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Struggling Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ‘stands down’ all musicians

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has told its musicians that they will be stood down without pay next week, citing fears the organisation might not survive the...

The MSO will keep only “essential” employees on staff during the lockdown, MSO chair Michael Ullmer said in a letter sent to employees on Tuesday, and…

  • Nick Miller
  • The Age

However the MSO intends to bring back all employees including the musicians once the crisis is over, a spokeswoman said.

“Our overriding objective is to preserve this great organisation so that it can prosper into the future,” Ullmer said in the…

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