The show will go on at Carnegie Hall.
Striking stagehands will return to work tonight for a performance of the American Symphony Orchestra as contract talks continue, said Carnegie Hall spokesman Matt Carlson.
Carnegie Hall canceled its opening-night concert yesterday after a strike was called by Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. The dispute is about whether stagehands’ work guarantees extend to a new, upstairs education wing.
With benefits and overtime, the five full-time stagehands Carnegie Hall employs earned an average of $420,000 in 2011 from working its three stages, according to the venue’s tax return.
The American Symphony Orchestra performs a program that includes Aaron Copland’s “Symphony for Organ and Orchestra” and will be conducted by Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College.
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