Allegro

Currently Browsing: November, 2018

President's Report
In mid-October, Local 802 became aware that the Manhattan Symphonie was hiring musicians to appear throughout a three-hour broadcast of “Fox and Friends.” Fox is not a signatory to the AFM Basic Cable agreement. No agreement was filed for this

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Electronic Music Committee
The Electronic Music Committee was formed as a think tank to collect data and start a meaningful conversation about the usage of electronics on Broadway. The EMC consists of industry professionals representing a wide cross section of the Broadway community,

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Financial Vice President's Report
As we continue negotiating with the New York Pops, the ASO, St. Luke’s, the ACO, and others, both our employers and Local 802 are facing three main challenges Most musicians in the concert field are aware that many of our

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What does this mean for musicians and how can you sign up?
Renata Marinaro
Do you need health insurance, but don’t have enough union health contributions to get on one of Local 802’s health plans? If so, we’d like to remind you that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is still active and can be

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Welcome to the third in a series of articles from the Communications Subcommittee of the Local 802 Executive Board (Bud Burridge, Sara Cutler, Martha Hyde and Wende Namkung). Our mission is to expand direct communication between musicians and their representatives

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For part of our promotion of the Jazz Mentors Student Jam, Local 802 allowed me to take over its Instagram feed. For 24 hours, I was able to log into the union’s account and take people on a journey throughout

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Presented below are the statements of all candidates for Local 802 offices who submitted their statements to Allegro by the deadline. As per the election rules, “all candidates were afforded the right to submit statements and photos in accordance with

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Michael Hopewell
After many years as a music director and pianist, my dream is to play in Broadway and Off Broadway pits, as I’m sure it is for so many. Until then, I want to earn my NYC cred by playing benefits,

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Ian Miller
I joined Local 802 specifically to take on professional musical theatre gigs, and to become a more active member in the professional music community here. My goal is to be a music director on Broadway while maintaining the variety of

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Gail Bauser
I’ve been a union member since I first began performing with the Florida Philharmonic. As an active cellist in the Western New York area, I am currently a member of the Buffalo and Niagara Falls locals as well as Local

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W. Bryan Lammers
I joined Local 802 because in the current political climate, it is more important than ever to support the labor movement. Unions are responsible for all of the fair labor practices that most workers enjoy every day. I recently ran

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Juliette Jones is stratching boundaries and building new landscapes
Interview by Bob Pawlo
Juliette Jones, a member of Local 802 since 2009, is a multi-genre acoustic and electric violinist who has worked with Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, Hans Zimmer, Justin Timberlake, Toshi Reagon, Lizz Wright, Pharrell, Common, Frank Ocean,

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Legal Corner
Harvey Mars, Esq.
Musicians in the Greater Bridgeport Symphony have lost a case that puts other Connecticut workers in the cross-hairs. We need to fix the situation. Harvey Mars is counsel to Local 802. Legal questions from members are welcome. E-mail them to

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Dress Rehearsal at Carnegie Hall
David Gilbert conducted the Senior Concert Orchestra at its annual recital at Carnegie Hall in October. The ensemble is composed of the most experienced professionals in New York City, many of them former musicians with the New York Philharmonic, MET

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LILLIAN BERTOLINO Lillian I. Bertolino, 92, a violinist and a member of Local 802 since 1943, died earlier this year, on March 5. At 13, she was the winner of the New York Philharmonic Society Violin Scholarship and earned the

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June 12, 2018 - June 26, 2018
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 Meeting called to order at 11:05 a.m. by Financial Vice President Olcott. Present: Recording Vice President Schwartz, Executive Board members Cutler, Dougherty, Hyde, Namkung, Olness, Sharman, Chief of Staff Carroll. President Gagliardi absent on union business.

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November '18
The high school band that I was a member of in Kirkland, Washington during the early 1940s prided itself on its musicianship. We had a challenge system that the director had set up. If you felt that you could play

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