Editors To Symphony: Don’t Let It End Like This

The Houston Chronicle editorial board has weighed in on the bitter dispute between the Houston Symphony Soiety and the orchestra’s musicians. “The symphony management promises to present a five-year plan for artistic growth and financial stability in May, but the society demands that the musicians accept its final offer of reduced pay and benefits by Saturday. This precipitous ultimatum might reflect the symphony’s dire financial state, but surely the final hour can wait until the society has a plan to climb out of its hole – a plan the musicians might be willing to accept and aid… Once that compromise is reached, it will fall to Houstonians to give the Houston Symphony the same generous and enthusiastic support they give to rodeos and ball games.”