Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Concerts Canceled Through December 5

With the strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians now entering its seventh week, additional symphony concerts through December 5 have been canceled, Pittsburgh Symphony Inc. announced today.

The canceled concerts and events are:

  • BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Thanksgiving Weekend with Hélène Grimaud on November 25 through 27
  • Music 101: John Moore: “It’s All About the Bass” on November 30
  • BNY Mellon Grand Classics on December 2 and 4
  • Celtic Woman with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on December 5

No other Pittsburgh Symphony concerts are affected at this time.

While negotiations continue between the management and the union and we are hopeful to reach an agreement sometime soon, it is unlikely that the organization will be able to turn around quickly enough to advertise and present these concerts successfully under the current circumstances.

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 current information and updates for patrons about the status of future concerts.


  • David Maskalick
    Posted November 17, 2016

    I believe in the Musicians of the PSO.
    I don’t believe the board of the PSO.

  • Deidra Parr
    Posted December 2, 2016

    I have been calling for days, and by days, I mean close to two weeks. The email I received said to mail the tickets back for a refund. Since my tickets were WILL CALL, I don’t exactly have anything to mail back. AND no one at Heinz Hall will answer the phone to answer any questions about getting a refund. Surely the entire facility is not on strike.

    I am beyond disappointed with how this entire thing has been handled.

  • Joyce DeFrancesco
    Posted December 2, 2016


    I’m sorry that no one has gotten back to you quickly. The Box Office has been swamped with cancellations, the strike ending and then the holiday. I have passed your message directly to patron services for addressing your ticketing/refund concerns. You can also reach out via email at customerservice@pittsburghsymphony.org. My apologies again!

  • Erica
    Posted December 4, 2016

    We have not received any notification regarding the Celtic Woman being cancelled. If it wasn’t for logging on to verify the time, we would have shown up. Please explain to me why we were not notified by email. Why would we have to send our tickets in for a refund to be processed? Obviously they cannot be used. The way this is being handled is a complete disappointment!

  • Joyce DeFrancesco
    Posted December 4, 2016

    We are sorry to hear that you just learned of the cancellation of Celtic Woman. I have forwarded your questions onto our patron service department for follow up. Along with processing your refund, they will be able to verify your contact information is correct and that you hadn’t previously opted out from being contacted by the PSO, which are two of the most common reasons we are unable to reach people. They will be in touch soon. Thank you.

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