“The management of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled orchestra concerts through Dec. 5,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Monday’s (11/14) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “The additional cancellations affect two of the PSO’s core classical subscription weekends in late November and early December, as well as a Music 101 presentation by bassist John Moore and a concert with Celtic Woman. The labor dispute between management and musicians, who have been on strike since Sept. 30, is now more than six weeks old. Prior to today’s announcement, PSO management had canceled concerts through Nov. 18. The organization previously had postponed performances of Haydn’s ‘The Creation,’ scheduled for Dec. 4 and 6, but that weekend’s concerts have been officially canceled. ‘We are still negotiating,’ orchestra committee chairman and bassist Micah Howard said in a statement. ‘The media blackout is still in effect, so I cannot provide details. But I can say that we are working very, very hard to reach an agreement.’ … ‘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 PSO said.”

Posted November 15, 2016