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Dallas Symphony Orchestra Sees Gains in New Contract


At the end of September, musicians of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra ratified a two-year contract that will be effective through August 2017.

Under the new agreement, annual base salary, previously $87,000, increases to $90,000 this season and will increase to nearly $93,000 in 2016-2017. Musicians will receive a one-time $750 bonus at the beginning of the 2016-2017 season. Orchestra size will increase from 82 to 86 members, if management is successful in raising $50,000 by summer 2017.

The contract also outlines changes to touring and travel rules, as well as changes to working conditions, such as the scheduling of optional services and services around holidays.