The management of the Pittsburgh Symphony has threatened its musicians with a lock out, attempting to impose a pay cut which would reduce them to a second tier orchestra, and making noise about hiring substitute players.
THE MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA HAVE CHOSEN TO PERFORM, ANYWAY!
Since Friday night’s concert was to have been CMU night (Carnegie – Mellon), Carnegie-Mellon University has graciously provided their Kresge Theater as a venue, and the musicians will perform Friday, after all – FREE, to all public, including those who had already purchased tickets to hear the originally scheduled concert at Heinz Hall.
The concert begins at 8:30pm. this Friday, October 7th, at Kresge. God knows where that is, but I’ll find it.
I’m so proud of these musicians. This is just a brilliant solution – bring your audience with you!!
We are there.
Ruth Ann Scanzillo, principal cello, ERIE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, ERIE PA
AF OF M LOCAL #17.