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Daily Independent: Phoenix Symphony, musicians agree to new contract

June 27, 2023

The Phoenix Symphony and its musicians have agreed to a new one-year contract

The Phoenix Symphony and its musicians, members of Professional Musicians of Arizona, American Federation of Musicians, Local 586, announced agreement on a new contract.

The Symphony’s Board of Directors approved the new contract at its June 26 meeting and musicians voted in support of the contract on June 24.

The one-year agreement extends through Nov. 2, 2024,  reflects a performance season of 35 weeks and includes a 2.5% increase in weekly compensation along with establishment of an insurance task force comprised of musicians, board members, and management leadership that will have primary, but not sole, focus on health insurance.

“The Phoenix Symphony is at a turning point in its history, and the progress we make in the next year will be of vital importance,” said President and CEO Peter Kjome. “I appreciate the productive and collaborative conversations with our musicians as we work together with our Board to chart the course toward a bright future for our great orchestra.”

Musicians’ lead negotiator Mark Eatherage, who is the symphony’s associate principal violist, said the musicians were encouraged by the agreement.

“This is an important step as we seek to advance our symphony orchestra, its programs, and its people,” he said.

Contract talks revolved around objectives related to artistic excellence, community engagement, and education, supported by expansion of the orchestra’s family of audience members and donors, officials said.

“This new contract will help us continue working together to reach new audiences and serve our diverse community while supporting a healthy business environment,” said said Board Chair Adam Goodman.

Lon Babbyi Immediate past board co-chair and Contract Review Committee chair, said the agreement will help the symphony continue and grow.

“This agreement will help our organization focus on the future and make essential progress with the support of our community,” he said.

The Phoenix Symphony announced its 77th season in April. Season subscriptions for 2023-24 are available at


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