Pittsburgh Symphony cancels November concerts during musicians’ strike

Posted on: October 18, 2016

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled all orchestra events through Nov. 18 in the wake of the musicians’ strike,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Monday’s (10/17) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (subscription required). “In addition, the PSO has postponed semi-staged performances of Haydn’s ‘The Creation,’ scheduled for Dec. 2 and 4, due to the added production demands of that program. As a result, at least four of the 20 core classical concert weekends and two of the orchestra’s seven pops programs scheduled for this season will not take place…. The canceled performances include programs led by guest conductors Leonard Slatkin and Gianandrea Noseda. The organization previously canceled all concerts through Oct. 27. The symphony’s annual fundraising gala on Sept. 17 remains the only scheduled PSO event to have occurred this season, although the musicians have offered many of their own performances…. The musicians have been on strike since Sept. 30. No plans have been made to return to the negotiating table…. Ticketholders will be notified with options for exchanging, refunding or donating their tickets, and they can contact the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900.”

Posted October 18, 2016