Due to the ongoing strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians, additional symphony concerts through November 18 have been canceled, Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. announced today.
The canceled concerts are:
- PNC Pops: The Midtown Men on October 28 to 30
- BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Music of Porgy & Bess on November 4 to 6
- BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Fountains of Rome on November 11 to 13
- Fiddlesticks Family Concerts: Around the House on November 12
- Fourth Grade Schooltime concerts on November 16 to 18
- Light Up Night community concert on November 18
The performances of BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Haydn’s Creation, originally scheduled for December 2 and 4, will be presented at a later date due to the special production considerations for these semi-staged concerts. An alternate program will be presented that weekend. No other Pittsburgh Symphony concerts are affected at this time.
“Regrettably, the musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have not contacted us through official channels to return to the negotiating table. We hope that we are able to resume talks soon. Because of this, we must cancel additional performances in consideration of our subscribers and ticket buyers to allow them to adjust plans and consider options,” said Christian Schörnich, senior vice president and COO of the Pittsburgh Symphony. “We appreciate the continuing patience and understanding shown by our patrons during this time as we work to secure the artistic and financial future of the Pittsburgh Symphony.”
In the event of an end to the strike, canceled concerts may be reinstated. Any additional changes to the concert schedule will be communicated via email, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra website and the Pittsburgh Symphony and Heinz Hall Facebook pages.
Ticketholders will be notified as soon as possible with options for handling unused tickets, including exchanging their tickets for Heinz Hall performances later in the 2016-2017 season, donating their tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony, or receiving a refund. The box office can be reached at 412-392-4900. The Pittsburgh Symphony website, pittsburghsymphony.org, will share the most up-to-date information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.
For information on the status of the strike and negotiations, please visit PSOupdate.com