POSTED: 1:46 p.m. HST, Apr 12, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. HST, Apr 12, 2011
The Symphony Exploratory Committee announced today it has reached a three-year agreement with musicians of the former Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.
Committee members approved the contract yesterday. Under the contract, full-time musicians will be paid $30,000 for 30 weeks in each of the next two years. Their salary will increase to $31,250 in the third year.
“This is the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Jonathan Parrish, spokesman for the musicians.
Last month the committee, a group of local business and civic leaders, obtained the orchestra’s assets with a bid of $210,000 at an auction.
Committee members will continue to explore venues for the musicians to perform, according to member Vicky Cayetano.
Musicians are slated to perform sometime in the fall.