Frank Byrne http://kcur.org en A New Contract For Kansas City Symphony Musicians http://kcur.org/post/new-contract-kansas-city-symphony-musicians <p></p><p>It’s been called a "tumultuous time" for orchestras across the United States with labor disputes leading to strikes and lockouts. But the <a href="https://www.kcsymphony.org/">Kansas City Symphony</a>, the city’s largest performing arts organization, announced a new three-year contract Friday with musicians signed a year ahead of schedule.</p><p>The Symphony's executive director Frank Byrne says work started on the contract in January 2013, about 18 months before the expiration.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 39642 at http://kcur.org A New Contract For Kansas City Symphony Musicians Big Tuba Turnout At This Year’s Tuba Christmas http://kcur.org/post/big-tuba-turnout-year-s-tuba-christmas <p><a href="http://www.tubachristmas.com/" target="_blank">Tuba Christmas</a> was founded by Harvey Phillips, a Missouri native, more than 30 years ago.&nbsp; It brings tuba and euphonium players together once a year to play a concert of traditional holiday songs for the season.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:50:00 +0000 Zack Lewandowski 29070 at http://kcur.org Big Tuba Turnout At This Year’s Tuba Christmas