Allegro

Currently Browsing: February, 2018

The following essay was submitted anonymously by a member of Local 802: I want to support Camille Thurman for coming forward and speaking her truth in the December issue of Allegro, and I would like to add my voice to

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The Women’s March on NYC brought together musicians, activists and New Yorkers of all kinds. Below are the thoughts of several Local 802 members about why they marched… We marched for women and all people. We marched for a more

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RODNEYSE BICHOTTE Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is a Democrat representing District 42, which includes the communities of Ditmas Park and Flatbush in Brooklyn. First elected in 2013, Assemblymember Bichotte is the first Haitian-American woman elected to office in New York City

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Local 802's record of standing up against racism
Jacob Goldberg
As we celebrate Black History Month this year, we gain insights – and perhaps some inspiration – from the union’s history. In 1939, Marian Anderson, one of the great opera singers of her decade, attempted to stage a concert at

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Member to Member
Marvin Moschel
Like millions of other American workers, I am horrified by the tax law passed by the Republicans and I hope we can elect a Democratic congress this year. The Democratic Party must fight more effectively against the new tax law.

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Katreese Barnes is always searching, always growing, and always staying on top
Interview by Bob Pawlo
Not many musicians can say in one lifetime that they’ve sung background for Sting, played saxophone for D’Angelo, and served as the pianist and music director for “Saturday Night Live.” If you don’t know Katreese Barnes by name, you certainly

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The future of public sector unions is in the hands of the Supreme Court
Harvey Mars, Esq.
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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The Broadway League finds that more young people are buying tickets to shows than ever before
Who actually attends a Broadway show? That’s the question that the Broadway League attempts to answer each year when it releases its annual demographics report. The latest report finds that  more New Yorkers attended a Broadway show than in any

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MET Orchestra Musicians play a 'musical read-aloud' joined by special guest Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Live music sounds best when it’s shared. In late January, members of the MET Orchestra were joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer at the New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Branch in Harlem to perform a free “Musical Read-Aloud”

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JOSEPH CIPRIANO Joseph Cipriano, 91, an alto saxophonist who also played clarinet, flute and piccolo, died on Dec. 24. He had been a member of Local 802 since 1951. Mr. Cipriano was born in Philadelphia but his family moved to

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Local 802's new referral site
  It’s like making your own website for FREE! Local 802’s new online musician referral directory at www.NewYorkMusicians.com gives you the opportunity to create or enhance your digital presence. Promote your services on two different profile pages. Create an individual

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October 3, 2017
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017 Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by President Gagliardi. Present: Financial Vice President Olcott, Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Dougherty, Garnett, Hyde, Namkung, Sharman, Suttmann. Minutes from September 26, 2017 reviewed. Executive Board

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Write to Allegro, Local 802, 322 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036, or send by e-mail contact form. Letters must be no more than 300 words. COMMENT ON THE PENSION FUND This 86-year-old has been receiving the same never-increasing

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Julie Lawrence
I joined Local 802 to connect with other like-minded musicians in New York and contribute to the thriving arts scene here. I’ll be graduating with my DMA soon, so now is a good time to join. My passion is playing

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Nick Wilders
I joined Local 802 after I was hired as the associate conductor/keys 2 player for the second national tour of “Jersey Boys.” I’m currently traveling North America with a dynamic group of performers, crew members and management. My favorite thing

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Tim Wiencis
I am proud to say that I am now a member of Local 802. My musical friends have described how they’ve benefited over the years from their association with the union – including being listed in the Local 802 directory

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Peter Douskalis
I joined Local 802 because I had the amazingly fortunate opportunity to sub on the Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen.” I love to make music that inspires people as well as incites progress and radical change for social justice through

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Eli Chalmer
I moved back to NYC in January 2017 after playing trombone in the show band on a short cruise ship contract. Before that, I had a full-time non-music career for eight years. I had been playing professionally on the side

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Daniel Linden
I originally joined Local 802 when I moved to NYC from Boston, after another musician recommended I sign up. At the time, I had few connections but knew I wanted to be a part of the diverse and exciting musical

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February '18
This note from Local 802 member Sarah Seiver was published in the New York Times “Metropolitan Diary” in December: Dear Diary, When I was born, my brother thought I looked like a doll. He nicknamed me Dolly. It stuck. My

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