Wednesday, July 11, 2012
London musicians playing for free
People are often shocked when I tell them how much the lowest paid players in such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony earn (over $100,000). After they have recovered from their shock, I point out to them that every orchestral musician is worth his/her weight in gold, and more. Which is why it is disturbing to learn that the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games is asking musicians to perform without pay.
Here is yesterday's article in The Telegraph, written by Ivan Hewitt: