Author: Stephanie Tretick

All Quiet in Basel

All Quiet in Basel

The streets of Basel, Switzerland are very quiet today, it being a Bank Holiday here.  Many Orchestra members went for a walk to shake off the many hours spent travelling – flights from Pittsburgh to Frankfurt via Chicago, and then several hours by bus to Basel.  […]

NYC tour a series of contrasts – Stephanie Tretick

NYC tour a series of contrasts – Stephanie Tretick

The photos by my fellow blogger Chuck Lirette have fallen into contrasting pairs over the past two days. The charts for the PSO’s stage setup resemble a football play diagram, but their realization is a gridiron of quite a different sort.  On the right the […]

Packing for NYC – Stephanie Tretick

Packing for NYC – Stephanie Tretick

It’s not just instruments and concert clothes which go on tour. Here Stage Technician Rocky Esposito puts a final few items into the stagehands’ trunk, a neatly organized collection of tools, tape, rope, first aid supplies – just about everything needed to fix just about […]

Snow Effects — Stephanie Tretick

Snow Effects — Stephanie Tretick

This weekend the PSO’s journey of a thousand miles begins with not with a step, but a schlep. Due to the mega-snowstorm in the Pittsburgh area the Orchestra’s concert was canceled on Saturday night, but musicians still have to make their way to Heinz Hall […]


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