Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra was placed on the American Federation of Musicians International Unfair List and AFM Local 47 Do Not Work For List earlier this month for failure to pay musicians according to industry standards.
A week later, as a direct result of these actions, Kaleidoscope was canceled for a high-profile engagement they were scheduled to do in Anaheim for the company Music Paradigm for an engagement historically conducted under union contract. Once the employer was made aware that Kaleidoscope would not guarantee fair wages and benefits to the musicians, they instead hired a Local 47 contractor to secure an all-AFM orchestra.
We are stronger together! If you are called for a non-union engagement, please submit a report to Local 47’s Anonymous Tip Line: 424-341-DARK (3275), bit.ly/darkdate
Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra has been placed on the American Federation of Musicians International Unfair List for failure to pay musicians according to industry standards.
The organization also appears on the AFM Local 47 Do Not Work For List.
If you are called for an engagement, please submit a report to Local 47’s Anonymous Tip Line: 424-341-DARK (3275), bit.ly/darkdate
AFM Local 47 has been in discussions with Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless chamber orchestra based in Los Angeles, to try and bring them into an appropriate AFM contract. Unfortunately they have not agreed to sign on to a union agreement.
Their next concert takes place Nov. 18, 2017 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. If you are contacted to perform with Kaleidoscope, please be aware that at this time it is a non-union date with no union contract protections. We recommend that AFM members not participate until such a contract is in place.
Any musician performing at a major venue like Disney Hall deserves to earn a fair wage and benefits in line with industry standard. By making orchestras available for dirt cheap, employers come to expect bargain rates that undermine musicians’ ability to pay their bills.
Members contacted to perform with Kaleidoscope are encouraged to alert the President’s office at 323.993.3181.