A union leader told Reuters he was optimistic the two sides could reach a permanent deal by Friday. The dispute hangs on whether the stagehands – mostly prop-makers, carpenters and electricians – should have a role in a new educational wing that the Carnegie Hall Corp plans to open above the hall next year. The corporation wants to hire cheaper labor at the education wing. Negotiations with the union took an unprecedented turn on Wednesday when Local 1 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees decided to go on strike for the first time in the history of Carnegie Hall. However, when James Claffey, president of Local 1, emerged from negotiations on Thursday afternoon, he announced the union had agreed to pull down the picket line for the day, citing progress in the talks. “This is a goodwill gesture towards Carnegie Hall,” said Claffey, whose local has negotiated some of the most lucrative pay in the industry. He later said further progress had been made, and that even though picketing would continue, he hoped to reach a deal by Friday. Carnegie Hall’s five full-time stagehands make an average of $400,000 per year including benefits, The New York Times reported, citing the organization’s tax returns. Claffey said there were many more stagehands represented by the union who work only sporadically. “This dispute is not about those employees,” Claffey said. “This is about everyone else. These are middle class employees.” The strike forced Carnegie Hall to cancel a performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra with violinist Joshua Bell. The concert was part of Carnegie Hall’s opening-night gala, the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
Concert Series at The Frick Collection to Celebrate 75th Anniversary
The singers battle with the press and public over her image has been an epic one in recent weeks. Just over a month ago, she made headlines following an incident at a Fashion Week event in Tokyo in which she reportedly walked off stage when the crowd refused to, in her alleged words, shut the f**k up. Apple, 36, doesnt seem so out-of-character in the latest incident. Over an hour into the set, a fan in the first balcony shouted, Fiona! Get healthy! We want to see you in 10 years! Stereogum explains what happened next: Apple, understandably, looked aghast, then hurt, then furious. She unleashed a torrent of vitriol at the unseen member of the peanut gallery. I am healthy! Who the fuck do you think you are? I want you to get the fuck out of here. I want the house lights on so I watch you leave! The venue obliged and the offending fan left, but not without escalating. As she left, the heckler had a parting shot: I saw you 20 years ago and you were beautiful! As Apple reportedly became more emotional, The Oregonion reports that an unkind man also shouted, Youre a has-been! She then apparently said she was done, but muscled through Waltz (Better Than Fine) while sobbing. With only one song left scheduled for the set (I Know), she in tears, apologized and walked off, calling it a historically stupid night. Which is set, notably, to be the first of 15 nights in an October tour called Anything We Want. On the website for the Apple and Mills tour, the Largo-affiliated duo writes, Fiona Apple & Blake Mills (thats us), are doing a little tour as a duo. We know itll be something special, and we arent being coy here. Unfortunately, it seems the uncertainty that comes from beyond the stage (arguably about 96 percent of any given shows uncertainty quotient) is a bit less inspiring. Popular Articles
Today October 6 by BWW News Desk Tweet The Frick Collection presents its seventy-fifth anniversary season of classical music concerts in the elegant setting of the museum’s Music Room. Debuting in 1938, just three years after The Frick Collection opened to the public; the concert series is one of the most celebrated in New York City and has delighted thousands of visitors over the years with world-class performances ranging from solo recitals to chamber music groups to early music ensembles. The Music Room, built in 1935 as part of the transformation of the private mansion into a museum and the setting for concerts since then, conveys the atmosphere of a private salon, offering performers and attendees a uniquely intimate environment and impressive acoustics. During its distinguished history, the concert program has been recognized for the special niche it fills in the highly competitive and rich world of music performance in New York. The Frick has been host to major soloists and ensembles such as legendary instrumentalists Gregor Piatigorsky, Artur Schnabel, Josef Szigeti, and Wanda Landowska; vocalists Kiri Te Kanawa , Peter Pears, Kathleen Battle , and Elisabeth Soderstrom; and the Budapest, Amadeus, Tokyo, and Guarneri quartets. In recent years, it has become prestigious for European musicians to make their New York debuts at the Frick, notable examples being Ian Bostridge, Matthias Goerne, Felicity Lott, Pieter Wispelway, Julian Rachlin, Kate Royal, Yevgeny Sudbin, the Jacques Thibaud Trio, the Carmina Quartet, and Fretwork. The Frick has also become an important venue for performances on period instruments such as Jordi Savall with Hesperion XX, Richard Egarr (harpsichord), Andrew Manze (violin), and the Quatuor Mosaiques. Highlights of the 2013-14 season include return performances in honor of the seventy-fifth anniversary: violinist Augustin Hadelich; cellist David Geringas; the early music ensemble Trio Settecento; and baritone Wolfgang Holzmair. Debuts this year include Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya (winner of the 2007 Queen Elizabeth Competition); renowned Swiss recorder player Maurice Steger; the award-winning Meccorre Quartett from Poland; acclaimed Swiss pianist Olivier Cave; and the internationally recognized Minguet Quartett from Austria. The Frick concert series also has a long history of reaching audiences far beyond those present for performances. Since 1939 the concerts have been broadcast on the Municipal Broadcasting System, American Public Radio, and WNYC Radio. Currently, concerts can be heard on WQXR/National Public Radio.
Fiona Apple Leaves Concert In Tears – NewsOXY
The 28-year-old singer looked pretty as a picture in a figure-hugging floral dress with Peter Pan-style collar as she headed in to watch the musical event. Katy finished off her ensemble with black tights and heeled black boots, highlighting her slim waist with a thin black belt around her middle. Flirty in floral: Katy Perry looked cute in a patterned minidress as she supported John Mayer at his Hollywood Bowl concert on Saturday night Feminine style: Katy looked cute in the outfit, but toughened up her look with black tights and heeled boots Adding to her feminine look, Katy left her raven hair in loose curls, completing the look with a cute barette. According to reports, Katy was joined at the concert by her parents Keith and Mary Hudson, who were no doubt thrilled to be able to enjoy their daughter’s love’s talent – following her former marriage to controversial comedian Russell Brand. Katy’s night out comes as she gears up for the release of her new album PRISM on October 18th. But in a recent interview, Katy revealed she thinks a natural progression for her will be leave behind the cheeky pop and dance tunes she’s famous for. Instead, the musician – who did release one self-titled LP under her real name Katy Hudson before becoming Katy Perry – plans to make an acoustic record in the style of Big Yellow Taxi songwriter Joni Mitchell. Keeping things simple: Katy opted for a bronze smoky eye and wore her raven hair in loose curls Belting it out: John Mayer seen here performing earlier in the week Speaking to Billboard, Katy said: ‘I’ll probably turn into more of a Joni Mitchell. As I inch towards my 30s, I think my fourth record will be more of an acoustic guitar album.’ Although PRISM will be similar in style to her previous releases, Katy insists all the tracks are about her life, with By The Grace of God chronicling the suicidal thoughts she had after her marriage to Russell ended in December 2011. She said: ‘I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.’ PRISM is to be released on October 18.