Pittsburgh Symphony on Strike

Please read the attached press release from the Musicians of the PSO. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters as they stand their ground. It is sad that the PSI management is shirking their duty as stewards of this storied institution. Response by the Musicians of the PSO…

The Life of a BSO Musician

By Ellen Pendleton Troyer You settle in to your seat before a BSO concert at The Meyerhoff or Strathmore concert halls. If you’re a regular concertgoer, you look for familiar faces onstage. You think to yourself, “There’s my favorite percussionist,” “there’s that cellist I always love to watch perform,” “is…

Four Fiddlers

Four Fiddlers Mark 25 Years with the BSO by Ellen Pendleton Troyer Over the course of four days in late 1990, the BSO violin audition committee, comprised of 10 players plus music director David Zinman, heard nearly 100 violinists. The goal was to fill four violin section openings. After three…