Pittsburgh blacks out half of November

The administration  of the Pittsburgh Symphony, which is refusing to resume talks with the striking musicians, has cancelled  all concerts down to November 18.

“This is a decision made by Management, and Management alone,” said Micah Howard, PSO bassist and Chair of the Musicians’ Orchestra Committee.  “We are ready to negotiate an end to this dispute so the Musicians can be back on stage at Heinz Hall.  But Management has repeatedly declared that they are unwilling to compromise – that they won’t even meet with us unless we accept the ‘last, best, and final’ contract demands they made a month ago.



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    • If they don’t have a fiercely dedicated audience base and a fiercely committed conductor like Minnesota has, then this board/management might succeed where Minnesota’s failed (i.e. with their goal of closing down the orchestra and simply operating a hall).

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