Pittsburgh Symphony musicians to perform televised, streamed concert for summer parks series

Posted on: July 6, 2020

Socially distanced, masked Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform a televised, streamed program for a summertime outdoors concert series. Photo by Julie Goetz

“Like most arts organizations in the city, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra started cancelling their events in March,” writes Hannah Lynn in Wednesday’s (7/1) Pittsburgh City Paper. “They haven’t performed for the public since then, but that will change with a concert on July 12 as part of the Allegheny County Parks Summer Concert Series. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the concert can be viewed online and on local TV, but there won’t be a live audience. In fact, PSO already recorded the concert in June at Hartwood Acres Park in Hampton Township. The concert, featuring 24 musicians playing works of nine different composers, will air on local CW stations on Sun., July 12 at 7 p.m., and will be available afterwards on the YouTube and Facebook pages of PSO and Allegheny County.… The concert will feature smaller groups of musicians, as a safety precaution, standing apart and wearing face masks…. ‘We can’t be in person with an audience, and we will look a bit different this year,’ said PSO President and CEO Melia Tourangeau. ‘But, the sound of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra remains the same: great music and great musicians.’ ”