PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Liza Prijatel Thors as Vice President of Communications. She will lead the PSO’s communications team by overseeing and executing broad national and regional initiatives while also guiding day-to-day media and social relations. She will begin her tenure on January 2, 2018. Thors brings a vast wealth of cross-genre music and performing arts experience and knowledge to the PSO, having spent seven years as partner at Rebecca Davis Public Relations, representing organizations, artists and record labels including the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Music Center in Los Angeles, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, KODO, Robin Gibb, Sophie Milman, Sarah Chang, Universal Music Group and more. Prior, she was an Associate Vice President at entertainment PR agency Susan Blond Inc., representing clients Sandra Bernhard, Rakim and Bulldog Gin, to name a few. Her career kicked off in the publicity department of Universal Classics Group (the Decca, Deutsche Gramophone and Decca Broadway labels) working with artists Renée Fleming, Elvis Costello, Andrea Bocelli and on GRAMMY winning Original Cast recordings of Wicked and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Thors is a trained actor, singer and pianist, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from The University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) School of Theatre, Film and Television. She also holds a certificate from Mike Nichols and Paul Sills’ New Actors Workshop, and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.