   Save Our BSO is helping to get our message out to the public, and to our board and management.  Read their…

Musicians’ Response to Board Chair’s Op-Ed


Posted Dec. 21, 2018 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Barbara Bozzuto asserted in a recent Op- Ed piece (“We need change to secure the orchestra’s future”) that the BSO management’s desire to “right-size” the orchestra is due to “expenses, which are spiraling and untenable.” However, a look at the pattern…

Letter to the Sun from ICSOM


Posted Dec. 21, 2018 To the Editor: Terry Meyerhoff Rubenstein and her family have been great supporters of the Baltimore Symphony. Families like hers, who support their hometown orchestra both financially and by attending concerts, are an integral part of the fabric that make our orchestras possible. We are indebted…

BSO Management Offers Drastic Cuts to Musicians


Press Statement 11-01-2018 Baltimore Symphony Musicians November 1, 2018  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Baltimore Symphony Management Offers Drastic Cuts in Latest Offer to Its Musicians Overview The BSO Musicians received an offer from the Baltimore Symphony management on Tuesday, October 30th. Tuesday was only the second negotiation meeting scheduled with management…

Baltimore Symphony Musicians Seek New Contract


Press Statement 10-29-2018 Baltimore Symphony Musicians October 29, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore Symphony Musicians Seek New Contract The Baltimore Symphony Musicians have been playing without a contract since the previous Collective Bargaining Agreement expired on September 9, 2018. This follows a period of instability during a series of transitions…

How I Wrote a Musical


Posted May 30, 2018 by Jonathan Jensen At the age of three, I was taken to see an outdoor performance of Madame Butterfly - or so I’m told. While I have no memory of this outing, I do recall going to many concert halls, theaters, and clubs while growing up…