Pittsburgh Symphony recalibrates January programs due to COVID-19 surge

Posted on: January 19, 2022

“For the second weekend, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled a concert and adjusted programming due to positive COVID-19 tests among musicians, which triggers contact tracing and quarantining that can last up to 10 days,” writes Jeremy Reynolds in Tuesday’s (1/18) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “This Friday’s concert has been canceled and the Saturday and Sunday performances restructured. The weekend was to have featured pianist Rudolf Buchbinder, a Beethoven expert, performing and conducting all five Beethoven piano concertos. This program will be rescheduled. Instead, the orchestra’s two new assistant conductors, Moon Doh and Jacob Joyce, will make their subscription series debuts conduct during a 90-minute selection of baroque music for a reduced orchestra to be played without intermission. The new repertoire includes music by Corelli, Stravinsky, Gemiani and Bartók. The Saturday and Sunday concerts will be played at the previously announced times, and ticket holders should use those tickets on those days…. All ticket holders may exchange their tickets for another concert, bank them for a later date, donate them or receive a refund.”