By Victor Diaz Lamich via Wikimedia Commons
Those who don't regularly attend Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concerts may not have given much thought to the ongoing PSO strike. But, with the announcement today that Elvis Costello has canceled his Nov. 1 appearance at Heinz Hall, the orchestra's home base, the strike may have more resonance for rock n roll fans.
Costello released the following statement:
I regret to inform you that our "Imperial Bedroom & Other Chambers" concert at Heinz Hall cannot go ahead, as I am unwilling to cross an AFofM picket line during the current strike by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
I hope that the dispute will soon be settled honorably and amicably and that The Imposters and I will have the opportunity to perform at Heinz Hall before too long. We send our apologies to ticket holders and all our friends in Pittsburgh with thanks for your understanding and support of live music wherever it is heard.
Respectfully. Elvis Costello.
According to a press release from Drusky Entertainment
, who booked the show, full refunds will be granted to originals form of payment, and cash purchasers will receive a refund check. For questions, please call the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900.
Read more about the strike here