Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Pittsburgh Symphony Postpone or Cancel Dozens of Events

The decisions come as most large events involving more than 100 people are affected by coronavirus concerns.


On Friday, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust canceled or postponed upcoming events in response to public health concerns over COVID-19. The city’s largest arts organizations posted statements on their websites announcing the change in schedules.

The Symphony’s changes last until March 29 and include BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts and PNC Pops “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” concerts.

Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, notes the financial impact the decision will have. 

“We are grateful for the deep generosity of our community and ask that, whenever possible, that you consider ticket exchanges or donating your tickets for a tax refund. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Pittsburgh Symphony relies on the audience we serve. By donating your tickets in lieu of a refund, you are providing vital support for the music and musicians that inspire and connect our community,” she writes.

The Cultural Trust changes go through April 6 and include all performances, gallery exhibitions, films and events including “The Band’s Visit,” Bookish in the ‘Burgh and ongoing Greer Cabaret programs.

For more information on COVID-19, go to www.alleghenycounty.us/coronavirus.

Categories: The 412