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Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Ratifies New Contract

A new contract for musicians of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (KSO) went into effect January 4. The agreement comes after a period of high tensions between musicians and management. Representing KSO’s musicians, Local 546 (Knoxville, TN) filed a labor grievance after the musicians were furloughed with less than a week’s notice in August.

Under the new CBA, musicians will be paid for 20 weeks at 80% of their previously contracted rate. The contract allows allows management to make personnel and programming changes on shorter notice. Musicians returned to the stage for rehearsals and performances on February 1.