22. October 2009 · Comments Off on How Do You Get (To Make Money) At Carnegie Hall? · Categories: Links

After you practice for years and get to Carnegie Hall, it’s almost better to move music stands than actually play the piano.

Depending on wattage, a star pianist can receive $20,000 a night at the 118-year-old hall, meaning he or she would have to perform at least 27 times to match the income of Dennis O’Connell, who oversees props at the New York concert hall.

O’Connell made $530,044 in salary and benefits during the fiscal year that ended in June 2008. The four other members of the full-time stage crew — two carpenters and two electricians — had an average income of $430,543 during the same period, according to Carnegie Hall’s tax return.

I read it here.

There’s also an article about L.A. Stage Hands.

Stage hands do work long hours, I’m sure, and I’m guessing the physical work is grueling. But wow.

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