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Richmond Symphony Ratifies Four-Year Contract

In December, Richmond Symphony announced the ratification of a new four-year musicians’ contract, which will run through August 23, 2022.

Under the new CBA, Richmond Symphony musicians, represented by Local 123 (Richmond, VA), will receive pay increases of 1.5% to 2.5% in each of the four years, ultimately bringing base annual salary to $36,847. Four full-time positions will be added over the life of the contract—principal tuba, second horn, and two positions yet to be determined—increasing the orchestra’s full-time complement from 37 to 41 members. Musicians have agreed to expand their role in supporting the orchestra’s fundraising and marketing efforts.

Richmond Symphony is in the final phases of a $12 million capital campaign. A portion of the funds raised in the capital campaign are earmarked to support the organization in carrying out various terms of the contract.

New Tent Lets Richmond Symphony Take Its show on the Road

 The Richmond Symphony has purchased a 70-foot outdoor performance tent after successfully completing its $500,000 Big Tent Initiative and winning a $500,000 challenge grant from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. The new tent will be in place by mid-August, allowing the organization to bring its 70-piece orchestra and 150-member chorus outside the walls of the Carpenter Theatre, in order to cultivate a greater, more personal connection with its surrounding community.