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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors Ratifies Collective Bargaining Agreement with its Musicians

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Kalamazoo, MI - September 13, 2016 The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has ratified the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with its musicians. The Kalamazoo Federation of Musicians – Local 228 submitted the contract to its musicians last month, which was followed by a vote to ratify. Management submitted the contract to the Board of Directors for ratification at its first meeting of the season; today, September 13, 2016.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra Applauds Kalamazoo Symphonic Musicians’ Summer Park Concert Initiative


Kalamazoo, MI July 20, 2016 - The Kalamazoo Symphonic Musicians, an organization that includes musicians of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra living in our area, have taken it upon themselves to offer a free summer afternoon concert in Bronson park on Friday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m. “We applaud this initiative,” said Peter H. Gistelinck, President & CEO of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. “Not only is the return of the Summer Park Concerts an important goal in the KSO’s Strategic Plan, but the fact that our musicians have now taken it upon themselves to initiate this concert and are volunteering their time, is incredible. Especially during their annual vacation month of August, which is the month in which the KSO cannot plan any concerts for them.”

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