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Here is some recent news coverage.

August 2, 2019
‘It’s a knife fight.’ Here’s how 3 orchestras facing the same problems as the Baltimore Symphony bounced back
In the Baltimore Sun

August 2, 2019
Why is it so hard to keep an orchestra afloat? The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is not alone in its woes.
In the Baltimore Sun

July 29, 2019
Amid Lockout, BSO Musicians Bring Music To The Subway
On WJZ – CBS Baltimore

July 25, 2019
If no one else is going to play the subway piano, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians say they will
In the Baltimore Sun

July 22, 2019
Citing labor dispute, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra postpones fundraising gala; Renee Fleming won’t appear
In the Baltimore Sun

July 21, 2019
BSO, Other Cultural Organizations Getting Less Money From Baltimore County This Year
WYPR.ORG

July 17, 2019
Emails: BSO’s CEO offered script for Hogan to deliver state money
In the Baltimore Sun

July 12, 2019
Locked-Out Baltimore Symphony Musicians Continue Picketing Meyerhoff
WYPR.org

July 4, 2019
BSO musicians play Independence Day Extravaganza despite contract negotiations
On WBAL-TV

July 3, 2019
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t release funds for symphony, school construction, Baltimore youth jobs
In the Baltimore Sun

July 2, 2019
Can Baltimore Save Its World-Class Orchestra?
In the New York Times

Funds for Maryland school construction, BSO, youth jobs in doubt as Hogan considers whether to release money
In the Baltimore Sun

July 1, 2019
Former Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director Yuri Temirkanov backs players in bitter labor dispute
In the Baltimore sun

June 25, 2019
‘Shocked, mortified and horrified’ Noted former BSO music director David Zinman joins picket line
In the Baltimore Sun

June 25, 2019
BSO owed vendors $2.1 million as of April, nearly doubling amount owed 19 months ago
In the Baltimore Sun

June 21, 2019
BSO negotiating session ends without apparent progress
In the Baltimore Sun

June 18, 2019
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, musicians endure first work stoppage in 31 years. But they’re still talking.
In the Baltimore Sun

June 17, 2019
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians officially locked out
In the Washington Post

June 17, 2019
How the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra found itself in trouble
In the Baltimore Sun

June 16, 2019
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians protest Meyerhoff Symphony Hall lockout
In the Baltimore Sun

June 13, 2019
Baltimore County to host free July concert featuring BSO musicians; Hogan unlikely to release BSO fund
In the Baltimore Sun

June 5, 2019
‘I just want to work’: BSO musicians say threatened job cuts could disrupt lives, jeopardize needed healthcare
In the Baltimore Sun

June 3, 2019
BSO supporters call on Hogan to release funds
On the Baltimore Fishbowl  website

June 1, 2019
Legislative leaders call on Gov. Hogan to release funding for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
In the Baltimore Sun

May 31, 2019
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra abruptly cancels summer concerts
On Fox45 News

May 30, 2019
Musicians play on after Baltimore Symphony Orchestra cancels concerts, shortens season because of fiscal woes
In the Baltimore Sun

Feb. 28, 2019
McIntosh files bill to give Baltimore Symphony Orchestra $3.2M over two years, create study group on finances
In the Baltimore Sun

Feb. 25, 2019
City Council urges state legislators to increase funding for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
In the Baltimore Sun

In the Baltimore Business Journal:
“American Visionary Art Museum founder vows to fight for Baltimore Symphony musicians”

On Feb. 15th, WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall featured a discussion of the BSO’s current contract dispute.

Feb. 12, 2019
Here is a graph of salaries and sizes of the BSO vs. Peer Orchestras.

Jan. 16, 2019
In the Baltimore Sun
“BSO musicians’ contract extension expired late Tuesday”

Jan. 9, 2019
In the Baltimore Sun about our Basilica Brass Benefit Concert:
” At concert to rally BSO support, Martin O’Malley says, ‘Baltimore is a major league city’ ”

Jan. 9, 2019
In the Baltimore Post-Examiner
“Baltimore Symphony Orchestra pushing to cut musicians pay as it plays hardball with the union”

Jan. 16, 2019
In the Baltimore Fishbowl
“As contract expires, BSO management, musicians remain in stalemate over cuts”

Jan 16, 2019
In the Baltimore Business Journal
“Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians’ contract expires amid debate on major cuts”

Jan 16, 2019
In Baltimore Magazine
“BSO Musicians Face Uncertainty As Contracts Expire”

Here is some recent Opinion.

August 5, 2019
How can orchestras like Baltimore’s be fixed? 5 things we can learn from problems at BSO and elsewhere.
In the Baltimore Sun

July 25, 2019
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s musicians are not the problem
Opinion in the Washington Post

July 19, 2019
Poor management and a complicit board led to BSO’s financial woes
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

July 19, 2019
BSO concealed audits because management failed
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

July 16, 2019
A wish for something bold to jolt the BSO out of its crisis
Tim Smith’s Blog

July 17, 2019
The BSO should have been transparent about its financial crisis all along
Editorial in the Baltimore Sun

July 16, 2019
Lack of transparency is why BSO board must go
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

July 12, 2019
The Baltimore Symphony: Burning Gifts and Burning GIFs
Song Of The Lark blog post

July 11, 2019
Current BSO foundation board won’t be able to attract new funders
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

July 3, 2019
BSO Academy program among losers in lockout
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

July 1, 2019
BSO management is coercing musicians to take a bad contract
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

June 26, 2019
BSO musicians will soon take jobs other places
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

June 24, 2019
Detroit Symphony member: Learn from us; BSO can’t just cut season
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

June 20, 2019
Symphony wrong to ‘sell’ its most important asset
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

June  18, 2019
The Baltimore Symphony: Three Strikes And You’re Out
Song Of The Lark blog post

June  18, 2019
Fault poor endowment decisions, not musicians, for BSO’s woes
Letter to the Editor, Baltimore Sun

June 17, 2019
BSO leadership decisions damage symphony
Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun

June 1, 2019
Baltimore Symphony needs new leadership
Letter to the Baltimore Sun

June 1, 2019
It’s past time for a hard conversation about the BSO
Baltimore Sun Editorial

Mar. 2, 2019
Viewpoint: It may be too late to save the Preakness but not the BSO
In the Baltimore Business Journal

Mar. 2, 2019
Why the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Matters to Me.
On Facebook by a former Peabody Student

Feb. 28, 2019
A Celebration of the Baltimore Symphony Musicians with Maestro Leon Fleisher
In the Baltimore Post-Examiner

Jan. 14, 2019
How to ensure the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra stays a ‘major-league team’
In the Washington Post