For Immediate Release
March 18, 2020

PITTSBURGH, PA—In response to the continued COVID-19 public health crisis and following public official guidance to limit community transmission of the virus, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra today announced that it is taking new actions on the status of concerts through April 30th, including a rescheduling of the previously postponed PNC Pops “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony.”

“There is nothing more important to the Pittsburgh Symphony than the safety and well-being of our community,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. “We sincerely regret any inconvenience this causes and thank the community for its continued generous support of the arts community and this orchestra.”

Concerts that have been rescheduled:

PNC Pops “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” is now rescheduled for June 30, July 1st and July 2nd. Current ticketholder information is as follows:

March 20th tickets will be moved to June 30 at 7:30 PM
March 21st tickets will be moved to July 1st at 7:30 PM
March 22nd tickets will be moved to July 2nd at 7:30 PM

Patrons holding tickets to these concerts will be contacted by email and by phone starting today. Additional tickets are still available for purchase for this concert series.

Concerts that have been cancelled are:

  • March 13-15 BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Brahms First”
  • March 27-29 BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Petrushka”
  • April 3-5 BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Debussy’s La Mer”
  • April 4 Fiddlesticks “Spring Has Sprung”
  • April 17-19 BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Missa Solemnis”
  • April 18 PSO360: Beethoven’s Genius with Musicians of the PSO
  • April 24-26 BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Hélène Grimaud”
  • April 28 “Music 101: Jeffrey Dee, Principal Bass – Laying the Foundation”
  • April 29 and April 30: “Second Grade Schooltime – Meet the Orchestra”

Ticket Options:
This cancellation will have a significant financial impact on the Orchestra. 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. Please consider donating your tickets back to the Pittsburgh Symphony and receive a donation receipt.

As a Subscriber you can contact your Patron Services Representative (PSR) directly.  We offer you the following options:

  • Bank your tickets for a future concert or apply it toward your 2020-2021 season renewal.  
  • Donate your tickets for a tax credit.
  • Discuss any other options with your PSR.

As an individual concert ticket holder you can reach us by emailing CustomerService@pittsburghsymphony.org.  We offer the following options:

  • Exchange your tickets to an upcoming performance. We are happy to exchange your tickets for one of the upcoming 2019–2020 season performances of comparable value, based on availability. 
  • Donate your ticket for a tax credit.
  • Contact the Heinz Hall box office to discuss other options, such as a voucher, gift certificate or refund.


Media Contacts
Julie Goetz | Director of Communications
jgoetz@pittsburghsymphony.org | 412.392.4866