Five years ago Monday, we took a 13.5% cut to help with the symphony’s bottom line. What management is now requesting amounts to a cumulative 22.8% cut since 2010 adjusted for inflation. FWSO management insists we accept these severe cuts, yet they still have not produced a comprehensive fundraising plan to support Fort Worth's world-class symphony.
Balancing the budget on the backs of the musicians is unconscionable. Our community deserves the critically-acclaimed orchestra that musicians and civic leaders have spent decades building.