OCSM Resolution: Save the Hartford Symphony

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The following resolution was passed by Delegates to the

2015 OCSM/OMOSC Conference:


OCSM Resolution: Support for Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Whereas, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra represents over 70 years of live, symphonic music of the highest quality; and

Whereas, the musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra face proposals from management including draconian reductions in service guarantees and approximately 40% in pay cuts; and

Whereas, this same proposed contract would commit HSO musicians to remain available for services their management cannot guarantee will take place or be paid, curtailing their ability to earn an income; and

Whereas, in trying circumstances, OCSM/OMOSC Musicians have historically supported our colleagues in ICSOM and ROPA orchestras; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Delegates to the 2015 OCSM/OMOSC Conference affirm the importance of maintaining live symphonic music in Hartford, Connecticut; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Delegates join with our ROPA colleagues in urging the management of the Hartford Symphony to provide a fair and equitable agreement on wages and working conditions so that its musicians can continue to support their families and maintain their high level of performance.


Adopted by OCSM/OMOSC Delegates, August 11, 2015.

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