Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

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It looks like the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s labor dispute may be coming to an end. KSO musicians filed an unfair labor practice charge against the symphony in May after the symphony changed rehearsal times without consulting its musicians. On Tuesday, the symphony agreed to withdraw those changes. 

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musicians filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge last month after the symphony changed the rehearsal schedule for its Symphonic Series.


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Rhino Media

On June 3, around 80 first- through sixth-graders will celebrate five years of Kalamazoo Kids In Tune by taking the stage in Chenery Auditorium to perform themes from masterworks by Mozart to Mussorgsky. Conductor Eric Barth and Liz Youker, Kalamazoo Symphony vice president of education and community partnerships, talk about the program's progress after five years.


Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

The union representing Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra musicians has filed an Unfair Labor Practice Charge. Kalamazoo Federation of Musicians Local 228 says in its complaint to the National Labor Relations Board that the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra negotiated in bad faith by changing rehearsal times after the two sides had reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. 

Tubist Robert Whaley has performed for 50 of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's 95 seasons, and he's looking forward to season 96. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, he marked the occasion by telling stories about some of the experiences he's had over the years as a symphony musician.


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