Unionized stagehands embraced outside Carnegie Hall today after they ended a strike that netted them a new fulltime position at the storied performance venue.
Money was so tight at Carnegie Hall during the recession that even its stagehands took a hit.
Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike this weekend, hours before their first Saturday night concert of the 2012-13 season.
The season-opening gala is safe at New York’s Carnegie Hall, as musicians and management of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra reached a tentative deal Monday night to end a two-day strike.
A strike by Carnegie Hall stagehands, whose pay with overtime tops $400,000 a year, canceled the venue’s important season-opening concert tonight featuring the Philadelphia Orchestra, superstar violinist Joshua Bell and vocalist Esperanza Spalding.
"You've got to fit in with the demeanor of the team; these captains have a high standard."
- Carnegie Hall on Jun 14, 2013