Orchestras in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia are among those arts groups recently announcing free or discounted concert tickets for workers furloughed by the federal government shutdown. The Columbia Orchestra in Maryland is offering $10 tickets to any furloughed employee with valid government I.D., to its Saturday performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia, Maryland. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will give two free tickets to furloughed workers for any of its October classics or pops concerts; federal employees with identification may request and pick up tickets at the Heinz Hall box office during regular business hours, or up to one hour before show time. Virginia’s Richmond Symphony is also performing Verdi’s Requiem this month, and it will offer furloughed employees two free tickets to its October 19 and 20 performances at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Workers may pick up tickets in person at the Richmond CenterStage box office with federal ID.
Posted October 11, 2013