I’d like to begin this month’s column with applause for Broadway musicians, who create so much theatrical magic that they were recognized at this year’s Tony awards. It goes without saying that Broadway wouldn’t be Broadway without live music. Congratulations
It has been said here before, but it bears repeating that the AFM pension remains perhaps the best benefit that our years of collective bargaining with employers offers. And in spite of the fact that the pension payout multiplier has
The Brooklyn Philharmonic (pictured above at an outdoor concert last year) is being sued by composer Nathan Currier over its alleged failure to finish a 2004 performance of the composer’s piece “Gaian Variations” at Lincoln Center.
Last year I shared the story of my parent’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and so many of you responded with such generosity. Your iPod donations have brought such joy to those suffering from this horrible disease. As you might recall, I
The art of street performance, or busking, is something many musicians have experienced at some point. New York City’s public parks have long played host to musicians of all stripes, whether they just came out for a chance to play
For the grasping managers of corporate America – and the institutions their wealth dominates – no workers deserve dignity, not even the most amazingly accomplished. What do bank executives who make $19 million a year do in their spare time?
IT’S PART OF THE GIG: Whether or not we planned for it, teaching eventually becomes a part of most musicians’ careers. We trained ourselves to play music, but how do we actually learn how to be good teachers? Allegro asked
The Musicians’ Voice is an open forum for discussion about the state of union affairs. The letters here do not necessarily express the views of Local 802. E-mail letters to Allegro@Local802afm.org or write to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West 48th
Orchestra of St. Luke’s is helping to sustain the next generation of live music lovers. Photographer Walter Karling captured the orchestra rehearsing at The DiMenna Center for the recent Link Up concerts presented by Carnegie Hall’s education program. Over a
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra recently presented a stylish selection of waltzes, foxtrots and ballads at a free outdoor concert at the World Financial Center. Audience members kicked up their heels and danced to Johann Strauss, Irving Berlin and other great
The Riverside Symphony is investing in the future of music education. For over 10 years, the symphony has produced a unique music curriculum that many teachers utilize. Students learn about 16 major music compositions, then come together for a fabulous
Tuesday May 7, 2013 Meeting called to order at 11:15 AM. Present: President Gagliardi, Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President O’Connor, Executive Board members Brandford, Cranshaw, Dougherty, Hyde, Schwartz, Sharman. Minutes from April 30, 2013 reviewed. It was moved
Lilo Kantorowicz Glick Lilo Kantorowicz Glick, 98, a Local 802 member since 1941, died on June 3 in her home in North Bennington, Vermont. In an 80-year teaching and performing career as a violinist, she conducted master classes at Stanford
Why did I join Local 802? I was asked at the last minute to sub for the sub for the Springfield Symphony’s holiday concert last winter, and there was absolutely no way I would have ever passed up the opportunity
The office of the Musicians’ Assistance Program is your one-stop shop for musicians’ health. We offer counseling – both one-on-one and in groups – as well as information on all kinds of social services, including health insurance, housing, food stamps
Humor has always appealed to me. I had funny parents, and we laughed a lot while I was growing up. And it was humor that drew me into my early appreciation of jazz. As a schoolboy, I was astounded by