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CSO and Chicago Federation of Musicians reach tentative agreement

Via statement released today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Federation of Musicians announced they have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement under the auspices of FMCS mediators.

Details of the agreement will not be made public until both sides ratify the new contract later this week.

The musicians’ union old contract expired on Sept. 13. The CSO’s 2015-16 season, with music director Riccardo Muti, opened as planned on Sept. 17, while negotiations continued.