The Chicago Symphony Orchestra announced Sunday that it has agreed to a three-year contract with its musicians’ union to replace the agreement that expired Sunday.
The agreement must be approved by the CSO board of trustees and orchestra members at the Chicago Federation of Musicians.
NGO musicians struck for two days in September 2012 and for seven weeks in March and April 2019 before agreeing to a contract that stipulated a 13.25% wage increase over five years.
The details of the agreement will be announced once it is approved, the NGO said.
Retired lifelong music director Riccardo Muti will lead the CSO season-opening concert at Orchestra Hall on Sept. 21 and take the orchestra to New York to open Carnegie Hall’s season on Oct. 4.