N.C. Symphony to take a pay cut

Posted May 11, 2010 7:54 a.m. EDT

— For the second time in a year, the musicians union representing players in the North Carolina Symphony agreed to a pay cut to help with the organization's financial picture.

Most members will see their pay cut 15 percent over the next two fiscal years as the symphony attempts to dig out of the hole left by the recession.

Conductor Grant Llewellyn agreed to a 10 percent cut, the symphony said.

Musicians saw their pay cut 17 percent in July 2009 after the organization's budget was cut from from $14.1 million to $11.9 million, according to the Director of Communications Jeannie Mellinger.

David Worters, president and CEO of the symphony, took a 30 percent pay cut last year.