On December 3, 2016, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 72-147 representing the musicians of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra agreed upon terms of a new four-year contract. You can read the entire joint press release here. The Musicians of the FWSO ratified the agreement on December 7, 2016.
Because of overwhelming public support, the Musicians were able to find a generous donor who stepped forward with a gift of $700,000, leading to a breakthrough in negotiations. “We are incredibly moved by the generosity which has made this agreement possible,” said Dan Sigale, FWSO Violist and Chairman of the Musicians’ Negotiating Committee. “We also thank all our supporters who have stood by us during these past several months. We look forward to returning to our regular performances and sharing great music with our great city.”