Local 802 of Musicians Union Gets New Prexy in David Lennon

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David Lennon has succeeded Bill Moriarity as the president of Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians which includes Broadway musicians.

Moriarity's last year at the union local was the most tumultuous in his long career as president. Failed negotiotions with the League of American Theatres and Producers over the minimum number of players required in Broadway's orchestra pits led to a paralyzing four-day strike last March. Though minimums were eventually reduced, the agreement was widely views as a victory for the union, which had fought the producers' desire to eliminate minimums altogether. Lennon—who won't have to tackle the minimums issue until 2013—is a graduate of the Juilliard School and former principal violist of the Kansas City Symphony and the New York City Opera National Company. He began his tenure on Jan. 6.

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