Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pso Musicians Enrich Our City; Please Back Them

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pso Musicians Enrich Our City; Please Back Them

Article excerpt

Pittsburgh has become a city of superlatives. One only has to look to any newsstand to see another accolade added to our "most livable city." Our fame extends internationally, and a large part of that fame is due to one cultural treasure: the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and its world-class musicians.

Internationally, the PSO has been nominated for Grammys and performed sold-out European tours. More valuable than its international importance is the impact it has in our community. The symphony has attracted artists of world renown to our city such as Yo-Yo Ma, John Williams, Alec Baldwin and James Earl Jones. This is not to mention the countless community performances the musicians give to ensure anyone, regardless of income, can enjoy live classical music.

Few people are aware that Pittsburgh is in grave danger of losing this treasure. …

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