Pittsburgh Symphony sacks 17 staff

Pittsburgh Symphony sacks 17 staff


norman lebrecht

March 05, 2014

The aim is to balance the budget – at least that’s the official line.

The layoffs were all in the sales department.

The Symphony still employs 79 full-timers and 80 part-time, not including the musicians.

Artistically, it’s on a high with the Austrian Manfred Honeck, undertaking ambitious tours. But someone has to mind the pennies back home.



  • Max says:

    It’s OK! The musicians are fine. No one cares about the staff.


  • V.Lind says:

    If they still have 79 full-time and 80 part-time sales staff, as this posting implies, they sound seriously over-staffed to me. 🙂

  • CA says:

    They do not have those numbers of sales staff: those are the numbers of ALL staff still employed. But I love how cutting those who bring in revenues is supposed to help decrease the deficit. Let’s see how this goes.