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June 21, 2014
Shreveport Symphony, musicians get new 3-year pact

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra musicians and management next week will sign off on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement.

Executive Director Lois Robinson says the musicians have ratified the agreement, which goes through the 2016-17 season. The board must ratify it too and next meets Wednesday.

Board President Libby Siskron tells The Times( ) the contract provides stability for the organization, as well as a pathway for growth in the orchestra's ability to produce concerts and educational opportunities throughout the region.

The contract includes modest pay increases for musicians along with a number of guaranteed services and increases in travel reimbursements.

"This new contract, along with the agreeable way in which it was reached, bodes well for thefuture of the organization," said Rick Rowell, chairman of the orchestra committee. "While the increases in pay for musicians are small, this contract demonstrates significant forward momentum in the effort to expand the effectiveness of the SSO in providing access to world's greatest music for an ever growing circle of music enthusiasts. This is something everyone in the Ark-La-Tex can celebrate."

Under the terms of the new contract, symphony management will have greater flexibility to respond to opportunities and create musical events, including educational programming for students throughout the area.

"I'm extremely pleased by the news," said music director, Michael Butterman. "This agreement reflects a unified vision and sense of common purpose that is shared by all members of the SSO team. With this in place, we will be better able to work cooperatively and plan strategically in our efforts to share the life-enriching experience of great music to everyone in Shreveport-Bossier."

The 2014-15 Shreveport Symphony season kicks off Sept. 20 with a concert featuring the symphonic poem, Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 performed by Tchaikovsky Competition Gold Medalist, Mayuko Kamio


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