In August, musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performed “Praeludium” from Grieg’s Holberg Suite for a 30-second #MaskUp video encouraging people to wear masks. The Pittsburgh Symphony produced the public service announcement, which included the Carnegie Museum of Art, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, STAYCEE PEARL dance project, and the Andy Warhol Museum. The music was recorded at a recent Pittsburgh Symphony concert at Hartwood Acres, a park about ten miles from downtown Pittsburgh. In the video, members of Pittsburgh’s arts and culture community wear masks while playing music, dancing, creating visual art, singing, and exploring museums. The video also features unusual masked contributors, such as paintings at the Frick Pittsburgh and Dippy the Dinosaur at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Pittsburgh Symphony President and CEO Melia Tourangeau said, “We hope that this video message will provide some inspiration to the community to keep facing this pandemic together.”
Caption: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians perform in a new #MaskUp video made as a public service announcement.