Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Symphony Cancels More Performances

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Symphony Cancels More Performances

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The management of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has canceled orchestra concerts through Dec. 5.

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. …

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