Musicians of the Nashville Symphony, furloughed since June, will receive a $500-a-week stipend, and have agreed in return to perform in community concerts and other activities.
The agreement between the orchestra’s administration and the musicians’ union local, which runs from Jan. 3 until July 31, was underwritten by Amazon and Nissan. The level of corporate support was not disclosed.
“This agreement represents a vital first step in bringing the Nashville Symphony back from one of the most monumental challenges it has faced,” Pamela Carter, chair of the Nashville Symphony board, said in a news release. The orchestra, which has lost more than $10 million since cancellation of concerts in March, does not plan to resume regular programs until next season, William Williams of Nashville Scene reports: