The musicians of Orchestra Nova are highly versatile and capable of performing virtually any kind of music required of them. From Baroque music to a world premier portraying surfers and ocean waves, we utilize our diversity to produce exciting experiences for our audiences that reflect our fresh take on music of all styles. Our rich history as an orchestra is evidenced by the trust we exhibit in our music-making together. We share a common interest in fully expressing ourselves through the music we present to make your concert experience as exciting as possible.
CONNECT WITH US This website helps us to bridge the gap between our audience and the musicians of Orchestra Nova. We look forward to communicating directly with you and hearing your comments and ideas. You can keep up with the most current news regarding our negotiations, get to know us better, and hear what musicians are saying. We appreciate your listening ear, both here and in the concert hall, and we thank you for your continued support.
History. Orchestra Nova San Diego, formerly known as the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, has had a 28 year collective bargaining relationship with Local 325, American Federation of Musicians. Professional musicians employed by Orchestra Nova are members of Local 325.
In the last round of negotiations three years ago, Orchestra Nova was experiencing a financial crisis. In a spirit of concessionary bargaining calculated to assuage Nova's financial woes, the loyal musicians who constitute the core ensemble of the Orchestra agreed to a 3-year wage freeze... read more
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Orchestra Nova CEO - Beverly Lambert - posted a statement on OrchestraNova.org that obfuscates the issues surrounding our negotiation. Due to the prevalence of falsehoods contained in her statement it is important to Nova musicians that our supporters have access to the facts. read more
On Friday October 26th, Orchestra Nova announced the cancellation of its entire 2012-2013 season. Nova management cited the resignation of their conductor, Jung Ho Pak, and an impasse in negotiations with AFM Local 325 as the reasons impacting this decision. While Local 325, American Federation of Musicians and the orchestra players’ committee remained willing to work on an agreement that would be fair and mutually beneficial, Nova’s decision to close the doors represented a sad and final statement that any compromise on outstanding bargaining issues was out of the question... read more