This is indeed welcome and timely news – as the orchestra is about to give its first performances in its new $259 million concert hall. And it comes at a time when some American orchestras are looking at pay-cuts just to stay alive.
I can remember when collective agreements were not so easily wrought in Canada – when orchestral strikes and lockouts were how the game was played. But perhaps architect Jack Diamond’s new hall is acting like a kind of aphrodisiac, with beneficial effects on both acoustics and good will.
© Colin Eatock 2011