June 28, 2022

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Board of directors vote to dissolve San Antonio Symphony due to lack of labor contract

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SAN ANTONIO – Even with ongoing labor negotiations and following a long time of performances, the San Antonio Symphony will quickly be no a lot more immediately after a unanimous vote from its board of directors.

The board introduced Thursday the dissolution of the symphony and claimed it will file for Chapter 7 individual bankruptcy.

“The property of the symphony now lie in the fingers of a trustee who will liquidate them, pay back what lenders remains, and near the doors,” the board stated in a assertion on its internet site.

The selection comes on the heels of an ongoing strike from symphony musicians that commenced in September 2021 right after an impasse was declared in agreement negotiations amongst the Symphony Culture of San Antonio and the nearby chapter of the American Federation of Musicians.

Equally sides struggled to strike a offer that features aggressive wages while also addressing the symphony’s economic struggles that have persisted for several years.

Labor negotiations commenced in January of 2021, and the past bargaining session was held on March 8, 2022.

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It was through the previous session that the Union “declined to return to the bargaining desk, despite attempts of federal mediators and the Symphony,” in accordance to the board of directors’ assertion.

“The Musicians’ Union has manufactured it apparent there is no prospect of the resumption of negotiations, absent the Board agreeing to a funds that is thousands and thousands of bucks in surplus of what the Symphony can manage. The absence of a labor deal has efficiently pressured the Symphony to shutter its functions.”

The board of directors credited hundreds of its musicians and administrative team that have been a part of the symphony given that its founding.

They also gave thanks to the Town of San Antonio, state and federal governments and a lot more for their guidance for the symphony more than the several years.

“The Symphony would not have survived thus far without the generous guidance of the noble civic leaders of Bexar County, the Metropolis of San Antonio, and the State and federal governments. Non-public firms, foundations, and endowments from San Antonio and outside of have lent their help and encouragement for which we are certainly grateful,” the board of directors’ assertion explained.

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“As we near, we increase a remaining vote of many thanks to you, the symphonic music lovers and generous donors and supporters who have sustained the Symphony given that its founding in 1939.”

You can master much more about the symphony, or study the total assertion from the board of directors below.

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