SOS applauds the steps taken by the musicians today!
This offer to return to work immediately, under the framework of binding arbitration, shows strength and commitment to the organization.
Because the musicians took this step the audiences and musicians can return to Orchestra Hall and the DSO can begin generating revenue through ticket sales immediately. In addition the Woodward Corridor can again receive the benefit of an active and vital cultural institution.
The DSO can begin to regain credibility with their existing donors as well as many potential new donors. These new donors have been introduced to the DSO by the many outreach concerts that the musicians have presented during this impasse.
The entire community and the DSO organization can begin the difficult process of healing – nothing heals better than beautiful music performed by gifted musicians!
All this can begin next week if management agrees to binding arbitration.