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Canned 'Carmen' generates protesters at ballet
Oct 9, 2004

Pre-'Carmen' concerts planned outside Benedum to protest ballet cuts
Oct 5 2005

 

“What the Audience is saying about “The Nutcracker”

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A look at the Orchestra

 

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, musicians anticipate more talks

Nov 23, 2005

 

Canned 'Carmen' generates protesters at ballet
Oct 9, 2004

Pre-'Carmen' concerts planned outside Benedum to protest ballet cuts
Oct 5 2005

PBT Dancers Show Support
Aug 20, 2005

PSO musicians & respond to PBT
Aug 11, 2005

Pittsburgh Tribune
Aug 4, 2005

Latest News:

November 30, 2005

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PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE, MUSICIANS ANTICIPATE MORE TALKS Representatives of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the musicians of its orchestra met for more than two hours on Monday to discuss the possibility of restoring live music in performances.

 

This meeting was the first in many months in which orchestra representatives and management of the PBT talked about the ballets current financial situation.  In addition, both sides expressed the desire to restore live music to the ballet.  While no resolution was reached, both sides are planning to meet again to continue the talks.  Stay tuned to this website for updates on the talks between the musicians and PBT management.

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To read Mark Kannys article in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, visit:

1. Click here: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/search/s_396882.html

2. Or visit http://www.pittsburghlive.com and type in NewsCode: 396882

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The orchestra musicians of the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts, under the direction of David Knapp, are performing with Pittsburgh Youth Ballet in a presentation of Tchaikovskys ballet The Nutcracker on December 22, 2005.  The students are dedicating their performance to the musicians of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.  The musicians of the PBT are touched by the thoughtfulness and spirit of these students, and would like to send a warm Thank You for making a public statement on the value of live music in our city. 

 

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Please visit our How You Can Help page for information on sending your support for the orchestra to the press and to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Management and Board of Trustees.  You, the patrons of the PBT, are the strongest advocates for return of the orchestra. 

Write to us at HelpUs@KeepPBTMusicLive.com; we want to hear from you!  Send us your words of support for the orchestra and for the future of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as a world-class classical ballet company.