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E-mail letters to Allegro Editor Mikael Elsila or write to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036. Letters must be no more than 300 words. RE: JAMES LEVINE The e-mail sent out regarding James Levine’s suspension

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ALL LS-1 CONTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JAN. 15, 2018 FOR THE BENEFIT PERIOD THAT BEGINS MARCH 11, 2018 Only teaching (private and institutional) and/or solo, live engagements performed between July 1 and December 31, 2017 can be reported on

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Joseph (Joe) McGinty has been placed on the AFM International Unfair List at the request of Local 802 due to his engagement of musicians at rates of pay and under standards and conditions considered unfair and unacceptable in the industry. 

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Five useful concepts for a more diverse and inclusive orchestra
Almost 25 years ago, more than 100 leaders from every facet of the field put forth a bold vision: An American orchestra should be “responsive to and inclusive of its community” and “representative of the cultural and racial diversity of

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Our elected officials sound off about their musical tastes, the music in their district…and what instrument they wish they played! RAFAEL ESPINAL Councilmember Rafael Espinal represents District 37 in Brooklyn, comprising the neighborhoods of Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean

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A year ago, I wrote an article in Allegro called “When It Comes to Trump, Time Will Tell,” which detailed some of my concerns about the impending Trump presidency. Rather than enumerate all issues that worried me, I chose to

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Broadway veteran John Monaco reflects on his rich musical life and gives advice to the next generation
interview by Bob Pawlo
  John Monaco, a member of Local 802 since 1949, is a veteran of musical theatre. He has served as the musical coordinator for close to 75 Broadway musicals and played guitar and banjo on 40 more. An admirer of

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David Finck's musical journey is still taking him in new directions
interview by Bob Pawlo
  Music can only be described with words, but for David Finck, a member of Local 802 since 1981, music is a language all its own. “I hear music as a spoken language,” he says. “When I listen, I’m conscious

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Kim Roberts Hedgpeth
The Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund collects money for musicians. Specifically, when a musician provides services for a film, TV show or new media project under an AFM union contract, we identify, track and collect residuals for the use of

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Legal Corner
Harvey Mars is counsel to Local 802. Legal questions from members are welcome. E-mail them to hsmlaborlaw@harveymarsattorney.com. Harvey Mars’s previous articles in this series are archived at www.harveymarsattorney.com. (Click on “Publications & Articles” from the top menu.) Nothing here or

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For most musicians, achieving a successful career is about setting goals and accomplishing them – mastering an instrument and perfecting your craft, creating positive momentum in your career, and attaining a certain level of employment or professional status. When the

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Local 802 musicians have been busier than ever. On this page, we present photos of our members performing recent union gigs around the area. And remember – anytime you’re called to play a job, make a confidential call to Local

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TOM MCINTOSH Tom McIntosh, 90, a trombonist, composer, arranger and conductor, died on July 26, 2017. He had been a member of Local 802 since 1956. Mr. McIntosh studied at the Peabody Conservatory before serving in the 427th Army Band,

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Let’s face it,  many relationships formed in this profession come and go. I’m sure this rings true for those reading this. But I am so very thankful for the blessing and eternal joy of knowing guitarist Chuck Loeb, who died

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August 15, 2017 - September 26, 2017
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017 Meeting called to order at 11:04 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Brandford, Garnett, Sharman, Suttmann, Assistant to the President Bond. Minutes from August 8, 2017

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I joined Local 802 to pursue more performance work in Manhattan. Formerly a member of Local 16 in Paterson, New Jersey, I’ve been working more recently at the Manhattan School of Music pre-college program as a collaborative pianist and assistant

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After spending 12 years in the nonunion freelance music world, I finally joined “Eight Oh Two” – three words one hears a lot traveling around the country, which is how I’ve spent the past six years of my life, touring

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I  rejoined Local 802 upon returning to NYC after living in Virginia for 12 years, six years of which I was teaching flute and chamber music at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. My musical goal in NYC is to

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January '18
I usually have my car radio set to one of the two jazz radio stations in the New York City area. The music seems ageless, but the disc jockeys seem to be getting younger and younger. I suppose some of

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