Alan Valentine en Nashville Symphony Musicians Agree to Pay Cuts <p></p><p>The Nashville Symphony has reached agreement with the Nashville Musicians Association on a new one-year labor contract.</p><p>The pact reduces the pay of the musicians by 15 percent and is effective immediately.</p><p>The ratification comes after months of negotiations between the cash-strapped symphony and its performers. The pay cut is similar to that in total compensation imposed earlier upon members of the symphony administrative staff.</p><p>Violinist and union steward Laura Ross said the musicians ratified the contract because they believe their community role is important.</p><p>Symphony President &amp; CEO Alan Valentine said the organization is grateful for what he termed the musicians' "spirit of shared sacrifice." Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:41:09 +0000 Associated Press 36213 at Nashville Symphony Musicians Agree to Pay Cuts