More than a hundred recording musicians packed the 802 Club Room on May 11 in an historic face-to-face meeting with the International Executive Board of the AFM. The meeting was called by Local 802 in response to recent policy modifications
Local 802 and AFM Local 47 (Los Angeles) recently teamed up to fight the use of the virtual orchestra machine at the Nederlander’s Pantages Theatre in L.A. At the center of the fight is Realtime Music Solutions, the company that
Doug Caine is a member of Local 47. He is also the special assistant to Hal Espinosa, the president of Local 47. This article originally appeared in Overture, the newspaper of Local 47, and was edited for Allegro. My union
In the beginning there was music, and it was good. At times though, the music was lonely. So music found theatre and they intertwined, sharing their unique styles of expression to become a new manner of storytelling. The contemporary art
In a flurry of activity, nearly all the remaining major freelance orchestras have reached tentative agreements with Local 802. Those orchestras are the American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Long Island Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, Riverside Symphony and Bronx Arts Ensemble.
The new owner of the Plaza Hotel and union workers reached a tentative deal on April 14 to preserve the landmark hotel’s Grand Ballroom, Palm Court, Oak Bar and hundreds of guest rooms, reported the New York Times. Since January,
Music makes the world go round, and we at NYC & Company are hoping the world will be inspired to visit New York with the release of “New York: For the Time of Your Life,” an original tune to promote
Emile Charlap has been contracting for about 50 years. He has been a member of Local 802 since 1940 and is an honor member. In addition to being a contractor, he is also a trumpeter, copyist and arranger. He was
The spice of any picket line is live music. Local 802 member Bill Ware and Groove Collective lent some energy to striking teaching and research assistants at Columbia on April 20. “We’re on strike to win the basic right to
June is Gay Pride Month, and revelers in the various pride celebrations throughout the world are asked to celebrate pride heritage. This means celebrating all those things that make being gay a joyous state rather than a painful condition. Unfortunately,
The Anne Walker Scholarship Fund has awarded three scholarships for the coming academic year, to help 802 members or their children pursue studies in music. Below are profiles of the winners. As usual, next year Allegro will print application information
Local 802 and MPF, in conjunction with the Time’s Square Alliance and Bryant Park Restoration Corp., are sponsoring several events this summer. Here’s the lineup… Duffy Square (near the TKTS booth) Tues., June 14 Wed., June 15 Thurs., June 16
DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC To the Editor: Bravo to Joan Acocella for going out of her way to extol the virtues of live music in her dance column in the New Yorker issue of May 9, 2005. After favorably reviewing
RENT HIKE LOOMS CLOSING THE HEALTHCARE DIVIDE THE GAMBLE ON SOCIAL SECURITY RENT HIKE LOOMS On May 3, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board recommended increases for the city’s one million rent-controlled apartments. Although the board has the power
A major club date employer has paid nearly $8,000 as part of a settlement with Local 802 and the pension fund. The settlement covered contributions that the employer failed to make on behalf of 24 individuals in 2001 through 2004.
Merce Cunningham Dance Company. 802 has reached an agreement with the dance company covering a week of performances of a composition entitled “Ocean.” This engagement will employ a minimum of 112 musicians from July 11-16. “Ocean” was last performed in
Gateway Playhouse. An unfair labor practice charge filed recently by Gateway Playhouse against Local 802 for allegedly bargaining in bad faith has been dismissed by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board. The charge was filed when 802’s
Cecil M. Greaves – Piano Bonnie Hartman – Cello Pearcy Heath – Bass Simon Karasick – Trombone Samuel Krachmalnick – Piano/Conductor Raymond Kunicki – Violin Edmund Kurtz – Cello Larry Laurenzano – Trumpet Arnie Lawrence – Saxophone David Raksin –
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2005 Meeting called to order at 11:15 a.m. Present: Financial Vice President Blumenthal, Executive Board members Babich, Gagliardi, Gale, Landolfi, Schaffner, Shankin, Weiss, Controller Bogert and Jazz Advisory Committee Liaison Owens. President Lennon excused on union business.
Joe Rutkowski graduated as a clarinet major from Mannes College in 1976, and took a summer job as custodian at the college, as did an oboe major who had graduated a year earlier. They both had teaching positions that began