Hartford Symphony’s management has announced, that it will shut down the orchestra if musicians do not accept $450,000 in wage concessions by midnight this Monday. Hartford Symphony is an orchestra based in Hartford, Connecticut. Meanwhile, Music Director Carolyn Kuan made known her willingness to reduce her salary corresponding to the cut the musicians have been asked to accept. « Given the urgency of the situation, I want to personally recognize the substantial cuts being asked of the musicians of the HSO and offer publicly to share their sacrifice by reducing my salary commensurately, » she wrote in a letter published Friday.

The management has stated that it cannot continue to consistently run deficits, and has been asking its 33 core musicians, who are all part time, to accept a 38 percent cut in pay, from about $23,000 to $15,000.

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