After Hope for New Contract, Orchestra Plans to Hire Replacement Players

The process of replacing the Louisville Orchestra musicians has begun. Orchestra management declared their intention to hire new players Monday, after yet another failed round of talks with the musicians. The two sides were close. On Friday, orchestra management said the musicians had agreed to sign all the players who haven’t left town for other […]

Opera, Musicians at Impasse Over Next Performances

The dispute between the Louisville Orchestra musicians and management has spilled over to the Kentucky Opera. The orchestra provides musicians for the opera, but without an orchestra contract, the opera has no easy means of securing players. Opera management and musicians reached an agreement for last month’s performances of Carmen, but talks for upcoming shows […]

Birman Discusses Orchestra Impasse

The already contentious talks between the Louisville Orchestra management and musicians have hit another snag. The musicians and management have rejected each other’s offers for a contract for the next five years, and neither side is eager to make further compromises. Their dispute comes down to ten musicians and three weeks. The management says the […]

Opera and Musicians Agree on Carmen Performance Contract

The Kentucky Opera and the local musicians union have reached an agreement for this month’s performances of Carmen. Musicians from the Louisville Orchestra typically accompany the opera, but the musicians are at am impasse with orchestra management over a contract for the next season. Orchestra concerts have been canceled through November. The agreement secures 51 […]