*The Following Press Release Was Issued By NY Philharmonic*
New York Philharmonic Announces Musicians’ Salaries To Be Fully Restored to Pre-Pandemic Rates
The New York Philharmonic has announced the restoration of the Orchestra musicians’ salaries and seniority and overscale payments to their pre-pandemic levels. When COVID-19 shuttered New York City venues in 2020, NY Phil musicians and management agreed to significant reductions in pay in order to allow the organization to withstand an unprecedented 18-month period of concert cancellations. This announcement brings the minimum base salary back up to 100 percent of the 2019–20 season scale (i.e. $2,952.00 per week).
This restoration will be effective as of September 21, 2022, rather than with the conclusion of the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, on September 20, 2024. It was made possible by the Philharmonic’s improved financial position and its positive outlook for the coming seasons as it returns to a newly renovated David Geffen Hall in October.