The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is canceling the rest of its 2020 concerts as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
In a notice posted to their website, the PSO says will implement a “reinvented” 2020-2021 season due to government restrictions and guidance from health officials.
“For this 125th season, now challenged in an unprecedented way, we recall the vision of our founders, including Andrew Carnegie, who started this orchestra when few cities had one. The joy of our symphonic music has enhanced the lives and been a source of civic pride for the many generations who have followed,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “While it is heartbreaking to know that we will not be able to share the special experiences that were planned for the fall, we simply can’t be together with our audience inside Heinz Hall at this time, given current building restrictions and public health guidance.”
One of the changes the PSO is making in response to the pandemic restrictions is hosting a free digital series this fall.