PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced Tuesday it is canceling concerts at Heinz Hall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and new restrictions laid out by the state.
The PSO cited “concerns for the health and safety of its patrons, staff and musicians” as well for canceling concerts from January through March 2021.
“It deeply saddens us to know that we will not be together with audiences at Heinz Hall this winter to enjoy the outstanding experience of live music with the orchestra, but we must continue to prioritize the health and safety of all of our community members, and current guidance and restrictions make gathering together not possible,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in a release. “These times call on us to adapt and innovate, and continue to bring the experience of great music, so while we are working on revised plans for the winter, we invite all to join us for our exciting online digital series, Front Row, which brings together our magnificent musicians with inventive programs in special places.”
The PSO Virtual Experience will still be available free to the public on the symphony’s website.
However, the following concerts have been canceled:
- January 15-17, 2021 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
- January 22-24, 2021 Zarathustra Plus Gershwin!
- February 5-7, 2021 Beethoven Violin Concerto
- February 12-14, 2021 Romeo & Juliet
- March 5-7, 2021 Gil Shaham
- March 19-21, 2021 Nicola Benedetti Plays Wynton Marsalis
- February 19-21, 2021 ‘S Wonderful Gershwin
- March 26-28, 2021 Dancin’ in the Street: Music of Motown
- January 27-28, 2021 6th Grade Schooltime Concerts
- January 30, 2021 Lift Every Voice
- February 20, 2021 Fiddlesticks: Around the World
- March 10, 2021 PreK/K Schooltime Concerts
- March 23, 2021 Student Side-By-Side
- April 28-May 6, 2021 2nd Grade Schooltime Concerts