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PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announced today that the John Williams pension fund concert scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9 has been canceled.

Due to a recent back injury, John Williams will be unable to travel to Pittsburgh to conduct Tuesday’s (Nov. 9) Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert. He sends his sincere regrets and his best wishes to audience and orchestra alike, and he looks forward to rescheduling his long-awaited appearance with the PSO at the soonest possible date.

The PSO is presently working on rescheduling the concert and will release details when they are available.

Ticket holders to the John Williams concert will be refunded in full for their tickets. Please call the box office at 412.392.4900 for refunds and more information.


  1. Susan Sigler says:

    Wishing him a quick recovery!

  2. Rachel says:

    Feel better John Williams! We’ll miss you…

  3. Kevin Mace says:

    We were so looking forward to seeing him again in Pittsburgh, but most importantly, we wish him good health. Can’t wait to see him when he is feeling better.

  4. Mike says:

    I hope he gets well soon. Hopefully the PSO gets this thing rescheduled!

  5. Pete says:

    Is the refund automatically put on the debit card I used to pay for the tickets?

  6. Bruce says:

    Too Sad for words… I look forward to the rescheduled Date so we can see the Greatest composer in Cinema history

  7. Shannon says:

    Why not give ticket buyers the option of keeping the seats they have for the rescheduled concert? I had pretty good seats – I doubt if I’m as lucky if I have to buy them for the rescheduled appearance. 🙁

  8. Kelli says:

    i am so sorry to hear about Mr Williams injury. I will pray for your recovery. I will be waiting for you to return to Pittsburgh in the future.

  9. Yu-Ling Cheng - VP of Audience Development says:

    Pete – yes, the card you used to purchase the tickets is the card that we will put the refund back on. Let us know if you have any questions.

    Thanks, Yu-Ling

  10. Cameron says:

    Will those who purchased tickets be given first go around at purchasing tickets whenever the the next date is released for the concert?

  11. Steve says:

    Here’s to a quick recovery, We wish you the best, Hoping to see you on your next trip in ! May the force be with you !

  12. Charley Hand says:

    Mr. Williams – We wish you the best and hope the recovery is a quick one.

    Please let us know how to keep our seats for the return.

  13. Matt says:

    I hope he recovers quickly.

    And yes, I’d also like to know if we would be able to keep the same seats if it were rescheduled.

  14. Ben says:

    oh this is sad news. I wish Mr. Williams a quick recovery and we are really looking forward to seeing you here in Pittsburgh.

  15. rsantanam says:

    Cameron, people who purchased tickets for the concert will get a pre-sale offer, but the PSO cannot guarantee they will get the same seats.

  16. Stephanie says:

    I’m not sure about anyone else, but I just checked my credit card activity and there’s no pending refund on it…

    Do you know when our accounts will be credited?

  17. Laura says:

    I do not show a credit yet, either. Please let us know when we can expect to see our refund.

  18. Dave Stanisz says:

    The Force is strong with this one… age is nothing compared to the power of The Force…

    Here’s hoping ya heal well, John. You were a key inspiration for me. With any luck, I’ll get the chance to see you work your magic with the PSO in the future

  19. Collin says:

    Just out of curiosity, any idea when he might be rescheduled to play with the PSO?

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